Cloud Security – How CISO’s and Cybersecurity Execs Uncover Gaps & Steps to Remediation


June 22, 2021




1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

Session Overview

Identifying gaps in Cloud Security requires today’s CISO to continuously monitor their cloud platform architecture, configurations, and accounts. Any misconfigurations expose environments to potential data breaches or data leakage.


Failure to uncover these gaps can result in material loss:

  • 74% of organizations store some or all of their sensitive data in public cloud environments.
  • Cloud misconfigurations caused nearly $5 Trillion in breaches during a two-year period surveyed.
  • 95% of public cloud security failures were the result of misconfigurations or mistakes.
    • Source: Gartner


What You Will Learn

In this session, attendees will hear from Cybersecurity Executives as to how they are working through the challenges of proactively monitoring and managing complex multi-cloud configurations to effectively secure their environments.


The content will draw on the experiences of these executives and how they are applying lessons learned in 2021 and beyond.

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Justin Maynard, VP, Solutions Architecture, Ascend Technologies



Mark Houpt, CISO, Databank
Michael Fillios, CEO, IT Ally
Michael Manske, Director, West Monroe Partners
Dr. Fred Kwong, CISO, Delta Dental of Illinois
and other CISOs/Security Executives sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned


Fillios       Manske     Kwong

Michael Fillios

Michael is the founder and CEO of IT Ally Holdings, a diversified holding company that provides IT and Cyber Advisory to family owned and private equity backed small and medium size businesses (SMBs) and Credit Unions. As a former Fortune 500 global CIO, small business CFO, technology entrepreneur and management consultant with more than 25 years of experience, he is responsible for driving the strategic vision and growth of the IT Ally Holdings companies including IT Ally, CU Ally, fraXtion and the IT Ally Institute. His first book, Tech Debt 2.0™: How to Future Proof Your Small Business and Improve Your Tech Bottom Line, was published by the IT Ally Institute in April, 2020.


At IT Ally, Michael is the lead advisor for SMB leadership teams and their investors, and helps them to increase the value of their company by maximizing their technology investments and managing cybersecurity risk to ultimately future proof their businesses.


At the IT Ally Institute, Michael leads the research, best practices, thought leadership and peer to peer programs for business and IT leaders at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).


Michael Manske

I have over 17 years of chief information security officer, security consulting, and security operations expertise across multiple industries and technical competencies. I work with our clients to operationalize security, mitigate security risks, and meet business objectives. I understand the security threats and technologies required to support complex business and technology objectives while reducing security risks.


My core skills include assessing security risks, implementing security processes to reduce risk, developing and maintaining proactive security support, project management, understanding business needs and requirements associated with security solutions, security design, and project quality assurance. Through my experience implementing complex security and infrastructure solutions, I bring a unique blend of technical, process, industry, and project management skills to develop security solutions that meet business needs.


Previous to leading the security managed services practice, I led West Monroe Partners’ security and networking within Energy and Utilities industry consulting practice. I successfully completed numerous projects that focused on designing secure environments, helping clients adhere to industry and government compliance frameworks including NERC/CIP and NIST, high availability network design, infrastructure architecture, systems management, and monitoring, disaster recovery, and security.


Before joining West Monroe Partners, I was responsible for supporting a global data telecommunication network at a fortune 100 company.


Dr. Fred Kwong

Fred Kwong is currently the CISO for Delta Dental Plans Association. He is a highly recognized thought leader in security and is often asked to speak and chair at national/international security conferences. Fred serves on several advisory boards and is often asked to consult on matters of security and leadership. He currently holds the CISSP, CISA, CISM, PMP and ITILv3 certifications.


He earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology and professional communications, Master of Business Administration in management information systems from Roosevelt University, and holds his Doctorate in organization development from Benedictine University.


Justin Maynard

Justin works cross-functionally throughout the Ascend organization to design and implement comprehensive solutions for our clients. Justin brings more than 20 years of experience in managed services, technology operations, application development, client relationship management, and solution development to help our clients leverage technology to drive business results. Justin has worked with clients of all sizes ranging from 5 to 20,000 end users and in a wide range of industries, including, private equity, financial services, professional services, manufacturing & distribution, telecommunications and non-profit. Justin’s passion is for the people, partners, and clients of Ascend and his mission is to show others how Team Ascend can make their lives easier.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.