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The Race to Secure Your Supply Chain

Alan Levine Chief Information Security Officer at Alcoa (retired) and Advisor
Jason Lewkowicz Global Chief Information Security Officer at Cognizant
Matthew Butkovic Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University
Eris Symms Chief Information Security Officer at Arconic Corporation

You’re as attractive a target as your most attractive customer! Cybercriminals prey on the most vulnerable providers in the supply chain to gain access to targeted assets. Best in class cybersecurity solutions won’t protect your organization if the attacker exploits one of your partners. Learn from cybersecurity leaders who manage extensive supply chains their best practices for mitigating supply chain risk.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to identify weak links in your supply chain
  • The value of a framework in supply chain security
  • What to include in third party agreements to ensure your supply chain is secure

About the speakers:

Alan LevineAlan Levine is Board Chairman and founding member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Chief Information Security Officer’s Executive Program. He has received numerous awards for his work in cyber security, including personal commendations from the FBI for his contributions to national security.

Alan was the global Information Security Officer for Alcoa Inc, with worldwide responsibilities for all aspects of cyber security, based in Pittsburgh, PA. Alan also served as the Chief Privacy Officer for the company, also responsible for Export Controlled data compliance and eDiscovery.

Jason LewkowiczJason Lewkowicz is an experienced senior executive with over 2 decades in various aspects of business, specializing in: information security, risk governance, crisis management, technology consulting, outsourcing and operations. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Cognizant Technology Services supporting their global business.

Matthew ButkovicMatthew Butkovic is the technical director of the Cyber Risk and Resilience Directorate in the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Butkovic performs critical infrastructure protection research and develops methods, tools, and techniques for evaluating capabilities and managing risk.

Butkovic has more than 20 years of managerial and technical experience in information technology—particularly information systems security, process design, and audit—in the banking and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining the CERT Division in 2010, Butkovic was leading information security and business resilience efforts for a Fortune 500 manufacturing organization.

Eris SymmsEris Symms is the Chief Information Security Officer for Arconic Corporation. Bringing more than 20 years of relevant Information Technology experience to his current role, Eris is responsible for the protection and defense of information assets for Arconic’s global operations.

Prior to serving as CISO for Arconic in 2020, Eris served as the security lead for the company’s digital transformation projects such as its transition to cloud-based collaboration platforms, data loss prevention and cloud access security broker technologies.

Eris joined Arconic (then Alcoa Inc.) in 2011 as an infrastructure engineer, supporting mobile device management platforms (moving from Blackberry-based solutions to iOS/Android-centered mobile device management). He was promoted to serve in an incident response role in 2015 for the Information Security team.

Prior to joining Arconic, Eris served as an engineering lead as a civilian contractor for a joint Department of Defense/Department of Energy program, and as an enterprise systems administrator for U.S. Steel.

Eris graduated from Saint Vincent College in Pennsylvania in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He graduated from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania in 2005 with a master’s degree in information systems management. In February 2021, Eris completed the CISO certification program offered by the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania.

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