Cigital CTO Dr. Gary McGraw to Lead IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine CSO Panel at RSA Conference

Featuring four seasoned security executives from Google, Visa, U.S. Bank, and the federal government, panelists will get to the bottom of what CSOs do all day

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. and DULLES, Va., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What does a CSO do all day? Cigital CTO Dr. Gary McGraw will lead a distinguished panel of seasoned executives from government and private industry (many of them living breathing CSOs) in a discussion on critical issues involved in managing security risk during IEEE Security & Privacy magazine's panel at RSA Conference 2013.

"Managing Security Risk: The CSO Panel" (CISO-W22), will take place from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Featuring four seasoned security executives from Google, Visa, U.S. Bank, and the federal government, panelists will get to the bottom of what CSOs do all day.

Led by McGraw, the panelists will attempt to reach consensus as they discuss risk management, business interaction, tools, dashboards, return on security investment, and building security in. McGraw is a security guru and author of Software Security and hosts the Silver Bullet Security Podcast with Gary McGraw co-produced by Cigital and IEEE Security & Privacy magazine.

The four panelists are:

  • Gary Warzala, Chief Information Security Officer at Visa
  • Jason Witty, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at U.S. Bank
  • Eric Grosse, Vice President of Security Engineering at Google
  • Howard Schmidt, former Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator, US federal government;

"I figure if you want to know what CSOs do all day, then you might as well ask them straight.  Better yet, ask a bunch of them at once and watch the sparks fly," says McGraw.  "I am honored to corral this distinguished group of experienced security leaders into one room for a high octane panel.  Please join us at RSA."

This year's RSA Conference will be held in San Francisco from 25 February-1 March. The conference will feature more than 275 sessions across 22 tracks, including seven newly created tracks, and sessions in 20-minute and 60-minute durations, as well as additional expo space to accommodate more exhibitors. To register, visit

IEEE Security & Privacy, one of IEEE Computer Society's 27 peer-reviewed publications, provides articles with both a practical and research bent by the top thinkers in the field along with case studies, tutorials, columns, and in-depth interviews and podcasts for the information security industry. To subscribe, visit

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About Cigital

Cigital Inc., founded in 1992, is the world's largest consulting firm specializing in software security and is the global leader in helping organizations to design, build, and maintain secure software. Our unique expertise, technologies, and training services are a culmination of over twenty years of research activities and thousands of successful software security consulting engagements at leading public and private organizations throughout the world. Cigital is headquartered outside Washington, D.C. with regional offices in the U.S., Europe, and India. For more information visit:

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