The world of cybersecurity expands and gets more complex every day, and the number and variety of roles for security professionals is extensive. One of the most visible and highly sought after positions is the senior security leader or Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The CISO has many responsibilities, and their job isn’t always consistently outlined but it is always critical. This panel discussion will shed light on what goes on daily as a security leader, and also cover some of the interesting or not so interesting parts of their job.
About CISO and Senior Security Leaders Panel
Adam Mishler is the Chief Information Security Officer at Best Buy where he leads a team of seasoned, risk-minded practitioners charged with ensuring that systems and information assets are protected. He is passionate about risk management and information security, specifically protecting Best Buy and its customers and employees, while also acting as an enabler as the business transforms, innovates, and pursues new strategic growth opportunities.
Adam refined his technical, risk, and leadership skills as a Big-4 information security consultant serving a variety of fortune 100 organizations prior to joining Best Buy in 2015.
Adam received his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University.
Jodie Kautt is vice president of cyber security at Target. In this role, Jodie leads the Cyber Fusion Center, which integrates threat intelligence, advanced analytics and state-of-the-art technology to detect, deter, investigate and mitigate cyber threats. In addition, she leads product security, data protection and enterprise incident management for Target.
Jodie is the executive champion for Target’s Technology Services Diversity Action Committee, focused on building a team that values open dialogue, respect, inclusion and diversity. Prior to her current role, she was Target’s Senior Director of Information Risk Management.
Jodie joined Target in 2005 from KPMG, where she consulted with a variety of companies.
Jodie earned a Bachelors from Minnesota State University in Accounting, with minors in International Business and Business Law, as well as a Masters Degree from Augsburg University in Business Administration. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an inactive Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Noah Korba leads Cyber Security for General Mills. In this role, he is responsible for establishing an enterprise cybersecurity strategy that identifies evolving threats and delivers prioritized risk mitigation solutions that enable each business segment and function globally.
Mr. Korba started his career as a research assistant at Iowa State University, focusing on computer crime investigation. In this capacity, he built their first computer forensics lab, which serviced investigations for the majority of Iowa. This allowed him to collaborate with multiple governmental agencies, including the Iowa State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Secret Service. In 2005, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a Cybersecurity Advisor, leading multiple cybersecurity risk assessments across multiple sectors, establishing himself as a trusted advisor to companies in the United States, United Kingdom, Western Europe, China, Canada, and Mexico. In addition, he developed and led training on network and application penetration testing for all new hires in the PwC’s cybersecurity practice.
In 2011, he joined General Mills’ IT Security Infrastructure team, architecting new cyber security technologies, process automation, and establishing General Mills’ first forensics capability. He has since held various roles of increasing responsibility within security, with his most recent role as Director, Cyber Security in January of 2019.
Mr. Korba holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University, with a specialization in Information Assurance.