VP & Chief Information Security Office | Northwestern Mutual
As Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Laura Deaner is accountable for establishing and steering Northwestern Mutual’s enterprise-wide information risk management and security strategy. In this role she will champion the build out of an integrated risk culture, driving effective operation of technical and administrative controls. Laura works closely with the executive leadership and the Board of Trustees, matching effective controls to an appropriate level of risk tolerance. Leading the enterprise’s second line of defense, she is responsible for prioritizing and sequencing the treatment of information security risks, aligned with industry-standard risk management frameworks.
Prior to coming to Northwestern Mutual early in 2021, Laura was the Chief Information Security Officer at S&P Global, responsible for establishing and driving the enterprise information security vision and program. She leverages her twenty-two years working in security for multi-national Fortune 500 companies to build effective and robust information security programs by aligning deep technical expertise with executive business vision and support. She was previously the first named CISO at PRNewswire, where she built a comprehensive security practice from the ground up.
Laura holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Old Dominion University in the state of Virginia in the United States. She is a member of several information security and technology societies including OWASP, WiCyS, ISC2, and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She’s featured in Women Know Cyber – 100 Fascinating Females Fighting Cybercrime.
Laura is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in technology as well as her field of Cyber Security. She served as a council member of the S&P Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council whom are tasked with fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. Her accomplishments as a council member have included revamping the Employee Resource Groups, adding sentiment and data driven metrics to enhance the community goals. She worked to establish partnerships with various organizations to build in diverse talent pipelines in the technology organizations such as Girls Who Code.
Laura is a frequently requested speaker and respected thought leader, recognized for her innovative leadership and strong business acumen. She has participated in the World Economic Forum’s Global Futures Council on Cyber Security as a co-chair leading a group of subject matter experts in solving cyber challenges. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), an industry consortium dedicated to reducing cyber-risk in the global financial system. FS-ISAC has 7000 plus financial institutions, 15,000 users in the 70 jurisdictions to ensure the mission is accomplished. As a board member, she continues to encourage more participation in sharing timely cyber information which is action oriented at a global scale.
Laura loves spending time with her family. She and her partner Murray are proud parents of four boys. They live in Brooklyn, NY where they love getting outdoors as a family for hiking, bike rides and amateur astronomy star gazing. She is also a big fan of science fiction and tinkering with technology at home. Don’t ask her how many raspberry pi’s she has.
In addition to taking advantage of the many tactical sessions on FinCyber Today’s agenda, sponsors enjoy a variety of benefits such as a high member-to-sponsor attendance ratio, networking opportunities, and the chance to get in front of the finance sector’s technology decision makers.
Confirmed speaking sponsors can optimize their sponsorship by adding a booth (Bronze Add-on) in the Solutions Hall for an additional $10,000. The Bronze Add-on includes two complimentary registrations. Speaking Sponsorships do not include booths.
PLATINUM SESSION | $65,000
30-minute general session with an executive thought leader presenting on a topic or issue of relevance to an audience functionally responsible for protection, resilience, mitigation, and recovery at their respective financial sector firm.
GOLD SESSION | $50,000
45-minute concurrent session or roundtable led by an executive sharing expertise on a top-of-mind subject. This format includes an option to invite one of your practitioner clients to speak with you (session remains a sponsored session and fee applies).
SILVER SOLUTION SHOWCASE | $36,000
Three rounds of 15-minute product demonstrations with a 5-minute audience rotation between each demo. This is the one session where product demonstrations and discussions are what the audience is here for. Leads don’t get any hotter than this.
SOLUTIONS HALL SPONSORSHIPS
BRONZE | $30,000
8’x8’ booth in the Solutions Hall for product demos and meet and mingle with attendees. The Hall is set to maximize booth traffic with optimal hours and refreshment breaks and evening receptions strategically set there. Your team is welcome to attend open-door sessions with time to get back to the booth before attendees join you looking for the best-in-class cybersecurity products and services.
BRONZE ADD-ON | $10,000
Confirmed speaking and designated sponsors can choose to add an 8’x8’ booth in the Solutions Hall. The Hall is set to maximize booth traffic with optimal hours and refreshment breaks and evening receptions strategically set there.
EARLY-STAGE BRONZE | $9,500
8’x8’ booth in Early-Stage designated area of the Solutions Hall. Same benefits as Bronze at a budget designed for early-stage firms – because our members are always looking at start-up firms working on products and services to protect the sector. Must demonstrate the firm is in seed, Series A or B stage or have raised less than a total of $10M to date.
ALL-DAY CAFÉ | $28,000
The All-Day Café is the place everyone knows to go to for a quick coffee water. Open daily, the café is set to encourage meetings and attendee bonding. Branded items are the responsibility of the sponsor.
NETWORK AND POWER STATION | $22,500
This branding opportunity comes with comfy furniture to encourage attendees relax and enjoy conversations while charging devices. Great space for sponsor to meet prospects and clients. Sponsorship includes 8’x8’ space, seating, a coffee table and power bank. Branded items are the responsibility of the sponsor.
WATER BOTTLES AND WATER STATIONS | $20,000
Great branding opportunity – your logo is carried everywhere, and a hydrated attendee is a happy attendee. Sponsorship includes co-branded, reusable water bottles and branded water stations throughout the event.
PRIVATE MEETING ROOM | $35,000
Private meeting rooms are conveniently located near the meeting space – very helpful to stay productive.
PRIVATE MEETING ROOM WITH TERRACE | $40,000
Private meeting room with a terrace conveniently located near the meeting space – stay productive and catch some zen on the terrace.
BREAKFAST SPONSOR | $6,750 Tues | $5,000 Wed
Breakfasts are always crowded and a terrific way to raise brand awareness, promote your session or booth. Big impact with no extra work for your onsite team. Option to customize food, beverage and add branded items at the responsibility of the sponsor.
LUNCHEON SPONSOR | $18,000 Mon | $16,000 Tues | $12,000 Wed
Put your name on one of the daily luncheons – and own the power of this hour. The opportunity to relax with colleagues, discuss sessions and issues, or just get to know each other Option to customize food, beverage and add branded items at the responsibility of the sponsor.
REFRESHMENT BREAKS | $4,000 - $5,000
Offer attendees much needed refreshment breaks – and they will remember your company – and your company brand is showcased. Option to customize food, beverage and add branded items at the responsibility of the sponsor.
WELCOME RECEPTION | $30,000
Everyone loves the opening reception. This is a terrific way to build brand recognition – cocktails, food, and attendees all enjoying an evening together. Sponsorship includes a host bar and hors d'oeuvres. Option to customize food, beverage and add branded items at the responsibility of the sponsor.
WOMEN IN INFOSEC BREAKFAST | $20,000
Host breakfast for your women colleagues in cybersecurity. A good opportunity to meet and grow your network. Option to customize food, beverage and add branded items at the responsibility of the sponsor.
PRIVATE INVITE-ONLY DINNER ON SUNDAY | $20,000
Take prospects and clients to dinner. Sponsor coordinates the event and is responsible for all costs, choosing location, transportation, decor, entertainment, and food and beverages. Plan for dinner to start at or after 7:00 pm (following Welcome Reception). FS-ISAC provides the registration list with company and title. After review, sponsor provides list of invitees, invite copy and RSVP link for FS-ISAC to send on behalf of sponsor (process honors attendee anonymity, until sponsor receives RSVP).
ATTENDEE BAG | $16,000
Make sure your company goes everywhere with the attendees by way of a branded bag. Great exposure and has life after the event.
BADGE LANYARD | $20,000
Attendees can’t go anywhere without your wearing your brand – badges are required for all sessions and social events.
FINCYBER JOTTER | $10,000
Jotter journals are a must have in this industry. Make sure attendees see your company logo every time they use it.
MEETING SPACE WI-FI | $25,000
Brand the meeting space Wi-Fi – sponsor names the network.
MOBILE APP | $15,000
Brand exposure before, during and post event. The only way for attendees to navigate and network while at the event.
MONDAY GENERAL SESSION SEAT DROP | $8,000
TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION SEAT DROP | $7,000
WEDNESDAY GENERAL SEAT DROP | $6,000
Materials will be pre-set on every seat in the main session room before opening remarks. Choose Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. Terrific way to promote onsite presence or session to attendees.
MONDAY GENERAL SESSION COMMERICAL (3 available) | $2,000
TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION COMMERICAL (3 available) | $1,750
WEDNESDAY GENERAL SESSION COMMERICAL (3 available) | $1,500
There’s a reason advertising has been in existence since the 16th Century – it works. Summit commercials are here to stay too.
More branding sponsorship opportunities announced soon. The meeting space is all Arizona beauty – and we can add elevator clings, column wraps, and charging lockers throughout.
All prices are quoted in USD. Sponsorships must be paid-in-full prior to and no later than 9 September.
Sponsor Terms and Conditions must be accepted as written. No redlines or addendums accepted.
Questions? Please contact the Sponsor Development Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.