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Cyber Security is a critical part of every organization. Are you doing what you need to protect your apps and website?

Note: This session is specifically for organizational leaders. It is one of two sessions in our cybersecurity series. The second session — Cyber Security Workshop — will be held 10:30 am – 12 pm HST (separate registration here: https://true-cybersecurity-workshop.eventbrite.com)

The session will provide an overview of Google Cloud’s security model, and will cover the following topics:

  • industry trends and best practices
  • cyber security hot topics
  • critical areas of concern
  • zero trust
  • software supply chain
  • EO support
  • Google’s impact/influence in government and commercial sectors in helping to prevent cyber threats.

The session will also review a case study on New York City Cyber Command. NYC Cyber Command is a centralized organization created by Executive Order to lead the City’s cyber defense efforts and works across more than 100 agencies and offices to prevent, detect, respond, and recover from cyber threats. As a model for collaboration, NYC Cyber Command is committed to protecting NYC infrastructure and critical systems from malicious attacks through the latest technologies, public-private partnerships, and regular training for City employees.


  • 8:30 am – 9:40 am: Cybersecurity overview with Phil Venables
  • 9:40 am – 10:00 am: NY City Cyber Command case study with Chris Hein
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: Cyber Security Workshop (separate registration here: https://true-cybersecurity-workshop.eventbrite.com)


Phil Venables, CISO & Vice President, Google Cloud

Phil is the Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Google Cloud where he leads the risk, security, compliance, and privacy teams. Additionally he oversees a team of security industry experts and leaders in the Google Cloud Office of the CISO who partner with customers on their secure digital transformations.

Prior to joining Google Cloud, Phil was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he held multiple roles over a long career, initially as their first Chief Information Security Officer, a role he held for 17 years. In subsequent roles he was Chief Risk Officer for the firm’s operational risks, an operating partner in their private equity business and a senior advisor to the firm’s clients and executive leadership on cybersecurity, technology risk, digital business risk, and operational resilience. In addition to this, Phil was a Board Director of Goldman Sachs Bank (USA).

Before Goldman Sachs, Phil held multiple Chief Information Security Officer as well as senior engineering roles across a range of finance, energy and technology companies.

Outside of Google, Phil serves on the boards of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the NYU Stern Business School Volatility and Risk Institute. He also serves on the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board of NIST and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Phil earned a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of York and an MSc in Computation and Cryptography from the Queen’s College at Oxford University. He was awarded the designation of Chartered Engineer in 1995 and Chartered Scientist in 2002 and was elected a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2005.

Chris Hein, Head of Customer Engineering, Google Cloud

Chris Hein runs the Customer Engineering team for Public Sector in Google Cloud. He’s been with Google for 7 years as a Solution Architect, Technical Evangelist, and now Head of Customer Engineering. During that time Chris has helped Fortune 10 companies and state governments alike work more like Google. His goal is to help public sector organizations become more efficient and effective in furthering their mission using best in breed technologies and methodologies.


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