Let’s Talk Security In Practice

Hi, I’m Ed – an engineer by trade, CEO by day, and accidental security expert.

For two decades, I’ve been fortunate to have crossed paths with respected industry luminaries and practitioners. On a regular basis, I invite them to discuss practical approaches to securing the software ecosystem based on today’s realities: complex tech stacks, evolving threats, motivated attackers, mounting regulations, and unsettling skill gaps.

Come join us. You may laugh, cry, reflect, or learn – just like your relationship with security. Either way, Ed Talks will be:

Fun, Engaging


Discussion, Debate & Banter



Good, Bad & Ugly



Varied Topics & Panelists



  • Florence Mottay

    Florence Mottay

    SVP Information Security & Global CISO, Ahold Delhaize

  • Sherron Burgess

    Sherron Burgess

    Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at BCD Travel

  • Sandra Dunn

    Sandra Dunn

    Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Cross of Idaho

Are we there, yet? Measuring effectiveness of InfoSec programs

High-performing InfoSec programs are critical to protecting sensitive data, securing systems, and maintaining compliance. However, organizations continuously struggle with the “how are we doing?” question.

This Ed TALKS is Presented by
Ed Adams, Security Innovation | Florence Mottay, Ahold Delhaize | Sherron Burgess, BCD Travel | Sandra Dunn, Blue Cross Idaho

Mar 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM, EDT

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Cloudy at the Breach: Your Software, Your Data, Your Loss
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About Ed Adams

Ed is a software quality and security expert with 25+ years of experience. He is a Ponemon Institute Research Fellow, Privacy by Design Ambassador, Forbes Technology Council Member, and recipient of SC Magazine Reboot Leadership Awards.

Ed sits on the board of The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) and is a BoSTEM Advisory Committee member. He has moderated panels at RSA Conference, BlackHat, Ponemon RIM, and others – and thoroughly loves it.

Interested in being a panelist?
Contact edtalks@securityinnovation.com.

"The Security Principles Panel had impressive panelists and very relevant topics."
David York, Vice President & CISO, Allegion
"Security Innovation has been one of my favorite, trustworthy go-to resources during my Cyber career."
Sivaram Rajagopalan, Global Product Security, Smith & Nephew