Dinner for Detroit Security Leaders

Flying Safely to the Cloud – A Discussion on Cloud Migration and Security Strategies


Wed, August 2, 2023


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Jeff Worthington


Jeff Worthington

Executive Strategist, CrowdStrike

Colonel (Retired) Jeff Worthington, Executive Strategist at CrowdStrike where he provides strategic advisory services related to enterprise cybersecurity solutions for Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local, Higher Education and Healthcare. Prior to joining CrowdStrike, he served as the Chief Information Officer for the Joint Special Operations Command and Deputy Director of XVIII Airborne Corps’ Project Ridgway. This capped a career of uniformed federal service spanning 30 years installing, operating, maintaining and defending our Nation’s most vital information network across the globe. He has extensive experience leading cyber, IT, network and communications teams at all levels of military service across the DoD and within both conventional and Airborne Special Operations units from the foxhole to the White House. His leadership and executive operational experiences include Information Security, IT governance & strategy, network/systems operations, and implementation/integration of robust enterprise systems and services.

As the use of cloud computing continues to grow, the issue of cloud security has become increasingly important. Cloud computing offers a range of potential, but it also introduces new security challenges. We’ll explore your initiatives tied to cloud, including how you’re “making the case” for cloud migration, and the strategies you’ve used to mitigate risk. If time allows, and the group is interested, we may also talk about trends and developments in cloud security, and best practices for organizations that are looking to adopt cloud computing.

Dinner Agenda

5:00 PM EST Welcome Reception and Arrivals with Refreshments

6:00 PM EST Leadership Discussion

  • Introduction (10 mins) The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key takeaways from the guided interaction conversation and dinner discussions.
  • Guided Interactive Conversation (30 mins) – Topics include:
    • Have a better definition of “cloud” and why the term can sometimes feel vague
    • Have gained shared insights and learned from others about the successes and challenges of moving to the cloud
    • Better understand what to consider when developing a strategy to secure cloud infrastructure
  • Open Forum Discussion (35 mins) This discussion will be based on the list of challenges discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the executive level.

7:15 PM EST Dinner Service

9:00 PM EST Conclusion

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