AWS Executive Security
Senior and Executive WiCyS Members: Experience what it takes to lead a secure cloud journey for your organization
2022 Dates Coming Soon!
AWS Executive Security Simulation
The AWS Executive Security Simulation takes WiCyS members that are Senior Executives and IT/ Business Leaders through an experiential exercise that illuminates the key decision points of a successful and secure cloud journey. During the team-based, game-like competitive simulation you will leverage an industry case study to make strategic security, risk and compliance time-based decisions and investments. Participants will experience the impact of these investments and decisions on the critical aspects of their secure cloud adoption.
This workshop is designed for executives who are leading the Cloud Transformation Journey, including the CISO/ CIO/ CTO/ CRO, Senior Security and Risk management Leaders, Legal and Compliance. Non-IT participants and Business Unit Leads who are key to executing the Cloud Strategy are also encouraged to attend. The goals are to come away with an understanding of the major success factors to build Security, Risk and Compliance in the cloud, learn applicable decision and investment approaches to specific secure cloud adoption journeys and walk through real-life examples and practical advice by the AWS security experts who will translate lessons learned in the simulation.
- The AWS Executive Security Simulation is geared towards senior to executive-level members.
- This is a 4 hour event that requires full participation and video to be turned on.
- Please note, you cannot exit and re-enter once the event has started.
Cloud Executive Security Advisor, Global Security, Risk & Compliance, AWS Professional Services
With over 15 years of cyber security expertise, Gili Lev is a Cloud Executive Security Advisor at Amazon Web Services. Gili is also the President & Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance NY Metro Board of Directors. Her focus is driving Cloud Security Strategy and Governance Models for Fortune 500 and the largest enterprises worldwide, as they migrate to AWS. Gili provides organizations’ executive leadership with a structured approach to their cloud transformation journey and highlights the key factors to building Security, Risk and Compliance in the cloud. As Gili says, understanding that migration to cloud requires cultural change, processes, people skills and more than just the technology is key to success.
Before joining AWS, Gili led Cloud Computing at a Global Financial Services firm, with first adoption of various Public Cloud initiatives. As the Cloud Security Strategist she developed the Cloud Security Standards Framework for a global bank, and led the direction of various IaaS/ PaaS/ SaaS initiatives including the secure design of multiple large complex environments in AWS.
Gili holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematics from Tel Aviv University.
“My mission is to take executive leaders through the journey to public cloud from a security, risk and compliance standpoint and help facilitate the organizational and cultural change that comes with it, in order to accelerate their cloud adoption and meet the business needs. Whether through Public speaking engagements or directly, I educate enterprise C level executives on security best practices in AWS, as well as give them the tools to strategically approach their migration to the cloud.”
“The AWS ESS was great because I could practice being the security leader I aspire to become in the future. As an aspiring CISO, the simulated environment provided the perfect platform for me to hone my strategic, leadership and decision making skills in a safe and fun environment. The discussions throughout the workshop also enabled me to learn from the other participants and their experiences as well. I highly recommend this workshop to everyone as it is a creative and fun way to learn how to establish cloud security at an organization”
Angela Sims-Ceja, City of Aurora
“Kudos to WiCys and AWS for a thoughtful and realistic cybersecurity simulation. This simulation helped us to collaborate, pool our knowledge and experience to plot decisions with the best outcomes to protect infrastructure. What an excellent workshop experience for executive leadership decision making on this very important topic. Thank you for this opportunity!”
Manager of Security Assurance, Cisco
“The AWS Executive Security Simulation was a great experience! It was a fantastic opportunity to network with other security leaders, it helped to shed the light on the challenge of security strategy decisions, and they made it competitive, so I wasn’t tempted to multitask. It offered a great set of insights for anyone in or exploring a CISO role.”
Information Security Officer, Financeit
“An engaging, thought provoking, well executed exercise bringing together some great cybersecurity minds from across the globe and within the WiCyS community! Thank you so much to AWS and WiCyS for such an excellent event! Looking forward to the next one!”
Enterprise Security Manager, Pure Insurance
“We are in the process of migrating our critical applications to the Cloud. AWS Executive Security Simulation helped me understand numerous perspectives and challenges working with participants from a diverse professional background. It assisted me to ask the right questions to the Stake Holders and get their buy-in. I appreciate WICYs for arranging this, a very well thought program for Senior Leaders in Security Industry.”