Sarah Engstrom

Chief Information Security Officer & IT Director of Productivity
CHS
Sarah Engstrom is Chief Information Security Officer & IT Director of Productivity at CHS, Inc. Located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, this Fortune 100 company is a farmer-owned cooperative in energy, agriculture and financial services - serving a diverse set of domestic and international customers. She joined CHS in December 2015 and is responsible for governance, risk and compliance for Cyber Security as well as enabling employees to be more productive with technology. Sarah spent the last 13 years of her career with Target in a senior leadership role for both Information Technology and Information Security organizations. She has experienced and navigated significant challenges as well as multiple organizational changes in the security industry. Sarah's passions extend beyond the corporate realm. She is very active in fitness, health and well-being, yoga and travel. These passions enable her to provide an open, supportive and nurturing environment to her co-workers and team - a means to differentiate herself in an otherwise stressful and tumultuous field.


9:00 AM Evolving Role and Reporting Structure of the CISO

Cyber security is just one responsibility of the CISO, with high profile data breaches in the new regulatory era,  communication with the board and the rest of the C-suite is paramount.  CISOs must shape the message and methods to address unique organizational dynamics.  Explore how the CISO must be part technical guru along with psychologist and business leader.  The CISO must know the technology enough to protect the organization’s critical operations and data. The CISO must be able to justify security expenditures in business terms. The psychology helps with navigating motivations and priorities of the rest of the executive team. Changing regulations are also affecting the CISO’s reporting structure and the dynamics of the role

Join this session to learn how to:

•Engage, manage and meet board and C-Suite expectations

•Exploring how the CISO reporting structure has changed with regulations

•Blending business, psychology and technology