In the face of regulatory changes, economic pressure and an expanding attack surface, many organizations struggle to pinpoint the security solutions and processes to best suit their unique needs. Expert insights can help IT leaders reduce risks without hindering innovation, productivity, flexibility or other critical business requirements.
Join us for the CDW Solution Forum on Security to discover how you can make progress toward your IT modernization and business goals.
This two-day event prioritizes collaboration: Gain actionable guidance for building a multilayered security strategy that takes advantage of assessments, data protection and threat mitigation to safeguard your full technology stack — and your business outcomes — now and in the future.
Get ready to explore strategies designed to help your organization:
- Consolidate your security solutions and processes to minimize complexity and develop a holistic security posture
- Build security into your full stack and make your organization more resilient
- Leverage a strong security strategy as a business enabler that allows IT teams to pursue innovation and digital transformation
- Elevate cybersecurity conversations to the C-suite and make security an enterprisewide priority.
- Evolve your security strategy to account for hybrid work and an ever-evolving threat landscape
Thursday | October 19
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m.
- Buck Bell, EVP, GSSO, CDW
Friday | October 20
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
- Buck Bell, EVP, GSSO, CDW
Please check back here for live updates as we finalize your event experience.
Head of Security Risk Management, CDW
Amna Awan is the head of security risk management within the global information security organization at CDW. She came to CDW in 2023 from a financial sector background.
Awan’s team is responsible for security governance, risk, and compliance activities. She has an extensive technology background, including in development, and has held cybersecurity roles in the past with program ownership of multiple domains. She is a periodic speaker and advisor for industry events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Awan is a co-author of the book, The CISO Mentor: Pragmatic advice for emerging risk management leaders. She has a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in management information systems. She holds several certifications, including CISSP, CRISC, CCSP, and ITILv4.
Vice President, Cortex Systems, Palo Alto Networks
Tom Barsi is the vice president of Cortex ecosystems at Palo Alto Networks. He leads the team responsible for building, developing and managing worldwide routes to market for Cortex, including NextWave channel resellers/distributors, global systems integrators, service providers, cloud service providers and managed services.
He joined Palo Alto Networks via the acquisition of Expanse, the world’s leading attack surface management platform. Barsi joined Expanse from VMware, which he joined via the acquisition of Carbon Black. He oversaw business development and strategic partnerships as senior vice president of business and corporate development at Carbon Black. He also has held vice president roles at numerous other organizations, including Proofpoint, where he led business development and global channels. Barsi has over 20 years of experience in channels and business development roles in cybersecurity for both public and private organizations building world-class ecosystems and strategic go-to-market partners.
Executive Vice President, GSSO, CDW
Buck Bell is the executive vice president for CDW’s global security office, bringing more than 20 years of experience in cybersecurity and risk management to the role.
Prior to CDW’s acquisition of Focal Point Data Risk, Bell served as executive vice president of Focal Point’s technology integration division, leading identity and access management, data analytics, SIEM, and elements of cloud security. Prior to Focal Point, he led identity and access management consulting at Optiv Security, with teams across consulting, project management office and offshore operations. In addition, Bell has held several industry roles in Fortune 50 insurance and media companies. Bell worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology on role-based access control standards and NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework 1.1. He also worked with Oasis on the development of SAML 2.0.
Principal and Vice President, Global Security Strategy Office, CDW
Larry Burke is the principal and vice president for CDW’s global security strategy office. In this role, he serves as an executive leader focused on cybersecurity, assisting clients with governance, risk and compliance services.
He also serves as the lead audit executive for certain internal audit outsource and co-source engagements, reporting to the audit committee. Prior to Focal Point being acquired by CDW in 2021, Burke served as a practice leader and the managing partner of Focal Point Data Risk Assurance, a CPA firm that issued SOC 1/2/3 and HITRUST reports. He’s also served as the chief financial officer of a national healthcare services firm and has held financial leadership positions in both publicly traded companies and in public accounting. Burke recently completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at Florida Atlantic University and has research interests in audit, cybersecurity, governance and regulatory impact.
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