Implications & What’s Next?

CISO-to-CISO sharing at its best. Geoffrey Brown, NYC CISO and Myrna Soto, Comcast’s Global CISO, challenge each other as to how cyber security can be a mechanism that doesn’t say no, but rather asks how. How does the New York City city landscape present as a cyber risk to an iconic NYC-based company? And when can CISOs celebrate wins? Find out this and more.

New York 2017
Myrna Soto & Geoff Brown
Comcast & NYC
Myrna Soto is Corporate SVP & GCISO (Global Chief Information Security Officer) at Comcast. In her role, Myrna is responsible for all security & technology risk management for the Enterprise. She is responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected across the entire corporation. Myrna is the Executive Champion for the Hispanic affinity group at Comcast, “Unidos”. Myrna holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Psychology, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. Myrna also holds a Masters Certification in Project Management from George Washington University. Myrna is also an Executive Management Committee Board Member (Vice President) of HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council), a Member of the Board of Directors for CMS Energy & Consumers Energy [NYSE:CMS] and a Member of the Board of Directors for Spirit Airlines [NASDAQ: SAVE].


Geoffrey Brown was appointed Chief Information Security Officer for the City of New York in 2016, a position focused on cybersecurity and aggregate information risk across all 100+ NYC departments and agencies. In July 2017, Mayor de Blasio established New York City Cyber Command, led by Geoffrey and charged with setting Citywide cybersecurity policies; directing response to cyber incidents; and advising City Hall, agencies and departments on the City's overall cyber defense.

Prior to joining City government, Geoffrey worked in financial services, developing and operating threat management disciplines including threat intelligence, detection, response and countermeasures.

Geoffrey also served in the federal government, including work with the National Commission for Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission), supporting the investigation’s work with the first responder community in NYC. Geoffrey is a graduate of Middlebury College.