Houston CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Houston community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Houston CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Houston CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Mike Coogan

Waste Management
Senior Director, Cybersecurity

Angelique Grado

TechnipFMC
VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Derek Rude

Weatherford
Director, IT Security

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company
CISO

Members

Jason Adams

AmSty
Manager, Cyber Security

Mark Adams

Superior Energy
Senior Manager, IT Security and Compliance/ CISO

Neel Adhikari

Solvay North America, Inc.
Global Security Program Management

André Allen

ENGIE NA
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Lorenzo Alvarado

PIMCO
Head of Security

Jason Black

Tailored Brands
Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer

Preston Broesche

Kirby Corporation
Director of Information Security

Catharina Budiharto

Phillips66
Digital Security Architect

Ted Butler

Global Atlantic Financial Group
AVP Information Security/DCISO

Randy Calhoun

Preventice Solutions Group
Information Technology Security Manager

Anthony Caruso

Apache Corporation
CyberSecurity Advisor

Mohit Chanana

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Manager, IT Security

Keith Chapman

Stewart & Stevenson
Mgr. Ntwk. Arch. & Sec.

Muni Chatarpal

Patterson-UTI Energy
Director of Security

Mario Chiock

Schlumberger
Fellow

Marc Crudgington

Woodforest National Bank
CISO & SVP, Information Security

Alan Daines

Fortive
Chief Information Security Officer

Scott DeCandido

Eastdil Secured LLC
CISO

Yunique Demann

Wolters Kluwer
Associate Director Risk – Data Privacy

Paul Dial

Hess
CISO

Mary Dickerson

University of Houston System
AVP/AVC IT Security, CISO

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

ABM
VP & CISO

Josh Garvey

Aramco Services Company
Security Operations Lead

Aric Getman

Dril-Quip
Manager, IT Cyber Security

Morgan Gothard

Energy Transfer
Sr Director - Identity, Compliance, IT Security

Shuja Haider

LivaNova
Senior Director - IT Compliance & Risk

Matt Harper

Devon Energy
CISO

Keith Herndon

Western Midstream
Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Hollingsworth

Mattress Firm
Director of Cyber Security

Bobby Joseph

Bristow Group
Chief Information Security Officer & Director, SAP Infrastructure

Christopher Kar

Fort Bend Independent School District
Information Security Advisor

Kent Knudsen

Plains GP Holdings
Supervisor, Information Security

Sameer Koranne

Covestro US
Global Operational Technology Security Officer

Chris Lanier

Legacy Community Health
Director Information Security

Justin Le

Par Pacific
IT Director - Information Security

Casey Lee

National Oilwell Varco
Director, IT Security

Sharon Lippe

Huntsman
Global IT Security Manager

Mark Littlejohn

Honeywell
Global Leader, Cyber Security Mg. Svcs.

Martin Littmann

Kelsey-Seybold
CTO & CISO

Linda Marcone

Conn's
VP & CISO

Deron McElroy

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Chief of Cybersecurity Services

John Mowery

ConocoPhillips
Director of Global Information Security

Dave Naples

McDermott International
Manager, Cyber Information Risk

Thinh Nguyen

Invesco
Global Technical Security Officer/ Chief Security Architect

Tim Nguyen

BHP
Information Security Manager - CISO

Rob Nolan

Noble Energy
CISO

Nibin Philip

Landry's Inc.
Global Information Security Officer

Dr. Tim Proffitt

Insperity
Managing Director, Information Security

Ajoy Rao

Luby's
Director of Governance and Compliance

Mike Reynolds

SpeedCast
IT Security Manager - CISO

Nick Rose

Genesis Energy
Chief Information Officer

Tony Savelsbergh

Aramco Services Company
IT GRC Supervisor

Marc Scarborough

Rice University
CISO

Eric Seagren

Oceaneering International
Chief Information Security Officer

Pete Self

StandardAero
Director IT Security and Compliance

Robert Shaffer

UTMB Health
Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Slawson

Occidental Petroleum
Director IT Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance

René Smeraglia

NASA Johnson Space Center
Chief Information Security Officer (NASA-JSC)

Tim Smith

Westlake Chemical
Global CISO

Scott Smith

City of Bryan
Chief Information Security Officer

Cynthia Soares

Baylor College of Medicine
Director, IT Information Security

Diego Souza

Cummins
GLOBAL CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

Adam Traylor

Wilsonart
CISO, Director of Information Security

Keith Turpin

The Friedkin Group Inc
CISO

Stuart Wagner

Enterprise Products Partners
Director, IT Sec. & Compliance

Kevin Weaver

CommonSpirit
Information Security Officer

Bryan Whiteside

Baker Hughes
Senior Director Cyber Security

James Williamson

Intertek Group plc
CISO

Chris Wolski

Port of Houston Authority
CISO

Craig Wood

Tricon Energy
Director of Infrastructure and Security

Upcoming Events


In-person Programs

December 7, 2021

Houston CISO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Houston

Walk away from this peer-led, one-day program with new connections and actionable insights.

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Virtual Programs

September 2, 2021

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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October 12 - 13, 2021

Global CISO Virtual Executive Summit

A virtual gathering for CISOs with global responsibilities to discuss challenges unique to international operations.

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