Houston CISO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

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

Cornerstone Building Brands
Director, Cyber Security

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

Catharina Budiharto

Phillips66
Digital Security Architect

Tony Caruso

Apache Corporation
CyberSecurity Advisor

Muni Chatarpal

Patterson-UTI Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Mario Chiock

Schlumberger
Schlumberger Fellow

Stephen Cicirelli

American Bureau of Shipping
Chief Information Security Officer

James Costello

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Security Specialist

Alan Daines

Fortive
Chief Information Security Officer

Scott DeCandido

Eastdil Secured LLC
Information Security Officer

Yunique Demann

NTT Data Services
Senior Director, Privacy Strategic Lead

Paul Dial

AECOM
CISO

Mary Dickerson

University of Houston System
AVP/AVC IT Security, CISO

Kimberly Ebright

Teradata
Security and Strategy Operations

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

ABM
VP & CISO

Andy Freeman

DistributionNOW
Director, Information Security

Josh Garvey

Aramco Services Company
Information Security Supervisor

Aldo Gonzalez

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Security Operations Manager

Shuja Haider

LivaNova
CISO

Brad Hollingsworth

Mattress Firm
Sr. Director of Cyber Security

Christopher Kar

Fort Bend Independent School District
Information Security Advisor

Kent Knudsen

Enterprise Products Partners
Manager IT Security

Sameer Koranne

IBM
OT Lead, X-Force Incident Response

Justin Le

Par Pacific
IT Director - Enterprise Information Security

Casey Lee

National Oilwell Varco
Director, IT Security

Mark Littlejohn

CVR Energy
CISO

Linda Marcone

Crate & Barrel
CISO

Mario Martinez

Plains GP Holdings
Sr. Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Defense

Deron McElroy

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Chief of Cybersecurity

John McLeod

National Oilwell Varco
CISO

John Mowery

Motiva
CISO

Thinh Nguyen

Invesco
Global Technical Security Officer & Chief Security Architect

Nibin Philip

Landry's Inc.
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Tim Proffitt

Insperity
Managing Director, Information Security

Ajoy Rao

Luby's
Director Compliance, Governance & Security

Mike Reynolds

MolyCop
Director, Global Information Security

Nick Rose

Genesis Energy
CIO/CISO

Tony Savelsbergh

Aramco Services Company
IT GRC Supervisor

Marc Scarborough

Rice University
CISO

Eric Seagren

Oceaneering International
Chief Information Security Officer

René Smeraglia

NASA Johnson Space Center
Cybersecurity Specialist

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

CPS Energy
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Keith Turpin

The Friedkin Group Inc
CISO

Joy Wangdi

LyondellBasell
Cybersecurity Trust Officer

Kevin Weaver

CommonSpirit Health
Information Security Officer

Bryan Whiteside

Baker Hughes
Senior Director Cyber Security

Reid Wisa

Tailored Brands
Head of Information Security

Chris Wolski

CSAT Solutions
ISO

Craig Wood

Tricon Energy
Director of Infrastructure and Security

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

Learn More

IN-PERSON

November 30, 2022 | 1 day

Houston CISO Executive Summit

C. Baldwin Curio Collection by Hilton

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

Learn More

IN-PERSON

March, 2023 | an evening

Houston CISO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

Learn More

IN-PERSON

June, 2023 | 1 day

Houston CISO Executive Summit

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

Learn More

IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

Learn More

IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | an evening

Houston CISO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

Learn More

Your Community Partners


Global Thought Leader