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. 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

Randy Calhoun

Preventice Solutions Group
Information Technology Security Manager

Anthony Caruso

Apache Corporation
CyberSecurity Advisor

Keith Chapman

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

Muni Chatarpal

Patterson-UTI Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Mario Chiock

Schlumberger
Schlumberger Fellow

Alan Daines

Fortive
Chief Information Security Officer

Scott DeCandido

Eastdil Secured LLC
Information Security Officer

Yunique Demann

NTT Global Data Centers Americas
Senior Director, Privacy Strategic Lead

Paul Dial

AECOM
CISO

Mary Dickerson

University of Houston System
AVP/AVC IT Security, CISO

Kimberly Ebright

loanDepot
VP & Chief Privacy Officer

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

ABM
VP & CISO

Andy Freeman

DistributionNOW
Director, Information Security

Josh Garvey

Aramco Services Company
Security Operations Lead

Aldo Gonzalez

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
IT Security Supervisor

Shuja Haider

LivaNova
Senior Director - IT Compliance & Risk

Matt Harper

Devon Energy
CISO

Brad Hollingsworth

Mattress Firm
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 - 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.

Linda Marcone

Conn's
VP & CISO

Mario Martinez

Plains GP Holdings
Sr. Director of Infrastructure and Cyber Defense

Deron McElroy

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Chief of Cybersecurity Services

John McLeod

National Oilwell Varco
CISO

John Mowery

Motiva
CISO

Thinh Nguyen

Invesco
Global Technical Security Officer & Chief Security Architect

Tim Nguyen

BHP
Information Security Manager - CISO

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

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

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

Keith Turpin

The Friedkin Group Inc
CISO

Stuart Wagner

Enterprise Products Partners
Director, IT Sec. & Compliance

Kevin Weaver

CommonSpirit
Division Cybersecurity Officer

Bryan Whiteside

Baker Hughes
Senior Director Cyber Security

Reid Wisa

Tailored Brands
Head of Information Security

Chris Wolski

Port of Houston Authority
CISO

Craig Wood

Tricon Energy
Director of Infrastructure and Security

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

June 28, 2022 | 1 hour

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Optimizing the Workforce for Cyber Crisis Resilience — An Interactive Simulation

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

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VIRTUAL

August 23, 2022 | 1 hour

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

Houston CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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IN-PERSON

September 14, 2022 | an evening

Houston CISO Inner Circle

The Grove

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

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IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

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

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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.

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