Houston CISO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level 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 best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

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.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Doug Rinehart

Newfold Digital
CISO

Derek Rude

Weatherford
Director, IT Security

Anthony Souza

Corteva Inc
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Genady Vishnevetsky

Stewart Title Company
CISO

Joy Wangdi

LyondellBasell
Cybersecurity Trust Officer

Governing Body Members

Jason Adams

Cornerstone Building Brands
Director, Cyber Security

Neel Adhikari

Solvay
Global Security Program Management

André Allen

Engie
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Barry Beckett

Navitus Health Solutions
CISO

Julie Boehl

Southwestern Energy
Director, Information Security

Dd Budiharto

Evanta Guest
President & CEO

Tony Caruso

Apache Corporation
CyberSecurity Advisor

Muni Chatarpal

Patterson-UTI Energy
Chief Information Security Officer

Mario Chiock

SLB
Schlumberger Fellow

James Costello

Katy Independent School District
Security Specialist

Alan Daines

Baker Hughes
Chief Information Security Officer

Scott DeCandido

Eastdil Secured
Information Security Officer

Yunique Demann

NTT DATA Americas’ Inc
Data Protection Officer

Paul Dial

AECOM
CISO

Mary Dickerson

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Associate Vice President, CISO

Joshua Dray

San Jacinto College
CISO

Kimberly Ebright

Teradata
Security and Strategy Operations

Stephanie Franklin-Thomas

Medtronic
VP/Global Chief Information Security Officer

Andy Freeman

DistributionNOW
Director, Information Security

Aldo Gonzalez

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Manager, IT Security Operations

Octavio Herrera

Occidental Petroleum
Director of Cyber Security

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

Buckeye Partners
SENIOR DIRECTOR, IT INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATIONS

Casey Lee

NOV, Inc
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

NOV, Inc
CISO

Michael Morgan

Phillips 66
CISO

John Mowery

Motiva
CISO

Thinh Nguyen

Invesco
Global Technical Security Officer & Chief Security Architect

Nibin Philip

Fertitta Entertainment
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Loc Phu

Shell
US CISO

Mike Ratliff

Invesco
Technical Information Security Officer

Mike Reynolds

MolyCop
Director, Global Information Security

Nick Rose

Genesis Energy
CIO/CISO

Marc Scarborough

Rice University
CISO

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

PROG Holdings
EVP & Chief Information Security Officer

Keith Turpin

The Friedkin Group Inc
CISO

Christopher Ward

TechnipFMC
CISO

Kevin Weaver

CommonSpirit Health
Region Cybersecurity Officer

Reid Wisa

Tailored Brands
Head of Information Security

Chris Wolski

Applied Security Convergence
Executive Consultant / Fractional CISO

Craig Wood

Tricon Energy
Director of Infrastructure and Security


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

  1. Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience
  2. Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management
  3. Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

June 18, 2024 | 1 day

Houston CISO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

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

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IN-PERSON

September 10, 2024 | an evening

Houston CISO Inner Circle

The Houston Club

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

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IN-PERSON

December 11, 2024 | 1 day

Houston CISO Executive Summit

Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria

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

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