New Jersey CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the New Jersey 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

New Jersey CISO Governing Body

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


Roota Almeida

Delta Dental of New Jersey

Lookman Fazal

NJ Transit
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Zouhair Guelzim

L'Oreal Americas
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Warren Kudman

Turner Construction
SVP & Chief Information Officer

Hussein Syed

RWJBarnabas Health
Chief Information Security Officer

Gabrielle Wolfson

Quest Diagnostics Inc
Senior VP & Chief Information & Chief Digital Officer


Rod Aday

Director, Information Risk Management

Ankur Ahuja

Vice President and Global CISO

Don Aliberti

Valley National Bancorp
Director, Cyber Risk Management

Scott Bourne

Merck & Co.
IT Risk Management/ Attack Surface Reduction

Eric Brohm

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Bob Brown

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

Alex Bykov

BNY Mellon
Executive Director, Head of Insider Threat Analytics and Engineering

Christopher Callahan

Weichert Realtors

Cindy Cullen

Thomson Reuters
Sr Director, Information Security Officer

Larry Dolan


Keith Donnelly

VP, Global Head of Risk & Compliance

Ken Fishkin

Lowenstein Sandler
Manager, Information Security

John Hoke

Avis Budget Group
Senior Director, Global Information Security

Michael Iwanoff


Rafi Khan

NJ Transit
Chief Information Security Officer

Afzal Khan

OPKO Health
Global Chief Information Security Officer

Bilal Khan

NJ Transit
Chief Technology & Security Officer

Kevin Kilgore

Business Unit Information Security Officer

Sofia Kokolis

Freedom Mortgage

Mark Kramer

Tenex Capital Management
Senior Operating Advisor

Richard Kulesa

Dun & Bradstreet
Chief Risk Officer

Mike Livni

Valley National Bancorp

Ken Loisch

Director, Information Security & Compliance

Alim Macauley

Bristol-Myers Squibb
Director, Security Risk Mgmt.

Andrew Malinowski

Construction Specialties

Ravi Mani

Quest Diagnostics Inc
Vice President & CISO

Bob McKenna

Selective Insurance
SVP Enterprise Strategy and Execution

Ganesh Murugan

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Head of Cyber Strategy & Execution

Manish Nashine

Dun & Bradstreet
Global Head of Threat and Vulnerability Management

David Ortiz

Church & Dwight
Chief Information Security Officer

Patrick Park

Director, information Security & CISO

Rob Reiser

Tory Burch
Sr. Director Information Security and Data Privacy

Hari Shah


Gurjinder Singh

Halma plc
Head of Cyber Development, VP Halma IT

Fred Spencer

Everest Re Group

Rob Suárez

Becton, Dickinson and Co
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Madhu Thekk

Siemens Financial Services
Cybersecurity Officer

Galo Vaca

SVP, IT Risk & Cybersecurity, Group Information Security Officer (GISO)

Upcoming Programs


August 9, 2022 | 1 hour

New Jersey CISO Virtual Town Hall

New Jersey CIO & CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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September 13, 2022 | an evening

New Jersey CISO Inner Circle

The Grove

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

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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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