Pittsburgh CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Pittsburgh 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

Pittsburgh CISO Governing Body

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


Bill Balint

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Steven Bugajski

US Steel
Chief Information Officer

Francois Estellon

Matthews International
Executive Vice President - Global Operations and Chief Technology Officer

Bill Fortwangler

Dollar Bank

Omar Khawaja

VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Susan Koski

CISO, Head of Security and Enterprise Response

Matthew Putila

Gateway Health
VP, Information Technology & CTO

George Rosato

Director, IT


Robert Brenis

Signet Jewelers Limited
Director IT Information Security and GRC

Mark Caplan

84 Lumber Company
VP Infrastructure, Operations, Security & Risk

Jim Cebula

Citizens Financial Group
Senior VP, Cyber Security

Dave Coughanour

Sr. Director of Cybersecurity

Thomas Dugas

Duquesne University

Dr. Trebor Z. Evans

Dollar Bank
Sr. VP and Chief Information Security Officer

Jonathan Hale

Veolia North America LLC
Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer

Dr. Henry Jiang

VP - Business Information Security Officer

John Johnston

Sr. Manager, Global Security and Compliance

Jim Mahony

Robert Morris University

Colleen McMahon


Michael Noble

Chief Information Security Officer

Julie Ray

US Steel
Chief Information Security Officer

Doug Salah

Sr. Manager, Cyber Capabilities

John Shaffer

Cyber Security Manager

Ryan Shaw

Howmet Aerospace

Eris Symms

Chief Information Security Officer

Paul Turcotte


Kevin Varley

Director IT Security and Compliance

Jessica Walpole

Lincoln Electric
Vice President, Global IT Security Operations

Justin Zimmerman

Giant Eagle
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Peter Zwieryznski

Koppers Holdings
Network and Information Security Architect

Upcoming Programs

In-person Programs

December 1, 2021

2021 Pittsburgh CISO Executive Summit

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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

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Virtual Programs

September 16, 2021

Pittsburgh CISO Virtual Town Hall

Pittsburgh CIO & 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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