San Francisco CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the San Francisco 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

San Francisco CISO Governing Body


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

Co-Chairs

Yassir Abousselham

UiPath
SVP, CISO

Selim Aissi

ICE Mortgage Technology
CISO

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead Sciences
CISO, Head of Information Security & Data Privacy

Cassie Crossley

Schneider Electric
VP, Deputy Product Security Officer

Devin Ertel

Menlo Security
Chief Information Security Officer

Al Ghous

Snapdocs
CISO

Jeff Trudeau

Chime
CISO

Members

Colin Anderson

Ceridian
SVP, CISO

Mahesh Ayyala

Square
Director of Security

Sujeet Bambawale

7-Eleven
VP, CISO

Greg Bown

Napa County, CA
CISO

Glen Carson

California Natural Resources Agency
CISO

Ajay Chandramouly

Oracle
Chief Security Officer

Gene Chen

Synaptics
CISO

Gary Coverdale

Mono County
CISO

Pallavi Damle

Netgear
Senior Director - Head of Cybersecurity

Floyd Fernandes

Credit Karma
CSO

Marzena Fuller

SignalFX
CSO

Jay Gonzales

Samsung Electronics America
Chief Security Officer

Roger Hale

agora.io
CSO

Chris Jacquet

Hertz Global
SVP & CISO

Brad Jones

Seagate Technology
VP of Information Security

Tolgay Kizilelma

University of California - Merced
CISO

Jeff Klaben

Santa Clara University
Adjunct Professor

Albert Lam

California Department of Community Services & Development
ISO

Ody Lupescu

Ethos Group
VP of Security/CISO

Michael McAlpen

8x8
Head of Global Security, Compliance and Fraud

Lucia Milica

Proofpoint
Global Resident CISO

Leda Muller

Stanford University
CISO/Assistant Director of Support Services

Kevin Neely

Pure Storage
Director of Corporate Security

Austin O'Flynn

CommonSpirit
Legal leader for Cybersec. & Tech. Innovation

Sean Oldham

Broadcom
Chief Information Security Officer

Harry O’Laughlin

State of California - California Department of Insurance
CISO

Max Palumbo

Intuitive Surgical
Head of Information Security

Melody Pereira

Curai
CISO

Kannan Perumal

Applied Materials
Managing Director & Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Sagona

Beachbody
Senior Vice President, Security

David Tugwell

Agilent Technologies
Senior Director, Information Security/CISO

Guy Turner

VSP Global
CISO

Mark Van Divner

First Republic Bank
CISO

Bill Ward

SRI International
CISO

Friedrich Wetschnig

Flex
CISO

Mike Wolfe

Blue Shield of California
vCISO, Chief Security Architect

Elwin Wong

Ross Stores
VP & CISO

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

August 16, 2022 | an evening

San Francisco CISO Inner Circle

Oracle Park

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

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VIRTUAL

September 14, 2022 | 1 hour

San Francisco CISO Virtual Town Hall

San Francisco CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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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

December 7, 2022 | 1 day

San Francisco CISO Executive Summit

San Francisco Marriott Marquis

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

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