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. 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

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

Splunk
CISO

Selim Aissi

ICE Mortgage Technology
CISO

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead Sciences
Head of Information Security & Data Privacy (CISO)

Cassie Crossley

Schneider Electric
Director, Cybersecurity

Devin Ertel

Blackhawk Network
Chief Information Security Officer

Al Ghous

Envision Digital
CISO

Jeff Trudeau

Chime
CISO

Members

Colin Anderson

Ceridian
SVP, CISO

Mahesh Ayyala

Square
Security & Risk, Head of Compliance

Sujeet Bambawale

7-Eleven
CISO

Chris Bates

SentinelOne
CISO

Todd Berman

Arch
CISO

Greg Bown

Napa County, CA
CISO

Glen Carson

California Natural Resources Agency
CISO

Ajay Chandramouly

Oracle
Chief Security Officer

Gene Chen

Synaptics
CISO

Daniel Chiang

Stitch Fix
VP of Security

Winston Chir

Eventbrite
VP, CISO

Kevin Clark

Slack
Director, Security Operations

Gary Coverdale

Mono County
CISO

Frederick Cox

Varian Medical Systems
Director, Information Security

Pallavi Damle

Netgear
Senior Director - Head of Cybersecurity

Mario Duarte

Snowflake Computing
VP of Security

Floyd Fernandes

Credit Karma
CSO

Marzena Fuller

SignalFX
CSO

Jay Gonzales

Samsung Electronics America
Chief Security Officer

Roger Hale

BigID
CSO

Chris Jacquet

Hitachi Vantara
VP & CISO

Brad Jones

Seagate Technology
VP of Information Security

Jitendra Joshi

BetterUp
Head of Information Security

Ken Kerrick

University of the Pacific
AVP, CISO

Tolgay Kizilelma

University of California - Merced
CISO

Jeff Klaben

Santa Clara University
Adjunct Professor

Albert Lam

California Department of Community Services & Development
ISO

Jack Leidecker

Gong.io
CISO

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

David Rusting

University of California - Office of the President
Chief Information Security Officer

Joe Sagona

Beachbody
Senior Vice President, Security

Sandeep Sharma

Blue Shield of California
Principal Security Architect

Nadean Shavor

State of California - California Franchise Tax Board
Chief Security Officer

Sankara Shunmugasundaram

AppDirect
Senior Director, Security and Compliance

Varun Singla

Micron Technology
VP, Chief Security Officer

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 Programs

September 29, 2021

San Francisco CISO Inner Circle

Domenico Winery

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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December 7, 2021

San Francisco CISO Executive Summit

InterContinental San Francisco

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

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Virtual Programs

September 1, 2021

San Francisco CISO Virtual Town Hall

Security Doesn’t Live on Paper — An Interactive Crisis Simulation

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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