San Francisco CISO Inner Circle

September 10, 2018 | AT&T Park

September 10, 2018
AT&T Park

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the San Francisco CISO Inner Circle.

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

Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow

Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

San Francisco CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


Colin Anderson

Levi Strauss & Co.
Global CISO

Eddie Borrero

Robert Half Technology

Krishnan Chellakarai

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Sr. Director, IT Security & Privacy

George DeCesare

Kaiser Permanente
SVP, Chief Technology Risk Officer

Peter Liebert

State of California-California Department of Technology Services

Steve Martino

Cisco Systems, Inc.


September 10, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

CISO as Strategic Communicator

Gary Coverdale headshot

Gary Coverdale


Mono County

Cassie Crossley headshot

Cassie Crossley

Security Governance Program Leader

Schneider Electric

Joel Fulton headshot

Joel Fulton



Al Ghous headshot

Al Ghous

Sr. Director, Cyber Security

General Electric Company

Sathish Kuppuswamy headshot

Sathish Kuppuswamy

Chief Enterprise Security Architect

PG&E Corporation

Peter Liebert headshot

Peter Liebert


State of California-California Department of Technology Services

Ody Lupescu headshot

Ody Lupescu

Head of Information Security


Steve Martino headshot

Steve Martino


Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jack Miller headshot

Jack Miller


Open Systems AG

Michael Wolfe headshot

Michael Wolfe

Principal Security Architect

Blue Shield of California

Eric Jackson headshot

Eric Jackson

VP Product Management


Being an effective CISO means being a skilled communicator, change agent, strategist and storyteller. It means making sure productive conversations around risk and security take place at every level – from the Board to individual contributors – and that each decision is backed with the right metrics. Whether it’s best practices for crisis communication or influencing the BOD, you’ll have the opportunity to share your approach with peers and unlock new ways to tell compelling, data-driven security stories.

Topic 1: Changing Communication

  • What does the Board want to hear from CISOs? Metrics are important, but what should the message be?
  • How do you tailor information and communication for different areas of the organization to tell a compelling story? How do you choose which KPIs/metrics to use?
  • Cadence is critical – when do you share information, and how do you decide?

Topic 2: Better Information, Bigger Impact

  • How are you measuring the effectiveness of employee-based communications, like phishing and security-awareness initiatives?
  • What are your successes and challenges as you collaborate across the business to drive threat intelligence (real-time information gathering, following through on incident response plans)?
  • What technologies are disrupting your workflow and/or organization? How are you talking about them with the Board and other stakeholders?

Topic 3: Trust and Alignment

  • What’s helping you build trust between security and the greater organization?
  • How is your team expected to respond to crises (ransomware, breaches, etc.)? How can we ensure the expectations of our teams align with the expectations of the business?
  • What does it mean for you to be an effective influencer? Who should CISOs be influencing?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour



AT&T Park

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San Francisco CISO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Greg Winterrowd

Senior Program Manager