San Francisco CISO Inner Circle

November 4, 2021 | Domenico Winery

November 4, 2021
Domenico Winery

Collaborate with your peers

Join San Francisco's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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.


November 4, 2021

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Manage Risk — Build Resiliency

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Ody Lupescu

VP of Security/CISO

Ethos Group

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Cassie Crossley

Director, Cybersecurity

Schneider Electric

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Leda Muller

CISO/Assistant Director of Support Services

Stanford University

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Ed Machado

ISO & Chief Privacy Officer/ Sr Manager, Information Security

Star One Credit Union

In today's shifting and complex risk landscape, and the need for faster strategic decision making, CISOs are supporting evolving information risk decisions more than ever while facing increased visibility from regulators, executive teams, and boards of directors. To enable risk decisions and deliver value while protecting the business from security threats and data breaches, security leaders must develop processes, build relationships, and strengthen risk culture to continue to embed risk management into the organization.

In this interactive conversation among peers, CISOs will discuss their role in proactively balancing organizational risk.

Topic 1: Enabling risk decisions to prompt business agility

How are you setting the risk management strategy and enabling risk decisions in your organization?

What areas of risk do you own in your role, and what would you change or enhance in the future?

What metrics do you use that effectively quantify and describe risk within, and outside of, security?


Topic 2: Fostering a risk-ownership mindset 

What communication strategies around risk have been most persuasive as you discuss information security with other business units?

How do you feel the conversation around information risk is evolving, and what does that mean for the sorts of skills you will need in your teams going forward?

How would you describe the perspective of your board of directors when it comes to risk appetite? Is this constructive for your goals?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

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

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures will be subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.



Parking & Transportation 

There is free self-parking available in their on-site parking lot alongside the Domenico Winery building.  There is also additional free parking after 5pm in the business complex one driveway over(1501-1599 Industrial Rd.)  Parking lot attendants will be present for the first hour of the event to make sure no one parks in towable areas.

Health & Safety Local Guidelines

Domenico Winery does not require masks for those who have been vaccinated.  Please note: the venue is in San Mateo County.

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