San Francisco CISO Inner Circle

August 16, 2022 | Oracle Park

August 16, 2022
Oracle Park

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:

Driving a Risk-Informed Organization

Navigating Emerging Risks and Threats

San Francisco CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Yassir Abousselham


Selim Aissi

ICE Mortgage Technology

Krishnan Chellakarai

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

Devin Ertel

Menlo Security
Chief Information Security Officer

Al Ghous


Jeff Trudeau



August 16, 2022

4:30pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:00pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling a Risk-Smart Culture

Glenn Dally headshot

Glenn Dally

Executive Advisor & Architect


Mark Lourenco headshot

Mark Lourenco

Information Security Officer and Privacy Program Coordinator

State of California - California Department of Education

Sekhar Nagasundaram headshot

Sekhar Nagasundaram

Staff VP, Technology, Cybersecurity Threat Management

Elevance Health

Devin Ertel headshot

Devin Ertel

Chief Information Security Officer

Menlo Security

Al Ghous headshot

Al Ghous



Ody Lupescu headshot

Ody Lupescu

VP of Security/CISO

Ethos Group

Hardik Parekh headshot

Hardik Parekh



Ajay Wadhwa headshot

Ajay Wadhwa


State of California - State Compensation Insurance Fund

 Enabling a Risk-Smart Culture

Most leaders realize the importance of a robust risk culture, yet the emphasis on risk awareness can reinforce the perception that the goal of risk culture is vigilance in pursuit of risk avoidance. Instead, a risk-smart culture keeps the focus on the pursuit of strategic objectives — framing risk consideration in terms of the impact of decision-making on the likelihood of achieving organizational goals.

Risk-informed decision-making is particularly critical for emerging risks. Because these are more abstract in nature, a direct link to defined business goals is necessary to drive proper action. Security and risk leaders must have a clear and consistent framework to candidly communicate risks across the business.

In this interactive conversation, CISOs will have the opportunity to discuss their role in leading the charge on capturing and communicating risk:

Topic 1: Driving a Risk-Informed Organization

  • Who owns the risk strategy at your organization and who is involved in risk conversations? How have you built out risk management guidance at your organization?

  • What are strategies you use to articulate and quantify risk for senior leadership?

  • How would you describe the current risk culture at your organization?  What is your goal state and what are the obstacles that you have to overcome to achieve that goal?

Topic 2: Navigating Emerging Risks and Threats

  • How are you seeking out ways to solicit candid and frank feedback to uncover the areas where emerging risks might result in bigger repercussions?

  • What are your strategies to tie risks back to strategic business goals?

  • What is your framework for navigating new and emerging threats? 

6:00pm - 6:20pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

6:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

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



Oracle Park


Parking & Transportation

Parking options at Oracle Park can be found HERE.

All guests must enter through the Suite Lobby Entrance, located at the corner of 3rd and King Street, next to the Blue Shield Field Club.

UBER/Ride-Share drop off and pick up locations can also be found HERE.

Health & Safety Local Guidelines

To ensure the well-being of participants, partners, and associates, we will continue to monitor and adhere to government, venue, and health agency guidelines.
As a part of our commitment to create the safest possible environment, we are requiring all participants, partners, and associates to be fully vaccinated to participate in in-person programs, in addition to confirming adherence to our program attendance requirements before their arrival. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy for up-to-date local guidelines.

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