Southern California CISO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Southern California CISO Governing Body


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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Matt Crouse

Solar Turbines
CISO

Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global, Inc.
VP, CISO

Todd Friedman

ResMed
CISO

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

Dan Meacham

Legendary Entertainment
VP & Global CISO

Emily O'Carroll

Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
Sr. Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Jeremy Smith

Avery Dennison
VP, CISO

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
VP, CISO

Governing Body Members

Sunil Agarwal

OSI Systems
CISO, VP Information Security and Risk Management

Jeffrey Aguilar

Los Angeles County, CA
CISO

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental
CIO & CISO

Awwab Arif

Bank of Hope
SVP & CISO

Dawn Armstrong

Human Good
VP, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure

Yev Avidon

The Kroger Co.
Director, Data Protection

Brian Barrios

Southern California Edison Company
Vice President & Chief Security Officer

Steve Begalman

Boyd Gaming
Chief Information Security Officer

Andrew Bereczky

Automobile Club of Southern California
CISO

Alex Bermudez

Fisker Group Inc.
CISO

Jeff Blair

CAA
CISO

Jason Borinski

Dexcom
Sr. Director of Infrastructure and Information Security

Mike Brown

loanDepot
CISO

Anthony Chogyoji

Riverside County
CISO

Jonathan Chow

Genesys
Chief Information Security Officer

Quincey Collins

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Chief Security Officer

Brett Cumming

Skechers
Sr. Director, Information Security Officer

Mike Cushing

Patagonia
Head of Global Information Security

Webb Deneys

Cardinal Financial Company
SVP, Information Technology, CISO

Dave Estlick

Chipotle Mexican Grill
CISO

Jeff Farinich

New American Funding
SVP Technology and CISO

Robert Fell

Jazz Pharmaceuticals
CISO

Konrad Fellmann

Cubic Corporation
VP & CISO

Trina Ford

iHeartMedia
SVP, CISO

Roberta French

WD-40 Company
Director of IT Operations and Security

Doug Gaboya III

Yamaha Motor Corporation
Head of IT Security / CISO

Eddie Galang

Port of Long Beach
Chief Information Security Officer

Wes Gavins

LA28 Olympic & Paralympic Games
VP, Head of Cybersecurity

Nemi George

Pacific Dental Services
Vice President, Information Security Officer

Raj Gupta

Pacific Life Insurance
AVP Information and Security Officer & Data Governance

Dylan Hack

Smile Brands Group
CISO

Rosalia Hajek

Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
VP & CISO

Alex Hall

Gensler
Global CISO

Rushton James

Liberty Dental Plan
VP, CISO

Ghalib Kassam

LA Times
CIO & CISO

Gary Landau

Unisys
vCISO

Tim Lee

City of Los Angeles, CA
CISO

Ernie Liu

United Talent Agency
CISO

Karl Ma

CTBC Bank
SVP & CISO

Michael Mongold

Deckers Brands
Vice President, Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer

Doug Murray

Centerfield Media
Global Head of Information Security

Scott Niebuhr

Aerospace Corporation
Director of Cybersecurity

Billy Norwood

FFF Enterprises
Chief Information Security Officer

Sasha Pereira

Wash Multifamily Laundry Systems
CISO / Director of IT Security

Shoaib Qazi

RXO
Chief Information Security and Technology Officer

Rudy Ramirez

Citizens Business Bank
CISO

Stephen Roberts

American Honda Motor Company
CISO

John Rojas

Air Lease Corporation
VP, Head of IT (CIO/CISO)

James Rothman

VCA
CISO

Steve Schwartz

Lionsgate Entertainment
Vice President and CISO

Bashar Shaba

Hankey Group
CISO

Joel Simangan

Los Angeles Unified School District
Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Stoneley

Cathay Bank
CISO

Vimal Subramanian

Cue Health
VP & CISO

David Suh

Sorenson Communications
Director of Security

Cyrus Tibbs

PennyMac
CISO

Kendrick Tse

Hot Topic
Director of Information Security

John Underwood

Big 5 Sporting Goods
VP, Information Security

Tony Velleca

UST Global
CISO

Mike Villegas

TRISTAR
CISO

Kris Virtue

Qualcomm
Global Head of Cybersecurity

Terrence Weekes

Jack in the Box
VP, Technology Operations & CISO

Arlene Yetnikoff

University of California - San Diego
CISO

Jose Yong

City National Bank
VP - Senior Business Information Security Officer

Richard Yun

Masimo
CISO


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

  1. Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience
  2. Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management
  3. Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Upcoming Programs


VIRTUAL

June 18, 2024 | 1 hour

Southern California CISO Town Hall

Extending Zero Trust Across the Enterprise

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

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VIRTUAL

July 24, 2024 | 1 hour

Southern California CISO Town Hall

Cybersecurity at Scale — Best of Breed vs. Standardization

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

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IN-PERSON

September 25, 2024 | an evening

Southern California CISO Inner Circle

Meadowlark Golf Club

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

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IN-PERSON

December 3, 2024 | 1 day

Southern California CISO Executive Summit

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel

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

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