Southern California CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Southern California 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

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.

Co-Chairs

Matt Crouse

Taco Bell
CISO

Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global, Inc.
VP, CISO

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

Dan Meacham

Legendary
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Billy Spears

Alteryx
CISO

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
Chief Information Security Officer

Terrence Weekes

Jack in the Box
CISO

Steven Young

Advantage Solutions
VP Information Security & Compliance, CISO

Members

Jeffrey Aguilar

Los Angeles County, CA
Deputy CISO

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental
CIO & CISO

Louis Anumudu

Los Angeles Care Health Plan
Information Security Officer

Awwab Arif

East West Bank
SVP & CISO

Kapil Assudani

Edwards
Chief Information Security Officer

Bently Au

AEG Worldwide
VP, CISO

Todd Barnum

GoPro
CISO

Steve Begalman

Boyd Gaming
Director - Head of IT Security

Andrew Bereczky

Automobile Club of Southern California
CISO

Alex Bermudez

Panasonic
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Blair

Creative Artists Agency
CISO

Jean-Paul Calabio

Alorica
CISO

Anthony Chogyoji

County of Riverside
CISO

Jonathan Chow

Live Nation Entertainment
Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Quincey Collins

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Chief Security Officer

Brett Cumming

Skechers
Director Information Security Officer

Mike Cushing

Patagonia
Global Information Security

Aaron DeSpain

Hoag Hospital
Chief Information Security Officer

Webb Deneys

Cardinal Financial Company
SVP, Information Technology, CISO

Dave Estlick

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief Information Security Officer

Anson Fong

Los Angeles World Airports
CISO

Brian Fricke

City National Bank
Chief Information Security Officer

Todd Friedman

ResMed
CISO

Douglas Gaboya III

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Head of IT Security / CISO

Eddie Galang

Port of Long Beach
Chief Information Security Officer

Nemi George

Pacific Dental Services
Vice President, Information Security Officer

Adrian Giboi

Solenis
CISO

Sudhakar Gummadi

Hawaii Medical Service Association
CISO & Privacy Officer

Dylan Hack

Fitness International, LLC
Director of Information Security

Alex Hall

International Vitamin Corporation
Director, Information Security (CISO)

Christopher Hall

Pacific Life
CISO

Gary Hayslip

SoftBank Corporation
VP, Director of Information Security (CISO)

Rob Hornbuckle

Allegiant Travel Company
VP & CISO

Christopher Hymes

Riot Games
CISO & Head of Enterprise IT

Chris Joerg

Radiology Partners
CISO

Ralph Johnson

County of Los Angeles
Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Johnson

Siemens Healthineers
Global Head of Cyber Security Defense and Response

Kevin Kealy

Scientific Games
CISO

Shawn Kelly

University of California, Office of the President
Lead Information Security & Risk Analyst

George Khalil

City of Riverside
Chief Innovation Officer

Umer Khan

SpaceX
VP of IT & Security

Aslam Khokhar

Guitar Center
Director Enterprise Information Security

Andy Kim

Allstate
CISO - eBusiness

Jill Knesek

Cheetah Digital
Chief Security Officer

Timothy Lee

City of Los Angeles
CISO

Ernie Liu

United Talent Agency
Head of Information Security

Karl Ma

CTBC Bank
SVP & CISO

Martin Mazor

Entertainment Partners
Vice President, CISO

Michael Mongold

Deckers Brands
Sr. Director, Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer

Doug Murray

Altamed Health Services
CISO

Greg Nelson

Smart & Final Stores
Director, Compliance and Cybersecurity

Branden Newman

MGM Resorts International
SVP, CISO

Scott Niebuhr

Aerospace Corporation
Director, Cyber Engineering & Protection

Emily O'Carroll

Callaway Golf Company
Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Michael Panico

NBCUniversal
Business Area Information Security Officer

Dr. Robert Pittman

San Bernardino County
CISO

Shoaib Qazi

XPO Logistics
Chief Information Security Officer

Nick Reva

Snap Inc.
Security Engineering

Tim Richardson

Hulu
Head of Information Security

John Rojas

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

Shyama Rose

Avant
CISO

Steve Schwartz

Lionsgate
Director, IT Security

David Shaw

UCLA
CISO

Jessica Sica

PETCO Animal Supplies
Director Of Information Security and Compliance

Marty Simmons

Iovance Biotherapeutics
Executive Director, IT Security

A.J. Soria

Age of Learning
Director of Information Security

Cyrus Tibbs

PennyMac
CISO

David Toy

Cornerstone OnDemand
Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Tran

MGM
CISO

Bill Trivitt

Aera Energy
Cyber Security Manager

John Underwood

Big 5 Sporting Goods
Director, Information Security

George Viegas

Chapman University
CISO

Kris Virtue

Qualcomm
Vice President, Cybersecurity

Jose Yong

Pacific City Bank
SVP & Info.Security Officer

Wael Younan

Los Angeles Dept. of Health Services
Information Security Officer

Eddie Younker

Hyundai Capital
VP, Information Protection, CISO

Richard Yun

Masimo
CISO

Tony Zhong

Port of Los Angeles
CISO

Upcoming Programs


In-person Programs

September 28, 2021

Southern California CISO Inner Circle

Il Cielo

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

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December 14, 2021

Southern California CISO Executive Summit

Omni Los Angeles

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

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Virtual Programs

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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