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. Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization
  2. Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow
  3. Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

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

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Bently Au

AEG Worldwide
VP, CISO

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Nikolay Chernavsky

PennyMac
SVP & CISO

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Matt Crouse

Taco Bell
CISO

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Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global
VP, CISO

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Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

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Dan Meacham

Legendary
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

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Nick Reva

Snap Inc.
Security Engineering

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Marty Simmons

Kite Pharma
Director, IT Security & Compliance

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Billy Spears

Alteryx
CISO

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Terrence Weekes

Jack in the Box
CISO

Members

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental
CIO & CISO

Awwab Arif

East West Bank
SVP & CISO

Kapil Assudani

Edwards
Global Head Cyber Security

Steve Begalman

Boyd Gaming
Director - Head of IT Security

Andrew Bereczky

Automobile Club of Southern California
CISO

Jeff Blair

Creative Artists Agency
CISO

Jean-Paul Calabio

Alorica
CISO

Anthony Chogyoji

County of Riverside
CISO

Jonathan Chow

Live Nation Entertainment
SVP & CISO

Quincey Collins

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Chief Security Officer

Brett Cumming

Skechers
Director Information Security Officer

Webb Deneys

Cardinal Financial Company
SVP, Information Technology, CISO

Emilio Escobar

Hulu
Head of Information Security

Dave Estlick

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief Information Security Officer

Anson Fong

Los Angeles World Airports
CISO

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

Wes Gavins

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
CISO

Nemi George

Pacific Dental Services
Vice President, Information Security Officer

Adrian Giboi

Solenis
CISO

Dylan Hack

Fitness International, LLC
Director of Information Security

Glenn Haddox

Southern California Edison Company
Director Cybersecurity & Compliance (CISO)

Christopher Hall

Pacific Life
CISO

Scott Hennon

Cetera Financial Group
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

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

Jake Margolis

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
CISO

Martin Mazor

Entertainment Partners
Vice President, CISO

Shawn McGuill

Allergan, Inc.
CISO

Michael Mongold

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

Doug Murray

Altamed Health Services
CISO

Michael Panico

NBCUniversal
Information Security Officer

Jared Phillips

Red Bull
Digital Security Manager

Bruce Phillips

Williston Financial Group
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Robert Pittman

San Bernardino County
CISO

Henry Praw

OpenTable
CISO & VP, Technical Operations

Shoaib Qazi

XPO Logistics
Chief Information Security Officer

Jennifer Ramsey

Activision Blizzard
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Shyama Rose

Avant
CISO

Bob Schlotfelt

Fashion Nova
Director Information Security Officer

Steve Schwartz

Lionsgate
Director, IT Security

David Shaw

UCLA
CISO

A.J. Soria

Age of Learning
Director of Information Security

Jerry Sto. Tomas

Apria Healthcare
CISO

David Toy

Cornerstone OnDemand
Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Tran

MGM
CISO

Bill Trivitt

Aera Energy
Cyber Security Manager

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
CISO

John Underwood

Big 5 Sporting Goods
Director, Information Security

Mark Van Holsbeck

Avery Dennison
IT Risk & Security CISO

George Viegas

Chapman University
CISO

Kris Virtue

Qualcomm
Head, Global Information Security and Risk Management

Jennifer West

ESRI
Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer

Jose Yong

Pacific City Bank
SVP & Info.Security Officer

Eddie Younker

Hyundai Capital
VP, Information Protection, CISO

Richard Yun

Masimo
CISO

Tony Zhong

Port of Los Angeles
CISO

Upcoming programs


September 1, 2020

2020 Southern California CISO Inner Circle Q3

Perch LA

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

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September 21, 2020

2020 Global CISO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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December 3, 2020

2020 Southern California CISO Executive Summit Q4

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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

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