Southern California CISO Community


Join a powerful network of 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 experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

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

Todd Friedman

ResMed
CISO

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

Dan Meacham

Legendary
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Jessica Sica

PETCO Health & Wellness Company
CISO

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Steven Young

Advantage Solutions
VP Information Security & Compliance, CISO

Members

Jeffrey Aguilar

Los Angeles County, CA
CISO

Louis Anumudu

Los Angeles Care Health Plan
Information Security Officer

Awwab Arif

Bank of Hope
SVP & CISO

Kapil Assudani

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Todd Barnum

GoPro
Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Begalman

Boyd Gaming
Vice President - Information Security

Andrew Bereczky

Automobile Club of Southern California
CISO

Alex Bermudez

Fisker Automotive, Inc.
Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Blair

CAA
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

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

Douglas Gaboya III

Yamaha Motor Corporation USA
Head of IT Security / CISO

Eddie Galang

Port of Long Beach
Chief Information Security Officer

Vipin Gautam

Centene Corporation
Director IT Security

Nemi George

Pacific Dental Services
Vice President, Information Security Officer

Adrian Giboi

Solenis LLC
CISO

Sudhakar Gummadi

Hawaii Medical Service Association
CISO & Privacy Officer

Raj Gupta

Pacific Life Insurance
BISO

Dylan Hack

Smile Brands Group
Vice President, Security.

Rosalia Hajek

MGM Resorts International
Business Information Security Officer

Alex Hall

International Vitamin Corporation
Senior Director, Information Security (CISO)

Christopher Hall

Pacific Life Insurance
CISO

Chris Joerg

Radiology Partners
CISO

Ralph Johnson

LA Times
Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Kealy

Scientific Games Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Shawn Kelly

University of California
Lead Information Security & Risk Analyst

George Khalil

City of Riverside, CA
Chief Innovation Officer

Jill Knesek

BlackLine Systems
CISO

Thomas Lamog

Gibson Dunn
CISO

Tim Lee

City of Los Angeles, CA
CISO

Ernie Liu

United Talent Agency
CISO

Paul Love

CO-OP Financial Services
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer

Karl Ma

CTBC Bank
SVP & CISO

Jake Margolis

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
CISO

Michael Mongold

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

Doug Murray

Texas Security Bank
Vice President, IT Governance and Risk Management

Greg Nelson

Smart & Final Stores
Director, Compliance and Cybersecurity

Branden Newman

MGM Resorts International
SVP, CISO

Scott Niebuhr

Aerospace Corporation
Director, Cyber Engineering

Billy Norwood

FFF Enterprises
Chief Information Security Officer

Emily O'Carroll

Callaway Golf Company
Sr. Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Dr. Robert Pittman

San Bernardino County, CA
CISO

Shoaib Qazi

XPO Logistics
Chief Information Security Officer

Dwayne Robinson

Trader Joe's Company
CISO

John Rojas

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

James Rothman

VCA
Vice President, Information Security

Bob Schlotfelt

LACERA
CISO

Steve Schwartz

LionsGate Entertainment
Vice President and CISO

David Shaw

University of California - Los Angeles
CISO

Marty Simmons

Iovance Biotherapeutics
Executive Director, IT Security

Jeremy Smith

Avery Dennison
Global Head of IT Risk & Security

Chris Stoneley

Cathay Bank
CISO

Cyrus Tibbs

PennyMac
CISO

David Toy

Cornerstone
Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Tran

Democratic National Committee
CISO

Kendrick Tse

Hot Topic
Director of Information Security

John Underwood

Big 5 Sporting Goods
VP, Information Security

Tony Velleca

UST
CISO

George Viegas

Chapman University
CISO

Kris Virtue

Qualcomm
VP, Cybersecurity

Terrence Weekes

Jack in the Box
CISO

Jose Yong

Pacific City Bank
SVP & Info.Security Officer

Wael Younan

CalOptima
Chief Information Officer/Chief Information Security Officer

Richard Yun

Masimo
CISO

Tony Zhong

Port of Los Angeles
CISO

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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

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VIRTUAL

October 26, 2022 | 1 hour

Southern California CISO Virtual Town Hall

Accounting for Third-Party Risk in Strategic Planning

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

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IN-PERSON

December 13, 2022 | 1 day

Southern California CISO Executive Summit

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

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

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IN-PERSON

March, 2023 | an evening

Southern California CISO Inner Circle

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

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IN-PERSON

June, 2023 | 1 day

Southern California CISO Executive Summit

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

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IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

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

Learn More

IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | an evening

Southern California CISO Inner Circle

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

Learn More

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