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

Marty Simmons

Kite Pharma
Director, IT Security & Compliance

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

Stephen Alford

Worldwide Environmental
CIO & CISO

Awwab Arif

East West Bank
SVP & CISO

Kapil Assudani

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Bently Au

AEG Worldwide
VP, CISO

Steve Begalman

Boyd Gaming
Vice President - Information Security

Andrew Bereczky

Automobile Club of Southern California
CISO

Alex Bermudez

Panasonic
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Blair

CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group
CISO

Jean-Paul Calabio

Alorica
CISO

Anthony Chogyoji

Riverside County, CA
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

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 LLC
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 Insurance
CISO

Rob Hornbuckle

Allegiant Air
VP & CISO

Christopher Hymes

Riot Games
CISO & Head of Enterprise IT

Chris Joerg

Radiology Partners
CISO

Jeff Johnson

Siemens Healthineers
Global Head of Cyber Security Defense and Response

Ralph Johnson

Los Angeles County, CA
Chief Information Security Officer

Kevin Kealy

Scientific Games Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Shawn Kelly

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

George Khalil

City of Riverside, CA
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, CA
CISO

Ernie Liu

United Talent Agency
Head of Information Security

Karl Ma

CTBC Bank
SVP & CISO

Jake Margolis

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
CISO

Gary Martino

Cubic Corporation
Director of Information Security Classified Systems

Karl Mattson

PennyMac
CISO

Martin Mazor

Entertainment Partners
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Preston Miller

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Mongold

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

Doug Murray

AltaMed Health Services
CISO

Branden Newman

MGM Resorts International
SVP, CISO

Emily O'Carroll

Callaway Golf Company
Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Michael Panico

NBCUniversal
Business Area Information Security Officer

Bruce Phillips

Williston Financial Group
SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Dr. Robert Pittman

San Bernardino County, CA
CISO

Shoaib Qazi

XPO Logistics
Chief Information Security Officer

Nick Reva

Snap
Security Engineering

Tim Richardson

Hulu
Head of Information Security

Shyama Rose

Affirm
CISO

Bob Schlotfelt

LACERA
CISO

Steve Schwartz

LionsGate Entertainment
Director, IT Security

David Shaw

University of California - Los Angeles
CISO

Jessica Sica

PETCO Animal Supplies
Director Of Information Security and Compliance

Jeremy Smith

Avery Dennison
Global Head of IT Risk & Security

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 Studios
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
VP, Cybersecurity, Head of Global Information Security and Risk Management

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 Events


In-person Programs

August, 2021

Southern California CISO Inner Circle

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

May 26, 2021

Southern California CISO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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September 16, 2021

Southern California CISO Virtual Town Hall

Southern California CISO Virtual Town Hall

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

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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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