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. 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

Gary Hayslip

SoftBank Corporation
CISO

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

Dan Meacham

Legendary
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Jessica Sica

PETCO Animal Supplies
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

East West Bank
SVP & CISO

Kapil Assudani

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Chief Information Security Officer

Todd Barnum

GoPro
CISO

Steve Begalman

Boyd Gaming
Vice President - Information Security

Andrew Bereczky

Automobile Club of Southern California
CISO

Alex Bermudez

Fisker Automotive
CISO

Jean-Philippe Berreitter

Farmers Insurance
Head of Information Security Business Integration

Jeff Blair

CAA-GBG
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.

Christopher Hall

Pacific Life Insurance
CISO

Alex Hall

International Vitamin Corporation
Senior Director, Information Security (CISO)

Chris Joerg

Radiology Partners
CISO

Ralph Johnson

LA Times
Chief Information Security Officer

Jeff Johnson

Siemens Healthineers
Global Head of Cyber Security Defense and Response

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

Umer Khan

SpaceX
VP of IT & Security

Jill Knesek

Cheetah Digital
Chief Security Officer

Thomas Lamog

Gibson Dunn
CISO

Timothy 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

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

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

Nick Reva

Snap
Technical Manager, Security Engineering

John Rojas

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

Shyama Rose

Affirm
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

A.J. Soria

Age of Learning
Director of Information Security

Cyrus Tibbs

PennyMac
CISO

David Toy

Cornerstone OnDemand
Chief Information Security Officer

Steve Tran

Democratic National Committee
CISO

John Underwood

Big 5 Sporting Goods
Director, Information Security

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
CIO

Richard Yun

Masimo
CISO

Tony Zhong

Port of Los Angeles
CISO

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

June 15, 2022 | 1 day

Southern California CISO Executive Summit

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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

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IN-PERSON

September 14, 2022 | an evening

Southern California CISO Inner Circle

The Palm Los Angeles Downtown

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

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IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

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

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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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