Southern California CISO Inner Circle

March 6, 2018 | Dodger Stadium

March 6, 2018
Dodger Stadium

Collaborate with your peers

Get together with your peers to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Southern California CISO Inner Circle.

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

Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization

Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow

Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

Southern California CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


Bently Au

AEG Worldwide

Nikolay Chernavsky

PennyMac Loan Services

Matt Crouse

Taco Bell Corporation
Director of Information Security

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group and Brands

Dan Meacham

Legendary Entertainment
IT Security & Compliance Officer

Bob Schlotfelt

Senior Director Information Security

Marty Simmons

Kite Pharma
Director of I.T. Security and Compliance


March 6, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

Prioritization in the New Risk Landscape

Jeff Blair headshot

Jeff Blair


Creative Artists Agency

Nikolay Chernavsky headshot

Nikolay Chernavsky


PennyMac Loan Services

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Lara Divi


Dine Brands Global

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Scott Hennon


East West Bank

Bruce Phillips headshot

Bruce Phillips

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Williston Financial Group

Bob Schlotfelt headshot

Bob Schlotfelt

Senior Director Information Security


Billy Spears headshot

Billy Spears

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer


Wilson Ye headshot

Wilson Ye

Director, IT Security

Paul Hastings

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Brad Beutlich

Vice President, West – Thales eSecurity


With demands coming from every angle, CISOs have to be strategic about resource allocation and where and how to invest in new technologies, approaches and tools.

How do you budget for a breach? Threat intelligence is part of the picture, but in this shifting regulatory environment, CISOs must choose how and what to safeguard across their portfolios.  

Join this dinner conversation and explore practical ways to manage and prioritize your security investments – from developing future CISOs to ensuring new business initiatives are not left vulnerable. Hear how your peers navigate competing priorities and leave with fresh ideas for funneling your best resources in the right direction.

Discussion Topics: Prioritizing Innovation, Aligning on Risk

  • How do you ensure that business and security priorities are in line with each other? What works, and where does this balancing act break down?
  • What criteria do you consider when prioritizing and allocating security resources? What areas are creating the biggest challenge? What unique demands of your industry impact this process?
  • Once you determine your priorities, how do you move from awareness to readiness to execution? How do you plan for multiple scenarios?
  • How do you enable value beyond protecting assets? Who are you enabling value for – Customers? Employees? Vendors? The public?
  • How do you get the business to see changing regulations, including GDPR, as a high priority responsibility of the entire C-suite, and not just the CISO, legal or privacy teams?
  • What are you doing to identify and divest processes, initiatives and tools that are overly time- and resource-heavy?
  • How should you best secure rapidly evolving innovation, such as the Internet of Things? What criteria do you use to choose where to focus investments in privacy and innovation?  
  • How can you push innovation within security and show wins when there’s such a long horizon for such innovations?

6:30pm - 7:00pm  Networking Break

7:00pm - 8:00pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:00pm - 9:00pm  Social Hour


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Southern California CISO Program Manager

For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Kody Paine

Senior Program Manager