Southern California CISO Inner Circle

September 19, 2018 | Cafe Pinot

September 19, 2018
Cafe Pinot

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
VP, Security & Operations

Nick Reva

Snap Inc.
Security Engineering Lead

Bob Schlotfelt

Senior Director Information Security

Marty Simmons

Kite Pharma
Director, IT Security & Compliance

Billy Spears

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer


September 19, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Registration & Opening Reception

5:00pm - 6:30pm  Discussion Topics

CISO as Strategic Communicator

Quincey Collins headshot

Quincey Collins

Chief Security Officer

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Scott Hennon headshot

Scott Hennon


Cetera Financial Group, Inc.

Karl Mattson headshot

Karl Mattson


City National Bank

Bruce Phillips headshot

Bruce Phillips

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer

Williston Financial Group

Nick Reva headshot

Nick Reva

Security Engineering Lead

Snap Inc.

Marty Simmons headshot

Marty Simmons

Director, IT Security & Compliance

Kite Pharma

Billy Spears headshot

Billy Spears

SVP, Chief Information Security Officer


Mark Van Holsbeck headshot

Mark Van Holsbeck

IT Risk & Security CISO

Avery Dennison

Brad Beutlich headshot

Brad Beutlich

Vice President, West – Thales eSecurity


Being an effective CISO means being a skilled communicator, change agent, strategist and storyteller. It means making sure productive conversations around risk and security take place at every level – from the Board to individual contributors – and that each decision is backed with the right metrics. Whether it’s best practices for crisis communication or influencing the BOD, you’ll have the opportunity to share your approach with peers and unlock new ways to tell compelling, data-driven security stories.

Topic 1: Changing Communication

  • What does the Board want to hear from CISOs? Metrics are important, but what should the message be?
  • How do you tailor information and communication for different areas of the organization to tell a compelling story? How do you choose which KPIs/metrics to use?
  • Cadence is critical – when do you share information, and how do you decide?

Topic 2: Better Information, Bigger Impact

  • How are you measuring the effectiveness of employee-based communications, like phishing and security-awareness initiatives?
  • What are your successes and challenges as you collaborate across the business to drive threat intelligence (real-time information gathering, following through on incident response plans)?
  • What technologies are disrupting your workflow and/or organization? How are you talking about them with the Board and other stakeholders?

Topic 3: Trust and Alignment

  • What’s helping you build trust between security and the greater organization?
  • How is your team expected to respond to crises (ransomware, breaches, etc.)? How can we ensure the expectations of our teams align with the expectations of the business?
  • What does it mean for you to be an effective influencer? Who should CISOs be influencing?

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