Southern California CISO Executive Summit

December 14, 2021 | Omni Los Angeles

December 14, 2021
Omni Los Angeles

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Southern California's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives

Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies

Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

Southern California CISO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, 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

Gary Hayslip

SoftBank Corporation
VP, Director of Information Security (CISO)

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group
SVP & CISO

Dan Meacham

Legendary
VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Billy Spears

Teradata
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

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Southern California CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


December 13, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Welcome Reception

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

December 14, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

The Evolving CISO Role

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Arthur Lessard

SVP & CISO

Universal Music Group

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Jonathan Chow

Senior VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Live Nation Entertainment

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Lara Divi

VP, CISO

Dine Brands Global, Inc.

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Todd Friedman

Chief Information Security Officer

ResMed

The professional journey of a CISO is a lot like the cyber threats they protect against – unique and often unpredictable. How can CISOs set themselves up for success as the role continues to change?

In this panel conversation CISOs will explore:

  • Lessons they have learned that can guide security leaders 
  • Strategies to elevate yourself within the business
  • What is next after being a CISO

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Taking a Risk Based Approach to Compliance

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Kevin Kealy

Chief Information Security Officer

Scientific Games Corporation

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David Demsey

Head of Information Security

Avanir Pharmaceuticals

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Emily O'Carroll

Sr. Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Callaway Golf Company

Data is the primary target in virtually every breach scenario – and protecting data gets harder every day. Mix overly provisioned access rights with a plethora or unknown risks, it is no wonder why data stores are so difficult to control and so susceptible to attack. How can CISOs approach a problem that is so big and complex?

Join this session and discuss:

  • Strategies to map and govern data
  • How to gain visibility into high risk areas
  • Ways to stay ahead of the compliance curve

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Ending the Network Security Nightmare

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John Jacobs

Field CISO

Fortinet

“Just log into our dedicated console for all information you need.” This phrase sends a chill down the spine any security manager. As network and security become more entangled, the proliferation of tools and interfaces CISOs need to monitor has rapidly increased. Security starts with a clear plan, accurate inventory, proven identity, and meaningful reporting.

In this session explore:

  • How to increase the level of security function and scale
  • The importance of open-standards in your SOC
  • Strategies to gain visibility into the network

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

What Matters Most for Your Security Operations

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Justin Bajko

Co-Founder, VP, Strategy & Business Development

Expel

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Ernie Liu

CISO

United Talent Agency

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Terrence Weekes

CISO

Jack in the Box

Since cybercriminals never rest, a sound SOC - staffed by the right people using the right tools in the right way - should be a key part of your cyber defense strategy. Whether your security operations program is completely in-house, outsourced, or operating in a hybrid model you’ll want to measure its effectiveness. How do you think about measuring efficacy and how do these metrics feedback into your program to increase operational maturity over time?

In this session you will discuss:

  • Volume and trend metrics that speak to effectiveness; what does good look like?
  • How does automation come into play and how do you monitor what the robots are doing?
  • What impact does this have on hiring and ongoing job satisfaction?

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Merging Zero Trust and SASE

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Susan Chiang

Deputy CISO

Cloudflare

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Webb Deneys

SVP, Information Technology, CISO

Cardinal Financial Company

Organizations are feeling a shift in the world of networking and security as they rapidly adopt and embrace the cloud. Enterprises need efficiency, visibility and security without compromise. The secure access service edge, better known as SASE, and zero trust implementations can provide a more comprehensive security capability to truly support digital transformation.

In this session, you will discuss:

  • Problems SASE can address in the modern enterprise
  • Benefits of planning both SASE and zero trust implementations
  • How to best position your organization for this transition

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Zack.Hellman@evanta.com.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Innovative Security Awareness — Engaging Your Employees

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Brett Cumming

Director Information Security Officer

Skechers

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Jeremy Yates

GRC Manager

Skechers

As a CISO, your security awareness program has a big impact on how your organization views the information security team, so it is important to ensure you’re putting the right foot forward. 

In this session you will explore:

  • How to lead with the carrot rather than the stick
  • Innovative communication methods to get the message across
  • Strategies to collaborate across the business

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

The Art of Managing and Securing Workloads in the Cloud

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Jon Anderson

Director of Systems Engineering

SentinelOne

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Matt Crouse

CISO

Taco Bell

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Eddie Galang

Chief Information Security Officer

Port of Long Beach

Although most organizations do an exceptional job of layering different technologies to secure their data, breaches continue to occur. So what's going wrong and how can you identify these blindspots? In many instances, the point of failure can be tracked to the user and their endpoint. In today’s changing landscape, CISOs must demand a tight hold on the endpoints.

In this session, you can learn about:

  • What are the major endpoint management capabilities you can implement
  • How you can combat the complex challenges of managing workloads in the new era
  • Ways you can continuously monitor endpoint metrics and manage system health

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager, Zack.Hellman@evanta.com.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Vulnerability Risk Management for The Modern Era

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Jerry Gamblin

Director of Security Research

Kenna Security

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Alex Hall

Director, Information Security (CISO)

International Vitamin Corporation

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Ralph Johnson

Chief Information Security Officer

LA Times

Vulnerabilities can be found anywhere in an organization. Having a risk-based and prioritized approach to managing and mitigating those vulnerabilities is critical to maintain a strong security posture.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Which vulnerabilities are the riskiest
  • Strategies to identify vulnerabilities before they’re exploited
  • How to use ML to make informed decisions on risk

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Protect Your Data or Pay the Price

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Kris Virtue

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

Qualcomm

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Chris Stoneley

CISO

Cathay Bank

Security leaders across the globe are asking themselves that question as ransomware grows increasingly prevalent and as attackers continue to raise their demands. It may seem difficult to prioritize building your recovery plan when you could spend that time on increasing defensive measures, but recovering from ransomware is not a process you want to wing.

Join this session to discuss:

  • Step-by-step guidance for navigating ransomware response protocols.
  • Key pitfalls most organizations make when attempting a ransomware recovery and how to avoid them.
  • How to build a foundation for developing a thorough, practical, and well-documented plan of action

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 14, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:30pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

Redesigning IAM — The Future of Cloud & Identity Governance

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Ed Pascua

SVP, Global Partners & Alliances

SecurEnds

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Jeff Blair

CISO

Creative Artists Agency

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Christopher Hall

CISO

Pacific Life Insurance

What would it mean to think about your identity and access management strategy differently? With remote work, growing perimeters and evolving compliance requirements, security executives are looking to simplify their IAM strategies. Challenging the status-quo is necessary to innovate and better address identity risk and compliance across both on-prem and cloud environments.

Join this session to learn how others are:

  • Challenging the status-quo of traditional IAM strategy
  • Leveraging AI and ML to automate access and governance
  • Achieving a single pane of glass view across multi-cloud environments

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 14, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

Penetration Testing – Extracting Value

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Quincey Collins

Chief Security Officer

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

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John Rojas

VP, Head of IT (CIO/CISO)

Air Lease Corporation

As the attack surface continues to grow and the number of attacks increases, there still remains a gap when it comes to validating the effectiveness and accuracy of the enterprise’s cyber posture. Hackers are on 24/7, so how can CISOs validate and test their enterprise security controls?

Join this interactive conversation to:

  • Learn how often your peers are performing penetration tests
  • Discuss the scoping and ways to bring operational value from a penetration test
  • Get into the mindset associated with remediation 

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

People – Security’s Hardest Dilemma

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Zack Schuler

CEO

Ninjio

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Awwab Arif

SVP & CISO

East West Bank

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Lara Divi

VP, CISO

Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Despite expanded awareness of security hygiene, well-intentioned users remain a major area of risk for every organization. The CISO must create a robust culture of security and instill discipline, responsibility and buy-in across a huge swath of users – no easy task.

Join this session to discuss:

  • The latest security awareness training strategies that are resonating with users
  • How to measure success and hold users accountable
  • Solutions that make compliance easier

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Using XDR to Keep Pace With Relentless Threats

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Cyrus Tibbs

CISO

PennyMac

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Rudy Ramirez

CISO

Pacific Premier Bank

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Andrew Bryan

Head of Field Engineering, Hunters

Hunters

With today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, CISOs need capabilities in place to help detect and respond rapidly to threats that may breach their defenses. How can they effectively gain visibility into data across networks, clouds and endpoints while addressing the increasingly sophisticated threat landscape?

Join this boardroom with your peers and discuss:

  • How XDR provides a prioritized view of threats across the organization
  • Strategies to increase the effectiveness of a threat investigation
  • Technologies that help automate the identification of emerging threats
  • Approaches to support SecOps to handle the growing complexity of the attack surface

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Managing Third Party and Supply Chain Risk

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Andrew Bereczky

CISO

Automobile Club of Southern California

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Greg Nelson

Director, Compliance and Cybersecurity

Smart & Final Stores

Today’s increasingly complex and interconnected supply chain creates more opportunities than ever for malicious actors to cause damage to your business. Third-party data breaches are at an all-time high, and legacy approaches to third-party risk management can’t keep up.

Join this boardroom to explore:

  • Continuous assessment and monitoring of third parties and supply chain partners
  • How to create an accurate inventory of all vendors within your ecosystem
  • What to do when your third party gets breached

Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Actionable Strategies to Develop and Retain Talent

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Shoaib Qazi

Chief Information Security Officer

XPO Logistics

Building a strong talent pipeline is about more than attracting external candidates. CISOs need to provide continuous training, development, and career path guidance within their organization to maintain a competitive security team. Shoaib Qazi, CISO, XPO Logistics, shares how he was able to grow his security team from within.

In this session, discuss:

  • Strategies to grow your team from within
  • How to uncover hidden talent in your company
  • Different approaches to building a talent pipeline

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

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

Zack Hellmann

Sr Program Manager

971-717-6691

zack.hellmann@evanta.com