Southern California CISO Inner Circle

September 14, 2022 | The Palm Los Angeles Downtown

September 14, 2022
The Palm Los Angeles Downtown

Collaborate with your peers

Join Southern California's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Driving a Risk-Informed Organization

Navigating Emerging Risks and Threats

Southern California CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Matt Crouse

Taco Bell

Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Todd Friedman


Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group

Dan Meacham

VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Jessica Sica

PETCO Animal Supplies

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Steven Young

Advantage Solutions
VP Information Security & Compliance, CISO


September 14, 2022

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Enabling a Risk-Smart Culture

John Reed headshot

John Reed

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor and Architect


Billy Norwood headshot

Billy Norwood

Chief Information Security Officer

FFF Enterprises

Rosalia Hajek headshot

Rosalia Hajek

Business Information Security Officer

MGM Resorts International

Awwab Arif headshot

Awwab Arif


Bank of Hope

Cyrus Tibbs headshot

Cyrus Tibbs



Chris Stoneley headshot

Chris Stoneley


Cathay Bank

Rudy Ramirez headshot

Rudy Ramirez


Citizens Business Bank

Kendrick Tse headshot

Kendrick Tse

Director of Information Security

Hot Topic

Most leaders realize the importance of a robust risk culture, yet the emphasis on risk awareness can reinforce the perception that the goal of risk culture is vigilance in pursuit of risk avoidance. Instead, a risk-smart culture keeps the focus on the pursuit of strategic objectives — framing risk consideration in terms of the impact of decision-making on the likelihood of achieving organizational goals.

Risk-informed decision-making is particularly critical for emerging risks. Because these are more abstract in nature, a direct link to defined business goals is necessary to drive proper action. Security and risk leaders must have a clear and consistent framework to candidly communicate risks across the business.

In this interactive conversation, CISOs will have the opportunity to discuss their role in leading the charge on capturing and communicating risk:

Topic 1: Driving a Risk-Informed Organization

  • Who owns the risk strategy at your organization and who is involved in risk conversations? How have you built out risk management guidance at your organization?
  • What are strategies you use to articulate and quantify risk for senior leadership?
  • How would you describe the current risk culture at your organization?  What is your goal state and what are the obstacles that you have to overcome to achieve that goal?

Topic 2: Navigating Emerging Risks and Threats

  • How are you seeking out ways to solicit candid and frank feedback to uncover the areas where emerging risks might result in bigger repercussions?
  • What are your strategies to tie risks back to strategic business goals?
  • What is your framework for navigating new and emerging threats?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering



Parking Information

Self-parking is available in the city garage right behind The Palm at the posted city rate which changes daily. The average daily price ranges between $10-$25.

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Zack Hellmann

Sr Program Manager