Southern California CISO Inner Circle

April 12, 2023 | Redbird

April 12, 2023

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:

Accelerating High Growth and Digitally-Driven Outcomes

Advancing the Business Value of Security

Thriving through Volatility - Empowering People, Resiliency and Insights

Southern California CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Matt Crouse

Taco Bell

James Davis

University of California - Los Angeles
Vice Provost IT & CTO, Manufacturing USA, Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Ginny Davis


Lara Divi

Dine Brands Global, Inc.

Allen Fazio

Houlihan Lokey

Todd Friedman


Chad Hamilton

VP, Technology

Michael Keithley

United Talent Agency

Arthur Lessard

Universal Music Group

Dan Meacham

VP, Global Security and Corporate Operations, CISO

Theresa Miller

LionsGate Entertainment

Greg Moore

KB Home

Anthony Moses

Crossroads Equipment Lease and Finance
Chief Innovation Officer

Bryan Muehlberger

Vuori Clothing
Chief Information Officer

Emily O'Carroll

Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.
Sr. Director, Global Information Security & IT Compliance

Thomas Phelps

Innovate UCLA
Executive Chair and Laserfiche CIO

David Tyburski

Wynn Resorts
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer


April 12, 2023

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

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Cyber Risk is Business Risk – Bringing the Board up to Speed

Dan McClintock headshot

Dan McClintock


The Meruelo Group

Greg Moore headshot

Greg Moore


KB Home

Michael Mongold headshot

Michael Mongold

Vice President, Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer

Deckers Brands

Rosalia Hajek headshot

Rosalia Hajek

Business Information Security Officer

MGM Resorts International

Ted Ross headshot

Ted Ross


City of Los Angeles, CA

Tony Velleca headshot

Tony Velleca



Yev Avidon headshot

Yev Avidon

Director, Data Protection

The Kroger Co.

Chad Hamilton headshot

Chad Hamilton

VP, Technology


Steve House headshot

Steve House

SVP of Product Management


Becoming a cyber-resilient organization requires ownership and responsibilities to be expanded across the C-suite and board, changing the way that cybersecurity challenges are addressed at all levels of the organization. CIOs and CISOs need to embrace zero trust security and adjust their board engagement approach to get the appropriate level of support and guidance on cybersecurity initiatives, which includes: messaging for impact, evidencing a clear understanding of the organization’s overall risk exposure, outlining what assumed risks the organization is taking on and the trade-offs, and pursuing further secure digital transformation efforts in benefit of the organization’s business initiatives, stability, and future growth.

In this interactive conversation, CIOs and CISOs will share strategies for increasing cyber and business resilience with board buy-in.

Discussion topics include:

  • How zero trust architecture secures users, workloads, and IoT/OT devices by addressing critical security shortcomings of routable networks.
  • Gaining confidence from the board on the cybersecurity oversight and forward direction
  • Articulating cyber risk posture, controls, and mitigation strategies in place, with board-level terminology
  • Proving how building cyber resilience also drives business growth

Topic 1: Zero Trust Security and Business Benefits

  • What are the challenges you're facing in securing a modern enterprise that is mobile-centric, cloud-first, and work-from-anywhere?
  • How have you implemented the principles of zero trust in your organization (if applicable), and what benefits have you seen from this approach?
  • If you have already implemented zero trust security measures, what were some of the biggest challenges you faced, and how did you overcome them?
  • Based on your experience in building roadmaps, how can CXOs build a zero trust roadmap and implementation plan that aligns with their organization’s overall security strategy, and what are some key factors to consider when developing these plans?

Topic 2: Articulating Cyber Risk Posture and Board Engagement

  • What role do board members play in managing cyber risk, and how can CIOs and CISOs work with them to ensure that cyber risks are effectively managed and mitigated?
  • How have you communicated your cyber risk posture, mitigating controls, and remediation strategies to your board? What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?
  • What strategies have you used to gain confidence from the board on cybersecurity oversight and direction, and how can these strategies be tailored to the needs of different types of organizations?
  • What metrics and KPIs have you used to measure the effectiveness and demonstrate the business case of cyber resilience initiatives, and how have you effectively communicated these to the board?

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

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Complimentary Valet Parking starting at 4:00pm.

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Lauren Hursley

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Zack Hellmann

Senior Community Program Manager