Washington, DC CISO Community


Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Washington, DC community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

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

  1. Strategies for a risk-aligned, resilient organization
  2. Developing and investing in the security workforce of tomorrow
  3. Creating business value and supporting agile business operations

Washington, DC CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Washington, DC CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

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Sam Abbate

Northrop Grumman
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

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Jim Connelly

Lockheed Martin
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

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Mike Gordon

Lockheed Martin
VP & CISO

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André Mendes

US Department of Commerce
Acting CIO

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Shamim Mohammad

CarMax
SVP & CIO

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Christopher Porter

Fannie Mae
CISO

Members

Frank Aiello

MAXIMUS
CISO

Andrew Bonillo

Ciena
VP & CISO

Amy Butler

Hogan Lovells
CISO

Michael Castagna

Navient
CISO

Shaun Cavanaugh

National Park Service
CISO

Katie Clare

Paul Hastings
CISO

Patricia Collins Weedon

Discovery
SVP & Global CISO

Scott Daitzman

NVR
CISO

Darren Death

ASRC Federal
Vice President, Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer

Jeremy Dold

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Business Information Security Officer

Vinit Duggal

Intelsat
CISO

Joseph Dyer

ICF
CISO

Richard Friedberg

Blackbaud
Chief Security Officer

Casey Getz

Rolls-Royce North America
Head of Cyber Strategy and Enterprise Architecture

Suzanne Hall

Couche-Tard
Global CISO & VP Technology

Stacey Halota

Graham Holdings
VP, IS & Privacy

José Hernández

Bechtel Group
Principal VP & Global CISO

Bill Hill

MITRE
CISO

Kurt John

Siemens USA
Chief Cybersecurity Officer

Michael Johnson

Capital One
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Anil Katarki

Perspecta
CISO & Director Cyber Security Services

Shaun Khalfan

Freddie Mac
CISO

Amit Khosla

US Bank
Business Information Security Officer

Joseph Lee

Arnold & Porter LLP
Firm Director, Information Security & Compliance

Rodrigo Loureiro

Laureate International Universities
CISO

Vikas Mahajan

American Red Cross
Acting CISO

Randy Marchany

Virginia Tech
CISO

Izhar Mujaddidi

Beacon Health Options
VP, CISO

Bobby Narasimham

AstraZeneca
CISO

Tunde Oni-Daniel

OneMain Financial
Vice President, SMD & Head of Security Architecture, Engineering & Operations

Jimmie Owens

DXC Technology
CISO

Jayesh Panchal

International Monetary Fund
CISO

James Rigney

Alion Science and Technology
CISO

Garrett Smiley

Serco, Inc
CISO & VP of Information Security

Gabriela Smith-Sherman

Export-Import Bank of the United States
CISO

Michele Thomas

US Department of Transportation
CISO NHTSA

Don Watson

US Patent and Trademark Office
CISO and Director, Cybersecurity Division

Jesse Whaley

Amtrak
AVP, CISO

JR Williamson

Leidos
SVP & CISO

Keith Young

Montgomery County
Enterprise Information Security Official

Upcoming programs


September 21, 2020

2020 Global CISO Executive Summit

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

A three-day summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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December 2020

2020 Washington, DC CISO Executive Summit Q4

JW Marriott Washington, DC

Walk away from this peer-led, one-day program with new connections and actionable insights.

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March 2021

2021 Washington, DC CISO Inner Circle Q1

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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