ISSA-LA Security Summit XIII – CISO Forum

This is a Special Collaborative Event for CISOs, Directors of Information Security, and their Deputies

Join your Peers at the Beach on October 4, 2023! Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, CA.
Free Admission for qualified InfoSec and IT Leaders


Field CISO for CYE (pronounced Sigh) Security | former Chief Security Architect at Walmart | author of You Can Stop Stupid, Security Awareness for Dummies, and Advanced Persistent Security

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The CISO Forum brings together leaders in Information Security within government and private industry for a day of collaboration, networking, and presentations by leading Information Security professionals. Hear the success stories, pitfalls, project planning approaches, and other experiences of your fellow CISOs. You will be better prepared to move forward on your initiatives after attending this Forum

There will be breakout round-table discussions on a variety of important topics with a special dynamic panel of CISOs and experts. A full description of all the talks is here:

The lineup of distinguished speakers includes:

There Will Be Four RoundTable Discussion Groups

Select one of the four (4) discussion groups to join. We will reconvene and share all the major points from all the groups.

Thanks to our RoundTable Leaders

Andrea Hoy

Co-founder and CEO of Innovation Shipyard Alliance. She is also President & vCISO of A. Hoy & Associates and former ISSA International President

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Session 3 Facilitator To Be Announced

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Session 4 Facilitator To Be Announced

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The ISSA-LA Information Security Summit CISO Forum is scheduled for October 4, 2023. You are also invited to attend Summit XIII (following day) on Thursday, October 5.

Meet the Keynote Speakers:

  • Aanchal Gupta, Deputy CISO & CVP at Microsoft Corporation | former CISO for Novi (Calibra) at Facebook
  • Wendy Wu, Partner, Head of Investigations, and US General Counsel at Wallbrook; former federal prosecutor at U.S. Attorney’s Office for Central District of California
  • Dr. Chenxi Wang, Founder & General Partner of Rain Capital

Meet the ISSA-LA Executive Director:

Meet other notable Summit XIII speakers:

  • Carol Chen, Esq., Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP; Award-Winning former Career Federal Prosecutor & Chief of Intl. Narcotics, AML, & Racketeering Section, US Attorney’s Office – LA; former Liaison to DHS Security Joint Task Force-West (Border & Maritime Security)
  • Kate Kuehn, Chief Trust Officer – Aon Cyber Solutions
  • Stacy Paetz, International Television & Podcast Host; Sideline Reporter; CBS & FOX Sports Studio Host
  • Ajay Nwosu, CEO at USA Teqball; President of the US National Teqball Federation
  • Debbie Christofferson, Security Consultant Principle, Sapphire-Security Services LLC
  • David Spark, Founder and executive producer of the CISO Series

Stay for the Private Reception under the stars and ignore the 405 traffic!

ISSA-LA, the founding Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association in 1982, is the premier catalyst and information source in Southern California for improving the practice of information security. The Chapter provides various training classes for information Security and IT professionals throughout the year and at the Summit. ISSA-LA has a CISO Forum that meets quarterly at various companies throughout Southern California. The chapter meets monthly and regularly collaborates with other IT and InfoSec organizations, having joint meetings with ISACA, OWASP, the Cloud Security Alliance, HTCIA, and the Association of IT Professionals.