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ISSA-LA February 20, 2019 Dinner Meeting

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Topic: CISO Panel on Risk Management

Moderated by Richard Greenberg, ISSA-LA President, OWASP Global Board

Speakers: Ralph Johnson and Jeff Aguilar (LA County), Bruce Phillips, and Alex Quesada (Accenture)

The top Information Security Leaders know that much of what they do centers on risk management. That means tying their security controls to business risks, creating a strong Security program and utilizing established frameworks, such as NIST and ISO. Come hear from an expert panel as they share stories of how they have tackled this complex issue and some of the pitfalls you need to avoid. You will walk away armed with new ideas and better prepared for the challenges ahead.

Ralph Johnson, CISSP, CISM, CIPP, HISP –  CISO  County of Los Angeles
Mr. Johnson was recently appointed to the position of Chief Information Security Officer for Los Angeles County, California. In this position he is responsible for countywide information security strategy, oversight and incident response.
He held the position of Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for King County, Washington from 2005 to 2018 in which he oversaw information security and privacy issues for the entire county. In this capacity, he established the information assurance program from policy development, compliance, information risk management, metrics and controls selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Mr. Johnson’s has been with King County for 28 years serving in multiple IT and management roles.
Mr. Johnson was an Instructor in the Information Security and Risk Management Continuum Program at the University of Washington and remains on their advisory board for the program. He is also a certified instructor for of the Holistic Information Security Practitioner Institute course and is the curriculum director for this organization updating and maintain the quality and content of the course.
Alex Quesada, CISSP, CEH – Security Consulting Manager Accenture Health & Public Sector
Security Strategy & Risk Manager, with a professional track record of helping clients balance risk management and compliance.
Comprehensive experience in IT operations and Security with skills including Security Assessments, Security Architecture, Information Security Policies, Standards, Data Protection and Privacy.
Jeffrey Aguilar, MBA, CISM, CRISC – Deputy CISO County of Los Angeles
As Deputy CISO, Jeffrey is responsible for working with the L.A. County CISO on all aspects of information security, including strategy development, program maturity, adherence to federal information security policy and working with the various departments on Security initiatives and alignment to business. Jeffrey has over 20 years of experience as a consultant and various levels of management. Jeffrey has provided various services to fortune 500 organizations ranging from advisory roles, executive leadership to recommendations of technical solutions.
Bruce Phillips, CISSP – Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
WEST, a Williston Financial Group company
Bruce Phillips is senior vice president and chief information security officer for WEST, a Williston Financial Group company, which creates industry-leading technology to streamline and fully integrate the real estate process. He is responsible for the company’s information security practice, as well as its litigation and forensic support services.



February 20
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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