April 17 2024


Ira WInklerIra Winkler

Ira Winkler, CISSP is the Field CISO for CYE (pronounced Sigh) Security, former Chief Security Architect at Walmart, and author of You Can Stop Stupid, Security Awareness for Dummies, and Advanced Persistent Security. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals, and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this by performing espionage simulations, where he physically and technically “broke into” some of the largest companies in the World and investigating crimes against them, and telling them how to cost effectively protect their information and computer infrastructure. He continues to perform these espionage simulations, as well as assisting organizations in developing cost effective security programs. Ira also won the Hall of Fame award from the Information Systems Security Association, as well as several other prestigious industry awards. CSO Magazine named Ira a CSO Compass Award winner as The Awareness Crusader. Most recently, Ira was named 2021 Top Cybersecurity Leader by Security Magazine.

Ira is also author of the riveting, entertaining, and educational books, Advanced Persistent Security, Spies Among Us and Zen and the Art of Information Security. He also writes for a variety of online sites, including RSA Conference, DarkReading and ComputerWorld, and for several other industry publications.

Mr. Winkler has been a keynote speaker at almost every major information security related event, on 6 continents, and has keynoted events in many diverse industries. He is frequently ranked among, if not the, top speakers at the events.

Mr. Winkler began his career at the National Security Agency, where he served as an Intelligence and Computer Systems Analyst. He moved onto support other US and overseas government military and intelligence agencies. After leaving government service, he went on to serve as President of the Internet Security Advisors Group, Chief Security Strategist at HP Consulting, and Director of Technology of the National Computer Security Association. He was also on the Graduate and Undergraduate faculties of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Mr. Winkler was previously elected the International President of the Information Systems Security Association, which is a 10,000+ member professional association.

Mr. Winkler has also written the book Corporate Espionage, which has been described as the bible of the Information Security field, and the bestselling Through the Eyes of the Enemy. Both books address the threats that companies face protecting their information. He has also written hundreds of professional and trade articles. He has been featured and frequently appears on TV on every continent. He has also been featured in magazines and newspapers including Forbes, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Planet Internet, and Business 2.0

Richard GreenbergRichard Greenberg

Richard Greenberg, CISSP is a well-known Cyber Security Leader and Evangelist, CISO, Advisor, and speaker.
Richard brings over 30 years of management experience and has been a strategic and thought leader in IT and Information Security. His Project Management, Security Management and Operations, Policy, and Compliance experience has helped shape his broad perspective on creating and implementing Information Security Programs.
Richard has been a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for 15 years, Director of Surveillance and Information Systems, Chief of Security Operations, Director of IT, and Project Manager for various companies and agencies in the private and public sectors.
You may have heard Richard’s interview as a Cyber Security expert on Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy podcast: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/the-ron-burgundy-podcast-30270227/episode/cyber-security-47951911/.
Richard is the Founder and CEO of Security Advisors LLC, which offers fully-managed security assessments and network and software penetration testing services that allows organizations to continuously assess their internal and external cyber risk posture, and helps companies with compliance issues. He is also the CEO of Layer 8 Masters, which has been putting on the content-rich Planet Cyber Sec conferences and CISO-CIO Forums.

Richard is an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Distinguished Fellow, one of only 64 worldwide, and has received their Honor Roll designation (only 55 worldwide). He has also been selected as a finalist for both the (ISC)2 Americas Information Security Leadership Award in the Senior Information Security Professional category and the Los Angeles Business Journal CIO of the Year in Security.
Richard has served on the OWASP Global Board of Directors, leads the OWASP LA Chapter, and has been Co-Chair of the highly successful AppSec California conferences. Richard also is President of the Information Systems Security Association Los Angeles Chapter and is Chair of their widely recognized annual Security Summit and CISO Forum.
Richard is dedicated to diversity in our field. He started and chairs the annual Women in Security Forum, and supports creating a more open and welcome community. Richard’s reach in the Southern California region is extensive. He has worked diligently to bring together the various Southern California IT and InfoSec organizations to enhance their collaboration efforts, to help reach new IT and InfoSec professionals.
Richard has been a published author and has spoken worldwide on Information Security, individually and on panels.

Edward FryeEdward Frye

Edward is the CISO at Aryaka Networks where he is responsible for Security, Compliance, Privacy, IT, and Business Systems. Edward is an information security leader with over 25 years of experience establishing cross-functional, practical security approaches that fit company culture and business goals. Prior to joining Aryaka, Frye was head of security at Elementum SCM, Inc., where he was responsible for establishing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and obtaining ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for the organization. Prior to Elementum, Edward built several information security programs for many SaaS companies, including BlueJeans, Valley Oak Systems, Ellie Mae and PaymentOne. Edward is currently a board member and president of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Information Security and Assurance.

Yashvier KosarajuYashvier Kosaraju

Yash is the CISO at Sendbird where he oversees Security , Compliance & IT. He has worked with Twilio, Box and iSEC Partners in the past. He has been working in security for over a decade. He has worked in a variety of roles ranging from consulting to enterprise product security teams. He is a big proponent of security through automation and defense in depth solutions.

Jimmy SandersJimmy Sanders

Jimmy Sanders is an information security leader with several years of extensive experience in IT and information security at prominent organizations like Netflix DVD, SAP OnDemand, and Samsung. Jimmy has spent his career creating holistic and innovative security program as well as learning security ideas from some of the industries brightest minds. In addition to his duties at DVD.com, Jimmy currently serves as the San Francisco Bay Area chapter president of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) since 2014. He is also on the ISSA International Board of Directors, a Board Member for the ISSA Education Foundation, a Board member of the Information Security Leaders Foundation (ISLF), and a member of the Office of the CIO. Furthermore, he has been a keynote speaker at BlackHat, RSA, SecureWorld, InfoSec World as well as other notable events. He is a Cyber Security Committee advisor for Merritt College, Ohlone College as well as on advisory board for other colleges and non-profits. Jimmy Sanders maintains the certifications of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk Information and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM). He holds degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Science from San Jose State University.

Adriana WinklerAdriana Antunes Winkler

Adriana Antunes Winkler, L.LM, Esq., is a Data Protection Officer renowned for her extensive expertise in deploying and managing privacy frameworks for multinational corporations globally. Previously, she helmed the data privacy and protection initiatives across Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia for a leading multi-billion dollar U.S. company. Additionally, Adriana presides over the Data Privacy and Protection Commission at the Brazilian BAR Association in Brasilia, guiding over 100 lawyers and acting as the chief advisory figure in privacy matters for the association. Her roles extend to being an educator, author, speaker, and researcher, offering counsel to both governmental and private entities on various data privacy and protection laws (including LGPD, GDPR, PIPA, PDPA, CPRA, etc.), risk management, Privacy by Design, third party evaluations, data subject access requests, and conducting educational sessions. She possesses privacy accreditations from IAPP, EXIN, and ISACA and has earned her DPO certification from Maastricht University, in Netherlands. Adriana invites professional connections via her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/driwaldorf/.

Brian KorefBrian Koref

Brian Koref, CISSP serves as a security consultant and virtual CISO for several company’s in the AI and Data Analytics space. Brian most recently served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Sisense Corporation. Brian has more than 15 years of both hands on and leadership experience in both traditional on premise and cloud security. Prior to Sisense, Brian served as head of security for Intacct Corporation prior to and post acquisition by Sage.
Prior to his tenure at Sage Intacct, Brian held leadership positions at several San Francisco Bay area companies to include Informatica and KLA-Tencor. Brian serves as an advisor and mentor for the information security community to include volunteering his time with Hire Heroes, which assists transitioning military personnel interested in technology fields. Brian began his career in Cyber Security as a Computer Crime Investigator with the USAF Office of Special Investigations.