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January 2016

2015 Security Review & Predictions for 2016

2-Hour live event recorded Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. US-Pacific/ 12:00 p.m. US-Eastern/ 5:00 p.m. London

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Yes, once again some brave (or foolish?) folks will volunteer their insight and make predictions for the 2016 InfoSec challenges. To a degree, changes in legislation and technology are easy meat to predict in a 12-month time frame. But, who could have predicted last year. With crypto jack and cyber blackmail leading the forefront in the news, to a continuing concern about open software issues for another year of the Open Breach, and we won’t even mention the flood of PII exposures. We can only wait to see what this year will bring. Will there be yet more cyber attacks and cyberwarfare? Will the social media exploits continue to bring InfoSec into focus for the ignorant end user? What is likely to be the next cataclysmic event to rock the industry? Will the winds of change continue to blow security in the ”cloud?" Join us, make notes, and then check back in a year to see how we did!


Mark Kadrich
Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, San Diego Health Connect

For the past 25 years, Mark Kadrich has worked in the security community, building knowledge, and contributing solutions. Most recently, Mr. Kadrich has been working with his colleagues at Emagined Security filling positions as a CISO and a PCI compliance architect. He is responsible for crafting new policy and procedures regarding installation, use, testing, and compliance for both a health information exchange and a large and diverse retail service enterprise. Recently, Mark architected large crypto services environments and secure network environments. He holds degrees in Management Information Systems, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering.


David LaPlante
CISO, City of Houston

Mr. LaPlante has been the City of Houston CISO since August of 2014 and has over 28 years of various IT-related experience in commercial, federal, DoD and Local Government. As the City of Houston CISO, he is responsible for carrying out the CIO and CISO’s assigned tasks for information security described in the Mayor's Executive Orders for Information Technology Governance and Information Technology Security. Some of the duties outlined include; establishing an office with the mission and resources for information security operations, security governance, security architecture and engineering, and cyber-threat analysis to assist in ensuring Citywide compliance with City security policies and procedures. The CISO also serves as the City Information System Risk Executive, responsible for ensuring that security risk-related considerations and risk management of individual information systems are consistent across the City, are reviewed from a City-wide and strategic goal perspective, and reflect the City’s information system risk tolerance affecting mission/business success.

Kim Jones
Senior VP and CSO, Vantiv

Kim L. Jones is SVP, Chief Security Officer at Vantiv and has been an intelligence, security, and risk professional for over 29 years. A sought-after speaker and industry thought leader, Jones has built, refined, and/or managed security programs in the financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, outsourcing, and defense industries.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in information assurance from Norwich University and holds the CISM, and CISSP certifications. Jones is a former member of the CISO Advisory Council for ISSA International, and a member of the National Advisory Council for SecureWorld.

Andrea Hoy​, ISSA President
CEO, A. Hoy & Associates

A. Hoy & Associates is a “virtual CISO” provider as well as information security consulting and training firm, assisting companies to establish policies and procedures to comply with NIST CyberSecurity Framework, top 20 Critical Controls, European Union Privacy Directive and privacy laws here and abroad to name just a few. Andrea Hoy received her initiation into the information security community when her hard work and dedication to safe international games earned her the role as an Assistant Venue Manager/Supervisor for the highly successful 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Andrea’s leadership positions include CISO roles for McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell, and Boeing NA. Her clients are from a diverse mix of industries that include Litton, Pacific Life, Genentech, Molina Healthcare, Activision, WAMU (now Chase), Hamni, Uniti and East West Banks.

Among her other accomplishments, she was the first Chief Information Security and Data Privacy Director for Fluor Daniel and has served and been recognized as an advisor to the Pentagon and served as ISO for the 5th largest credit union as it went through its most major technology and asset growth past the $10 billion dollar mark and membership growth to surpass 600,000. She has also represented the United States as a diplomat to China on eDiscovery and forensics. Andrea is actively involved in the community serving as the appointed President of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information, such as big data and the infrastructure it is built upon, after serving as Vice President.

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