Atlanta CISO Community

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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Atlanta CISO Governing Body


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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Derek Benz

The Coca-Cola Company
CISO

Tim Callahan

Aflac
SVP, Global CISO

John Dickson

Colonial Pipeline
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Meredith Harper

Synchrony Financial
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Stacy Hughes

ABM
CISO

Bob Varnadoe

Kaiser Permanente
VP, Technology Risk Management

Governing Body Members

Andy Abercrombie

Novelis
CISO

Robert Andriulli

Mativ
CISO

James Baird

FOCUS Brands
VP Information Security & CISO

Tamika Bass

Gannett Fleming
Cybersecurity Director

Christopher Blake

COUNTRY Financial
Chief Technology & Security Officer (CTO/CSO)

Patricia Bouisset

Paramount
Senior Director, Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance

Michael Brainard

S.P. Richards Company
Head of Information Security

Erwin (Chris) Carrow

U.S. Bank
Vice President | Cybersecurity Innovation, Research, & Development

Chayan Chakravarti

Equifax
BISO

Fran Cioffi

Georgia-Pacific
CISO

Kevin Clark

Rollins
CISO

Alicia Clarke

PGA TOUR Superstore
Director of Cyber Security, Risk, Privacy, Compliance

Phani Dasari

Hinduja Global Solutions
CISO

Will DeMar

Mandarin Oriental
CISO

John Diaz

ThyssenKrupp
Head of Information Security / Information Security Officer

Nicole Dove

Riot Games
Head of Security, Games

Matt Durant

BlueLinx
Director of Cybersecurity and Risk Management

James Edgar

FleetCor Technologies
SVP & Global CISO

Corey Elinburg

CommonSpirit Health
Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer

Brad Ellison

Radiology Partners
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Katie Ewers

McKesson
Director of Cybersecurity

Ngozi Eze

Levi Strauss & Co.
Chief Information Security Officer

Jamil Farshchi

Equifax
Chief Information Security Officer

Rob Ferrill

University of Alabama at Birmingham
AVP, CISO

Martin Fisher

Northside Hospital
Director, Information Security & CISO

Mike Frazee

Lendlease
CISO

John Gift

WestRock
Chief Information Security Officer

Dacia Gilkey

Georgia Technology Authority
GETS Security Program Director

Kevin Gowen

Synovus Financial
CISO

Ray Griffin

Cox Media Group
CISO and Head of Cyber Security

Ed Harris

Mauser Packaging Solutions
Global Director of Information Security

Joshua Harshbarger

RaceTrac, Inc.
Executive Director of Information Security

Monique Hart

Piedmont Healthcare
CISO, VP of Information Security

Jonathan Hay

AmWINS Group
VP, Information Security

Gretchen Hiley

Randstad North America
CISO

Leo Howell

Georgia Tech
CISO and Interim VP of IT & CIO

Abdul Hussain

Delta Community Credit Union
VP & CISO

John Koester

HD Supply
VP & CISO

Michael Leahy

Mohawk Industries
Global CISO

Ben Leggett

Benevis
Director of IT Operations

Jason Maddox

Roark Capital Group
Director of Information Technology & Chief Information Security Officer

Armghan Malik

Graphic Packaging
Sr Manager Global Cybersecurity Services

Dean Mallis

Momnt Technologies
VP of Security

Jose "Joe" Marroquin

Vestis
CISO

Mike Marsilio

Paradies Lagardere
CISO

Mat Mathews

Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Chief Technology Officer

Eric Mermelstein

GCP Applied Technologies
CISO

Jim Miles

Amerisave
VP of Security Operations

Robert Mims

Southern Company
Director, Technology Security

Kevin Morrison

Driven Brands
VP, CISO

Kevin Morrison

HOA Brands
VP, Chief Information Security Officer

Tim Mullen

OneTrust
CISO

David Nagel

Genuine Parts
CISO

Murtaza Nisar

Clario
Chief Information Security Officer

David Nolan

Aaron's
VP Information Security & CISO

Elias Nyankojo

Fulgent
VP Chief Information Security Officer

Michael Owens

Equifax
BISO

Jorge Perez

Truist
SVP, Divisional CISO

Troy Phelps

Remitly
CISO

Brian Phillips

Macy's
VP, IT and Information Security

Carlton Powers

Atlanta Falcons
Senior Director of Information Security

Whitfield Samuel

Georgia State University
CISO

Caroline Saxon

CoreCivic
ISSO/Director, Information Security Compliance

Carl Scaffidi

Vystar Credit Union
CISO

Kemper Seay

Carter's
VP Infrastructure & Chief Information Security Officer

Frank Sornson

ExamWorks
VP Global IT Security

Scott Stanton

Owens & Minor Inc
Business Information Security Officer (BISO)

Irene Thong

Printpack
Senior Director, IT and Project Management - CIO/CISO

Trey Tunnell

Floor & Decor
CISO

Joe Watkins

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
CISO

Keith Weller

International Market Centers
CISO

Mike Whitt

Renasant Bank
CISO

Jordan Worth

Block
Cybersecurity Risk & Governance


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

  1. Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience
  2. Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management
  3. Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

June 13, 2024 | 1 day

Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

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

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IN-PERSON

September 5, 2024 | an evening

Atlanta CISO Inner Circle

Buckhead Club

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

November 19, 2024 | 1 day

Atlanta CISO Executive Summit

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

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

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