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Information Security - It is more than MALWARE - What keeps a CISO up at night?

Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:30 pm

CISO is what C-Level executive position? It is the Chief Information Security Officer. To a CISO/Director of Information Security, handling computer viruses and patching is like ‘brushing and flossing’. You need to do this daily to maintain basic security hygiene. However with the continuous evolving cyber-attacks, these activities are just the tip of the iceberg.

Everyone is familiar with hackers attacking a company’s computer system.
Imagine getting your car hacked into? Or perhaps your TV? Who is behind the attacks and what are their motives?

Join us as we explore how cyber threats and attacks have evolved. Learn about the numerous and complex threats for the ‘Internet of Things”. Once you know about various hacks/threats/attacks/espionage, learn what the industry is doing to prevent intrusion along with industry legislative initiatives.

About Our Speaker(s)

Catherine DeLeonardis is the Director IT, Information Security and Client Technology, at Beckman Coulter located in Brea, CA. In this role, Cat is responsible for Beckman Coulter’s Global Information Security Program, serving as the company’s Information Security Officer. Additionally, she leads enterprise-wide Client Technologies including desktop architecture, mobility, messaging, collaboration, and the global service desk. She has headed numerous initiatives, including partnering with the legal group in leading a comprehensive data privacy initiative, as well as implementing a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform.

Cat has 12 years of IT experience where she has lead key initiatives including master data management, SAP implementations and integrations, compliance programs, and information security management. Prior to joining Beckman Coulter, Cat was the Senior Director, Enterprise Systems for Altegrity based in Falls Church, Virginia. Cat successfully deployed the company’s SAP Platform, implemented a case management system for Top Secret Government background investigations, and served as the Information Systems Security Officer for the company’s Government customer.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:30 pm on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at:

    XO Communications, Inc.
    1924 Deere Ave
    Santa Ana, California 92704

Parking readily available around the building at no charge. Location is in the Alton Deere Business Park.


6:30pm - Registration and Appetizers
6:45 - 7:00pm - Sponsor and WITI OC introductions
7:00 - 7:45pm - Information Security, What keeps a CISO up and night?
7:45 - 8:00pm - Q&A
8:00 - 8:30pm - Raffle, wrap up, Mix & Mingle

Register Now Space is limited; we encourage pre-registration to guarantee admission.

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About Our Sponsor(s)

RGP, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services.

RGP was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, we are a publicly traded company with over 2,900 professionals, annually serving approximately 1,800 clients around the world from over 70 practice offices.


Pre-Registration fees are as follows:

  • $20.00 for WITI members
  • $25.00 for non-members
Please plan to pay in advance. We accept checks and credit cards.

Pre-Registration Deadline

All registrations must be received by Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Refund Policy

Please check your calendars carefully, as we will be unable to issue refunds. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to find a substitute to take your place. If you do wish to substitute, please email Tech Support.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Suzy Jarrett ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.