2019 San Antonio Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange

    Making Cybersecurity a Strategic Differentiator


    The Leadership Board represents the region’s most prominent organizations and thought leadership. Board members recommend and vet topics, speakers and industry partners, ensuring each Exchange addresses the region’s most significant concerns.

    Leadership Board


    Ernesto Ballesteros,State CS Coordinator, Texas Department of Information Resources, State of Texas
    Wil Bennett, VP, CISO, USAA
    Will Garrett, VP & Director Cybersecurity Development, Port of San Antonio
    Dave Neuman,CISO, iHeartMedia


    Michael Algeier, Director, Critical Infrastructure Security, ERCOT
    Patsy Boozer, CISO, City of San Antonio
    Tim Brown, VP, Security, SolarWinds
    Victoriano Casas III, CISO, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
    Mark Chamberlain, Executive Director, Information Security, USAA
    Claudia Escobar, CISO, Texas Attorney General
    Joe Filer, SVP, CISO & CPO, Harland Clark
    Jason Fransella, CISO, Rush Enterprises
    Paul Guerra, VP & Global CISO , Argo Group
    Lane Hatcher, CPO, US AirForce
    Roman Medina, VP & CISO, Jefferson Bank
    Helen Mohrmann, CISO, University Texas System
    Joe Oranday, SVP, Enterprise Information Security, Frost Bank
    Derek Vorpahl, CISO, Versant Health
    Rod Wallace, CISO, Pearson
    Sean Walls, VP, CISO, VisionWorks
    Greg White, Ph. D. , Director, Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, University of Texas at San Antonio

    Kicking off with tapas and signature cocktails, attendees can connect with peers across industries.
    Note: Please arrive on time for pre-event hors d’oeuvres.

    Improving Security from the Top Down

    As information and cybersecurity leaders, we must do more than protect our organization’s data. We must leverage our leadership to ensure our organizations have both the right technologies and the knowledge to use them. Join us to discover how San Antonio’s key cybersecurity executives utilize their leadership to optimize resources, design effective strategies, and better prepare their organizations for tomorrow.

    • With limited resources, do you prioritize having the right tools or the right staff to help you protect your organization? Why?
    • What are the most critical components of a leader’s incident response plan?
    • What are the future technologies that actually matter? How do you prepare for them today?


    Wil Bennett, Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, USAA
    Patsy Boozer, Chief Security Officer, City of San Antonio.
    Joe Filer, SVP, CISO, CPO, Harland Clarke Holdings
    Charlie Bollom, Central Area VP, ExtraHop Networks, Inc. Moderator

    Now comes your turn to share ideas. Each table is headed by a Discussion Leader, ready with questions based on the keynote panel topic. Tables will collectively brainstorm opportunities to address challenges addressed by the panel. Attendees will then switch tables twice to discuss a new set of challenges and questions with a different group of peers. This allows attendees to connect and have in-depth conversations with more peers bringing unique perspectives from across different disciplines and industries.

    Discussions will continue to percolate across the entire space as attendees have the opportunity to refresh drinks and tapas.

    The program closes by wrapping up the evening’s conversation into tangible takeaways to implement into your own organization.

    CISO, City of San Antonio, TX
    SVP, CISO, CPO, Harland Clarke Holdings
    Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, USAA

    Solutions providers are vetted to include only the organizations bringing the most successful and innovative solutions to market. Sponsors must be approved by the Leadership Board.

    Interested in supporting the cybersecurity leadership community? contact us


    To learn more about the San Antonio Cybersecurity Best Practice Exchange or to answer any questions, please contact:

    Pamela Leone, Senior Vice President
    Direct: 503.303.8156
    [email protected]

    Event Details
    • Start Date
      November 7, 2019 3:30 pm
    • End Date
      November 7, 2019 7:30 pm
    • Location
    • Category
    • Address
      1127 S St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78210