January 2020 Member Meeting
26-29 January
San Diego, California, USA

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Registration for the January 2020 ISMA Member Meeting is currently closed.

Cancellation Policy: Conference cancellations received prior to 30 days before the meeting commences will be refunded in full. Cancellations received after 26 December 2019 will not be refunded.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

The ISMA room block is now fully booked, and the group rate is no longer available. Additionally the hotel is predicting to be sold out over the ISMA dates. Please book online at, or call 1-619-435-6611 directly to speak to a hotel reservations agent. 

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San Diego Dining & Activities

Plan your Monday evening dining experience and take a peek at all of the fun things San Diego has to offer!

Dining Options

San Diego Activities


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Sunday 26 January

Please join your fellow ISMA colleagues for an Opening Reception in the Ballroom. Conference check-in will also begin at 6:00 p.m. Registered spouses and significant others are also welcome to attend the Opening Reception. Business casual attire is suggested.

Monday 27 January

All general sessions held in the Empress/Regent Suite (Grande Hall building). Business casual attire is suggested.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast (Viceroy Room)
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
George McCloskey
, Vice President of Safety, Security and Business Resilience, Impossible Foods, Inc.
David McGowan, Vice President-Head of Global Protection Services, Tiffany & Co. and President, ISMA Board of Directors
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. 

Climate Change Security and Disruptions to Global Environments
Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., United States Navy (Retired), Executive Director, I Love a Clean San Diego


As our climate changes so too do the risks of significant geo-political destabilization. This session discusses climate change and how these changes will potentially alter the status quo both from a regional and global perspective. 

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 – 12:00 noon 2030 Global Risks
Moderated by Robyn Curnow, CNN anchor and host of International Desk with Robyn Curnow

Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., United States Navy (Retired)
Nick Lovrien, Vice President - Chief Global Security Officer, Facebook
Arlin Pedrick, Chief Security Officer, Accenture
Chris Rackow, Vice President - Global Security, Google

Businesses will continue to face operational challenges around the globe. This session aims to identify risks in the coming decade and offer a variety of perspectives on the ways in which security executives can plan for business resiliency and risk mitigation. A variety of topics will be covered including:

  • Populism & Global Elections
  • Geopolitical Volatility
  • Terrorism & Dangerous Organizations
  • Regulation
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Member Lunch (Viceroy)

New Member Orientation Lunch (Wilder EF)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 2020 Top Trends and Risks Identified by ISMA Members
Moderated by Kristine Raad, Director - Global Security, Owens Corning

In this working session, attendees will work together in small groups to take a deep dive into results found from an IMSA member survey titled “2020 Top Trends and Risks” Attendees will work in industry sector groups to discuss plans for mitigating these risks within their business.
2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Bridging the CSO and CISO Gaps: Understanding How and Why Now
Moderated by Stevan Bernard, ISMA Life Member and former CSO, Sony
Steven Andrés, M.S., Ph.D., San Diego State University
Fredrik Torp, Vice President Corporate Security & Resilience, Group Head of Security (Chief Security Officer), Vattenfall
Wayne Williams, Chief Security Officer, Amgen

This panel session will discuss future information security threats and how both the CSO/CISO can prepare now. Panelists will discuss ways in which CISOs and CSOs can partner to mitigate the risk of an attack and create a roadmap for responsibilities in the event of the same.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Networking Break
3:15 – 5:00 p.m.

Rethinking Decision Making in ISMA: The Value of Diverse Perspectives to the Future  
Leslie Traub, Principal Consultant, Udarta Consulting
The business of global security will need new perspectives as it attempts to keep up with the increasing sophistication of corporate espionage and crime. This interactive session will highlight the value of inviting and including diverse perspectives in both decision-making and in the composition of ISMA as it responds to and anticipates those challenges.  We’ll also explore strategies for opening our mindsets to invite new views.


Monday evening is a free night. ISMA members are encouraged to make their own restaurant reservations with fellow members for additional networking! Review this list of San Diego dining suggestions.

Tuesday 28 January

All general sessions held in the Empress/Regent Suite (Grande Hall building). Business casual attire is suggested.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast (Viceroy)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

Disinformation as a Cybersecurity Problem
Renée DiResta, 2019 Mozilla Fellow in Media, Misinformation, and Trust; and Technical Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory

Disinformation campaigns and influence operations are not only a challenge for elections or politicians - these attacks have extended to corporations and individual targets in business as well. A major advancement in the practice of defensive information security in cybersecurity has been the adoption of intelligence-driven defense, where defensive teams base their plans and priorities on models of attacker capabilities and techniques that are built on observational evidence of real campaigns. One example of this practice is known as the “kill chain”, which maps the process by which an adversary executes an attack. This session assesses the applicability of this model in the creation of defensive plans for disinformation, with a focus on emerging technologies, evolving adversary capabilities, and targets beyond the political.

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Lethality, Danger and Vulnerability: Domestic Violence’s Impact on Business

Carmen Pitre, President & CEO, Sojourner Family Peace Center


This session will explore the impact of inaction, the need for clear policy and best practice response to family violence incidents in the workplace. The discussion will include an analysis of the connection between domestic violence and critical workplace incidents and mass shootings. 



11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Member Lunch and Committee Meetings (Viceroy)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Coronavirus: Current and Future State
Dr. Myles Druckman, MD, Global Medical Director, Health Innovation, International SOS
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Evolution of the CSO Role
Moderated by Michael Mason, Senior Vice President - Chief Security Officer, Verizon Communications

William Baker, Chief Security Officer, Captial One
Douglas Falduto, Vice President - Chief Security Officer Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Margaret Levine, Vice President, Corporate Security Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Kirsten Meskill, Director, Global Security, BASF SE
Kristine Raad, Director - Global Security, Owens Corning

Hear directly from ISMA members on differing security department models and the methods by which they address the challenges CSOs face today and how they are preparing for those in the next decade. Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The changing nature of the CSO role and what will be required of new candidates to succeed current CSOs; 
  • How current CSOs can better prepare internal candidates for their role when they eventually retire or depart to pursue other opportunities;
  • The relationship between CSOs and CISOs;
  • The relevance of cyber skills required to assume the CSO position;
  • The various models of security departments that exists among members, including a discussion of the pros and cons of outsourcing functional responsibilities versus utilizing internal employees;
  • The methodology by which CSOs justify additional headcount and discuss how the role has evolved for each of them; and 
  • How a CSO can define success in the role.
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break 
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ISMA Business Meeting
This session is only open to to ISMA members ONLY.
6:30 – 10:00 p.m. President’s Beach Party
Hotel Del Coronado Beach - North Beach
Join fellow ISMA members and registered spouses/significant others for a relaxing evening at the Hotel del Coronado's iconic private beach. Casual attire suggested. The event will be located entirely on the beach, so sandals and appropriate outerwear are encouraged.


Wednesday 29 January

All general sessions held in the Empress/Regent Suite (Grande Hall building)Business casual attire is suggested. Spouses and significant others who have registered for the Spouse Program are welcome at all Wednesday events.  

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Member Breakfast (Viceroy)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 

How Russia, China and Iran View Economic Competition
Seth G. Jones, Ph.D., Harold Brown Chair, Director of the Transnational Threats Project (TNT), Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

This session will discuss the ways in which America’s primary competitors – Russia, China, and Iran – view future security and economic competition with the United States, and what it means for U.S. corporations now and in the coming decade.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
10:15 – 11:15  a.m.

Evolving Insider Threats
Moderated by Arlin Pedrick, CSO, Accenture

Darrell Blocker, Retired CIA Operations Officer, ABC News Contributor
Rowan Kelly, The Boeing Company
Eric W. Sporre, Assistant Director, Insider Threat Office, Federal Bureau of Investigatio

This session will explore insider threat from three different perspectives. Learn what a company can do to defend itself and how to gain C-suite support for such a program. Understand what governments can do to support the private sector and how best to interact with them. Find out how bad actors approach a target and what countermeasures they’re most concerned about.

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Closing Remarks
George McCloskey
, Vice President of Safety, Security and Business Resilience, Impossible Foods, Inc.
David McGowan, Vice President-Head of Global Protection Services, Tiffany & Co. and President, ISMA Board of Directors