8th Annual Privacy & Security Forum - Speaker Bios
As Vice President for Cyxtera’s Cybersecurity Solutions Division, Jim leads the organization's engineering and technology teams since 2015 and is an advocate for emerging security models such as Software Defined Perimeter. His extensive career has focused on building large, complex cybersecurity and managed hosting solutions that leverage consolidation, virtualization, and cloud services. Prior to joining Cyxtera, Jim spent 10 years pioneering outsourcing and managed services at AT&T, Data Return, and Terremark (acquired by Verizon). In his early career, Jim found his passion in technology working on Content Delivery Networks, ERP, and Database Software and eventually owning a private consulting practice from 1996 through 2000. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Accounting and Computer Science from Minnesota State University at Mankato and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect. He resides in San Diego with his wife.
James Brady, PhD, CHCIO, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, PMP
Chief Information Officer
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
James is the Chief Information Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS), the second largest municipal health system in the nation with an integrated system of 19 health centers and four hospitals. DHS annually cares for about 600,000 unique patients, employs over 26,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of $4.3 billion. James was previously the CIO at Kaiser Permanente Orange County, and the CTO and CISO at Hawaii Health Systems. James holds seven security certifications, and a PhD from the Nova Southeastern University Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences.
VP, IT Risk Management, CISO
Chris Convey has extensive leadership experience in information and technology risk, cyber security, IT operations and cloud technologies. Before his current role at Sharp as VP and CISO, he was CIO and CISO at Millennium Health where he led governance, development, operations and security of all company systems. Prior to Millennium Health, Chris was the enterprise HIPAA Security Program leader at Kaiser Permanente, where he launched and led the strategic plan to improve organizational compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule and other regulations. Prior to that Chris was Director, Technology Risk and Security Consulting at PwC, where he advised Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of business and technology improvement.
Andy De La Cruz
Network Security Channel CSE
Andy De La Cruz is a Network Security Channel CSE for Aruba Networks (an HPE Company). 20yrs doing I.T. in the financial and hospitality industries, Andy worked with CIOs, executive management, and auditors helping the companies maintain and achieve compliance while improving their existing security posture. As part of the Incident Response Team, Andy has evaluated, architected, and consulted on solutions to help mitigate overall IT risk.
Richard Greenberg, CISSP
Information Security Officer
LA County Public Health
Richard Greenberg, CISSP is the Information Security Officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Previous positions include Director of Surveillance and Information Systems, Chief of Security Operations, Director of IT, and Project Manager for various companies/agencies in the private and public sectors. He brings over 25 years of management experience and has been a strategic and thought leader in IT and Information Security. His Project Management, Security Management and Operations, Policy, and Compliance experience has helped shape his broad perspective on creating and implementing Information Security Programs.
Richard is an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Fellow, and has received their Honor Roll designation. He has also been selected as a finalist for both the (ISC)2 Americas Information Security Leadership Award in the Senior Information Security Professional category and the Los Angeles Business Journal CIO of the Year in Security. He was recently elected to the OWASP Global Board of Directors, and is the Chair of the Annual ISSA LA Security Summit and the Healthcare Security and Privacy Forum in LA. He has been a Chair of all six of the acclaimed AppSec California conferences. He has also served as the OWASP AppSec USA Conference Co-Chair and has been a member of the ISSA International Conference Committee.
Richard is the President of the ISSA and OWASP Los Angeles Chapters. He has worked diligently to bring together the various Southern California IT and InfoSec organizations to enhance their collaboration efforts, to help reach new IT and InfoSec professionals. He and his chapter have been a recipient of the OWASP Chapter of the year.
Richard is a published author and has spoken on Information Security individually and on panels, most recently at the Cybersecurity Summit and the CISO Leadership Forum, both in November. He is a Security Evangelist, helping to spread the word about building Information Security Programs, secure application development, and general security awareness.
Bryan C. Kissinger
Vice President, CISO
Bryan Kissinger is a hands-on, results-oriented senior information technology and business professional with over 20 years of experience leading global teams in the successful delivery of technology solutions that enable business value. Healthcare industry expertise coupled with Big 4 consulting leadership across financial, retail, and government sectors. A proven record of accomplishment in quickly assessing technology and security program maturity and developing multiyear road maps to achieve desired outcomes. A reputation for building programs and teams using a business-minded approach. Accomplished IT and security program designer utilizing practical solutions that deliver rapid return on investment.
As VP, Chief Information Security Officer, at Banner Health, Bryan is responsible for the overall IT risk and information security program. Accountable to the Board of Directors for designing ongoing IT risk management functions, security architecture and operations, policy development and implementation, and enterprise-wide security training and awareness initiatives.
Bryan has a PhD in Information Technology Management, and MBA, and BS in Finance.
Security Operations Solutions Technical Strategist
Andrew Lancashire is in his twenty fifth year of service as an information security professional. Currently working as a Cyber Security Operations Strategist, he recently served as the Director of Enterprise Cyber Security for Sutter Health. His responsibilities were to provide cyber security investigative services, strategic planning and to mature the cyber security response capabilities to the Sutter Health community. Most recently Andrew is transforming the cyber security capability into predictable and highly automated cyber security monitoring and response function. Previously, Andrew held the role of Information Security Officer for the Sacramento Sierra Region also at Sutter Health. In this role Andrew was responsible for implementing an information security program increasing the effectiveness of the regions ability to respond to information security events. Andrew possesses vast knowledge of the computer sciences, healthcare and telecommunications industries. He has worked with a wide range of information technologies and has held several different IT security positions that have allowed him to gain a considerable amount of experience and industry confidence. This knowledge is utilized by providing technical and managerial expertise in designing, implementing, risk management and managing secure networks.
Executive Vice President
With over 24 years of professional information security experience working for hundreds of clients on projects to create effective strategies, enterprise security and data protection programs, governance models, and a set of effective, proven business and security processes that are in use at hundreds of companies today, Mr. Langston has long been at the forefront of information security. He participated in the working group that drafted the proposed HIPAA security rule, has lead the security sessions at HIMSS, was formerly on the HITRUST Alternate Controls Committee and was in the working group that created SIG and the AUP for the Banking IT Security (BITS) Forum, Financial Institutions Shared Assessments Program (FISAP).Mr. Langston has created extensive product and service technical and marketing content such as White Papers, industry presentations, market analysis as well as developed organizations and the associated operations teams for these high availability, security-critical applications, networks, and systems.
Sr. Dir., Chief Information Security Officer
City of Hope
William Perry is the Senior Director and Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Hope National Cancer Center. He is responsible for leading the institution’s information security strategy, which includes all ongoing activities related to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient, employee, and business information in compliance with regulations, laws, and industry best practices.
Prior to joining the City of Hope, Mr. Perry was the CISO for the California State University system and also a member of the California Statewide Cyber Security Task Force. His diverse background includes 30 years of experience in information security and technology in the areas of healthcare, finance, higher education, and the defense industry.
As a thought leader in the information security arena, Mr. Perry has served as the key note speaker for the Campus Technology forum and has presented at the Department of Homeland Security Fusion forum.
Mr. Perry holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Information technology and is a Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Auditor.
Chief Technology Officer
Wes Wright is the Chief Technology Officer at Imprivata, where he is responsible for driving the company’s global technology strategy and vision in support of its mission to enable healthcare securely by establishing trust between digital identities. With more than 20 years of experience leading technology teams within care provider organizations, Wes has an extensive background in healthcare, IT Leadership, and security, and represents a strong “voice of the customer” on the Imprivata management team.
Prior to joining Imprivata, Wes was the CTO at Sutter Health, where he was responsible for technical services strategies and operational activities for the $16 billion not for-profit hospital and integrated delivery network. Wes also held the position of CIO at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he was responsible for the information services strategies and operational activities for the $1.8 billion not-for-profit hospital, research institute, and foundation. Prior to that, he spent extensive time serving in multiple roles in the U.S. Air Force, most significantly, in his role as Chief of Staff for a 3-Star General, responsible for 77 military hospitals.
Wes holds a B.S. in Business and Management from the University of Maryland and received his MBA from The University of New Mexico.