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President: Kris Rides

Kris is a co-founder and CEO of Tiro Security (www.tirosec.com) an information security staffing, penetration testing, and consulting company based in Los Angeles. He has been a member of the CSA for many years. He former held the role of Director of Meeting Organization, Membership and Special Projects.  He also serves as an advisory board member to Cyber Watch West, a nonprofit funded by the National Science Foundation to promote Cyber Security within the state educational system. You can reach Kris on LinkedIn.

Former President:  Aaron Guzman

Secretary: Harry Wan

Harry is the CTO and co-founder of Datum Security (DataumSec). Harry has successfully led engineering teams (large and small) as they built world-class security products at Symantec and Arbor Networks. Harry holds a CISSP and graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree from Cal Poly Pomona. You can reach Harry on LinkedIn.

Director of Communications: Steve Weltman, CISSP

Steve has been in the information security world since before the commercial Internet was invented by Al Gore in 1996.  A veteran of Gulf War 1 and a life long information security practitioner, he currently serves at the pleasure of the CISO for a global auto finance company in Torrance CA as an architect consultant and designs controls around this company’s FI GRC requirements, promoting a cloud-first strategy, redesigning consumer access control solutions and supporting a vast manner of project work streams.  Additionally, as the director of communications, Steve sends out chapter announcements and meeting notices, as well as maintains chapter website and presence on social networking sites. He also represents our chapter of the CSA at local security conferences. Outside of work, Steve has become a gym rat, specializing in Muay Thai kick boxing, and occasionally racing Porsche 991 GT3 or 911 GT3 RS. Feel free to reach out anytime to him on Twitter: @ans_sw or on LinkedIn

Director of Finance: Kenny Totrakarn

Kenny is the Disaster Recovery Lead for UCLA Health.  Kenny joined UCLA over a year ago and works across infrastructure and application teams to build DR capabilities for critical services and functions which support patient care and safety.  He also is leading the build-out of an additional data center for DR and is engaged in cloud solutions.  Prior to joining UCLA Health,  Kenny was a Manager within the Security Practice at Accenture for over six years.   He has a B.S. in Business from Indiana University at Bloomington and has the CBCP and PMP certifications. Kenny joined CSA over a year ago and will be responsible for building and managing our chapter fund by seeking out sponsors to cover chapter costs and fund initiatives.  He will also establish guidelines for vendor fees and manage the dispersing of chapter funds for agreed upon uses. You can reach Kenny on LinkedIn.

Directors of Meeting Organization, Membership and Special Projects: 

Director of Membership: Danielle Kingsbury

Dir of Special Projects: Aaron Guzman

Aaron is a Principal Penetration Tester in the Los Angeles area with expertise in Application security, Mobile pentesting, Web pentesting, IoT research and Network Penetration testing. He volunteers his time as a Chapter Board Member for the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Los Angeles, Technical Editor for Packt Publishing and the President for the Cloud Security Alliance SoCal. Aaron has held roles with companies such as Belkin, Linksys, Dell and Symantec. He has given presentations at a number of security conferences, developer conferences, various Meetups, and evangelizes application security to raise awareness. Twitter: @scriptingxss You can reach Aaron on LinkedIn.

Director of Sponsorship: Michael Schell 

Directors of Presentations: Aryan Guenthner& Nick Reva

Aryan has a broad background in information technology and security experience from aerospace, banking, automotive, PCI, cloud computing and entertainment. He currently brings his wealth of knowledge to the information security team at the world’s largest entertainment company. Having worked for Boeing for over a decade, he also continues to hold the highest level US Government Top Secret clearances for the Department of Defense. Aryan serves as the Director of Presentations, coordinating with vendors and speakers to present at chapter meetings. When Aryan isn’t doing web application penetration testing or studying for his OSCP, he’s training for American Ninja Warrior or participating on the game show “The Price is Right” and winning a new car. He can also frequently be spotted Disneyland, because he’s a big fan of Mickey Mouse. He can be reached on LinkedIn.

Nick currently leads the Information Security Assurance program at SpaceX. Prior to SpaceX, Nick was a managing consultant with PwC where he helped clients build cloud security programs. Prior to PwC, Nick held multiple security roles with the MARS confectionary giant. Nick co-founded the Chicago CSA, was a an early contributor to the CSA CCM and has spoken on information security topics internationally. Nick has a Masters in Information Security from DePaul University, a Bachelors in Network Engineering and multiple certifications including the AWS Solution Architect, CISSP and CCSK. Nick can be reached on LinkedIn.

Directors of Research:

Co-Director of Research: Andrew Robinson

Co-Director of Research: Sateesh Bolloju

Dir of Education:

Roy Zarate

 

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