PCI Expert Summit in San Diego

October 2, 2019

Network with and learn from the foremost experts in the Payment Card Industry (PCI) at RSI Security's PCI Expert Summit this October, while also obtaining Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits.

    Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019

      Time: 12 PM - 6 PM

        Location: Marina Village Conference Center - Seaside Room

        1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA, 92109 | Parking is provided


          • 12 PM - 1 PM - Lunch

          • 1 PM - 1:30 PM - Speaker 1:
            John Caruthers, FBI Cybersecurity Expert
            "How can you best prepare yourself and stay ahead of a cyber attack (i.e. 'left of click')"

          • 1:30 PM - 2 PM - Speaker 2:
            Jessica Sica, Information Security Director at Petco
            “How to survive a PCI DSS Assessment”

          • 2 PM - 2:30 PM - Speaker 3:
            Edward Asante, PCI ISA and Staff Technical Compliance Program Manager at Intuit
            “PCI Compliance in the Cloud”

          • 2:30 PM - 3 PM - Break to check out exhibitor booths

          • 3 PM - 3:30 PM - Speaker 4:
            John Shin, PCI QSA and Managing Director at RSI Security
            "PCI Standards and Programs Update"

          • 3:30 PM - 4 PM - Panel Q&A with Industry Experts
            • Victor Gamra, CISM, CISSP, and PCIP -- Chief Technology Officer at FortifyData
            • Steve Levinson, CISSP -- Vice President & Chief Security Officer at Online Business System
            • Andrew Serwin -- Partner at DLA Piper Law Firm & Co-Chair at Global Cybersecurity Practice
            • Kyle Ngo -- PCIP, CISA, CRISC, CRMA, IT GRC Professional

          • 4 PM - 6 PM - Networking Mixer

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          More About the Event:

          Ready to network with some of the top cybersecurity experts in San Diego and Southern California?

          Join RSI Security as we host the first annual PCI Expert Summit, on Wednesday, Oct 2nd in sunny San Diego. The afternoon will include lunch, followed by speaker sessions from some of the foremost experts in the Payment Card Industry (PCI).

          The event will conclude with a happy hour mixer, where you’ll get to mingle with speakers, attendees, and other cybersecurity/compliance experts.

          It’s a unique opportunity to help us build a strong PCI community in San Diego, as well as network with other C-Level technology, cybersecurity, and compliance executives.

          Purchase tickets now.

          Ticket Purchase Includes:

          • Fully catered lunch
          • Admission to speaker sessions
          • Admission to networking mixer
          • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits - written certification provided

          We look forward to seeing you there!

          About the Speakers:

          John Caruthers - FBI Cybersecurity Expert
          John has 27 years of FBI experience specializing in complex cyber investigations, protection of critical infrastructure, incident response, interrogation expertise, crimes against children, white collar crime, and Mexican drug cartels.

          More about the Speaker

          John Caruthers

          Currently, John leads a team of cyber investigators focused on the FBI’s mission to protect the country against cyber attack, both domestic and foreign. Under John’s guidance, his team has positively affected diplomatic relations between the US and foreign adversaries.

          In addition, he is responsible for furthering the FBI’s partnership efforts with the private sector across the globe. To enhance his partnering efforts, John is frequently selected to provide keynote presentations, BOD discussions, and threat awareness briefings (both UNCLASSIFIED and CLASSIFIED) to industry.

          John has been recognized for his leadership abilities on multiple occasions (FBI Director - Leadership Award(s)) and currently maintains 2 GIAC certifications (GISF and GSLC).

          Jessica Sica - Information Security Director
          Information Security Director at Petco with 11 years in senior positions with 19 total years of experience in networking, information security, auditing, and infrastructure.

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          Jessica Sica

          Jessica has 7 years’ experience leading Level 2 and Level 1 PCI audits for retail and online gaming companies. She recently joined Petco to run their security team after leading Daybreak Games’ security program (where she was also their DPO) for the past 4 years.

          Jessica has had her CISSP since 2009 and has nearly 20 years’ experience in the information security field, including 12 years in leadership positions. She has worked in in various industries including retail, gaming, banking, and semiconductor.

          Edward Asante - Compliance Program Manager
          Edward has over 20 years of IT experience in various roles ranging from software development and application operations to IT risk and compliance management. Edward has been active in the compliance and risk management industry for the last 10 years.

          More about the Speaker Edward Asante

          Edward specializes in leading organizational change through the setup, execution and management of industry and regulatory compliance requirements including PCI-DSS, SOX and NIST 800-53.

          Edward is a certified Internal Security Assessor (ISA) and also holds an IT Information Library (ITIL) certification. Edward’s core focus is managing the operating framework of multiple compliance domains which entails working closely with development teams to implement scalable solutions, engaging with stakeholders, internal and external auditors as well as managing relationships with QSAs in performing PCI assessments. Prior to his current role, Edward held multiple IT positions in software engineering and application development at both Intuit and LogicaCMG – a global IT and consulting services company in England.

          John Shin - PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
          John Shin is a distinguished PCI QSA in San Diego, CA.

          More about the Speaker

          John Shin

          John Shin in the Managing Director at RSI Security and has 18 years of leadership, management and Information Technology experience. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISM, and Project Management Professional (PMP).

          He is the principal author on multiple Internet privacy and security technology papers such as the Dominant Cyber Offensive Engagement and Supporting Technology and Reconnaissance & Data Exfiltration for U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

          Mr. Shin has 18 years of leadership, management and Information Technology experience. His area of expertise is IT security and technology management. He was responsible for external customer information systems as well as the global infrastructure operations at Abraxas Corporation, a risk mitigation technology company solely focused on the National Security Community.

          Mr. Shin also worked in several management positions for Genoptix Inc. (Nasdaq: GXDX) in IT/Bioinformatic division. During his tenure at SunGard, Mr. Shin operated as an operations engineer responsible for mission-critical Infrastructure and ISO-compliance system processes.

          Industry Expert Panelists
          We have a wide variety of Payment Card Industry experts sitting on our panel. You will get a chance to ask our expert panel any questions you may have.

          Submit your questions now so that our panel can be the most prepared to answer them, email to: marketing@rsisecurity.com

          Take a look at who’s on the panel

          Victor Gamra, CISM, CISSP, and PCIP – Chief Technology Officer at FortifyData

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          “My aim, since day one, has been to build the most comprehensive cyber risk assessment tool on the market, focusing on the 3 pillars of cyber security; Human Risks, Processes and Technology.”

          Today, in his role as the CTO, Victor continues to focus on building the capabilities of the FortifyData’s platform. The aim is to help companies of all sizes safely grow their business, and in the process become the most widely used cyber security platform in the world.

          “Our ultimate goal is to be proactive in addressing cyber risks. When you don’t have to worry about your data being compromised or stolen, you can focus your attention on what really matters, which is growing your business.”

          Steve Levinson, CISSP – Vice President & Chief Security Officer at Online Business System

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          Steve is considered a thought leader in the cybersecurity community, delivering several presentations and webinars, and having published dozens of blog posts. Steve holds a CISSP certification and an MBA, and has over twenty years of IT security experience, and over 25 years of IT experience.

          Steve’s strong technical and client management skills combined with his holistic approach to risk management resonates with clients and employees alike. He has performed or participated in hundreds of risk assessments and compliance assessments and has served as a key strategic advisor for hundreds of clients. In addition to serving as virtual CISO for several clients, Steve has also performed security architecture reviews, network and systems reviews, security policy development, vulnerability assessments, and served as cybersecurity subject matter expert to client and partner stakeholders.

          Andrew Serwin – Partner at DLA Piper Law Firm & Co-Chair at Global Cybersecurity Practice

          Andrew Serwin Photo

          Andrew Serwin is one of the pre-eminent privacy and security practitioners in the world. Clients describe him as a "rock star lawyer," "a walking encyclopedia on anything data protection related" and "a tireless worker, holding onto the ever-shifting puzzle pieces of the law in this area in a way that other privacy lawyers cannot" (Chambers USA).

          Andrew advises a number of Fortune 500 and emerging companies alike regarding privacy, security, crisis management and national security, with a particular emphasis on: international compliance; health privacy; mobile; behavioral advertising; the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and wiretap issues; electronic marketing concerns; social media; and compliance with FTC requirements.

          Kyle Ngo – PCIP, CISA, CRISC, CRMA, IT GRC Professional

          Kyle Ngo Photo

          Kyle has worked as a trusted professional for Fortune 500 companies in the spaces of utility, retail, gaming, manufacturing, hospitality, and professional services. He has over 27 years of proven results in IT, Finance and Internal Audit with various dynamic leadership and controllership roles with the following focus areas:

          • Payment Card Industry Data Security Program Governance
          • Third-Party Risk Management
          • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Governance
          • Sarbanes-Oxley (US-SOX, J-SOX) Compliance Program Governance
          • Japanese Funds Settlement Law Compliance Governance
          • Compliance, Financial, and Operational Risk Management
          • Accounting and Taxation

          Kyle is a member of InfraGard Houston, and has also coached and mentored cross-functional teams in situational leadership.


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