March 2024 Chapter Meeting: ISSA-SV panel on Cybersecurity & AI

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 5:30pm

Mike Skurko will lead a panel on ISSA-SV panel on Cybersecurity & AI. Most of us have kicked down the barriers to cloud adoption, at scale.  Many of us may have been involved in the revolution.  The fear, uncertainty, and doubt plagued the enterprise and that FUD was perpetuated by most of the major enterprise packaged software companies.  In the end, we all won.  Responsible adoption was realized.  AI brings us all the way back to the FUD.  Fear, mystery, scale, controls, policy, compliance are all front and center.



5:30 pm Networking
5:45 pm ISSA Announcements
6:00 pm Panel
7:00 pm - 9 pm Dinner & Drinks


Moderator - Mike Skurko, VP of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the ISSA


Founder and principal consultant at PRE Consulting Inc. He's an active Board Member and the VP of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the ISSA where he is responsible for bringing in industry speakers and sponsors for the chapter. Mike is an information security professional with over 15 years of experience in early-phase cybersecurity startups. PRE Consulting, Inc. creates sales solutions globally and connects security solutions and practitioners with end-user customers in the SMB up to the Fortune 500. Additionally, he's a mentor and advisor to angel and seed-funded startups in the cybersecurity space. Mike is an active member of the community and has led and participated in panels ranging from CAMP IT in Chicago to FutureCon throughout the Americas, and various security events in the Tokyo Metropolitan region. Mike was raised in Tokyo and continues to pursue "a lifetime of learning and *re-learning* the Japanese language." Beyond language and cyber security, he's on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Independent Film Festival.





Hom Bahmanyar

Hom is Chief Global Evangelist at Ridge Security for their AI-Powered Automated Security Validation platform. Hom is a well-rounded technology leader with 20+ years of experience working with large enterprise customers as well as global engineering driving innovative technologies. He’s a cybersecurity innovation leader with 10+ years at RedSeal and 10+ years at Cisco where he led engineering teams for Cisco Security product lines.  He has a passion for strong customer relationship and turning customers into loyal advocates.







Patrick Harr

Patrick Harr is the CEO of SlashNext Security, the leader in Next Gen AI Email+ Security. Harr  directs a workforce of security professionals focused on protecting people and organizations  from phishing anywhere. As a thought leader on how generative AI can benefit organizations,  Harr participates in forums and publishes commentary. Before SlashNext, Harr was CEO of  Panzura, which he transformed into a SaaS company and led to a successful acquisition in 2020.  He has held senior executive positions at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, VMware, and BlueCoat.  He’s been the CEO of multiple technology start-ups, including Nirvanix (acquired by Oracle),  Preventsys (acquired by McAfee), and Sanera.





Daragh McGrath 

Daragh is an accomplished business leader, recognized for driving growth and establishing impactful companies in the tech sector. With a diverse background as an engineer, seller, founder, and executive, and extensive international experience, he brings a unique and global perspective to cybersecurity. At Tibo, Daragh is at the forefront of integrating AI technologies, championing initiatives that empower employees to leverage AI safely while ensuring rigorous compliance and protection of sensitive data. His leadership in scaling an ISO27001 accredited organization showcases his commitment to excellence in cybersecurity and employee experience.

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Event Sponsor: Oak Seed Ventures
Oakseed Ventures seeds founders solving the next big problem in Cybersecurity and Enterprise AI.  In the age of AI, CISOs are tasked with tackling new problems like Deep Fakes and Data Provenance, whilst protecting increasingly complex and vulnerable infrastructure against nation state actors and hacking groups that leverage AI to penetrate systems.  With a combined of over 60 years of Cybersecurity, investing and acquisitions experience at Cisco, RSA and others, Oakseed backs Cybersecurity startups to deliver new solutions that CISOs urgently need to secure our cyberspace.
Event Host: Malwarebytes

3975 Freedom Cir,

Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA

(2nd tower bldg next to Malwarebytes Main Building)