Canceled by the Pandemic – March 13, 2020 | Climate Security Conference

March 13th, 2020 – EVENT CANCELED – online replacements to be announced soon.

Venue:  SABA Software 4160 Dublin Blvd Suite 145, Dublin, CA 94568

At our last member conference, we chose to dedicate the next event to the crisis most affecting California, the fires and blackouts. Beneath this topic, we find Climate Security.   This day will cover subjects as promoted by AMERICAN SECURITY PROJECT » CLIMATE SECURITY IS NATIONAL SECURITY. The Climate Security one-day security event includes 7 speakers and several guided product demonstrations offering 8 CPE for full attendance. Learn more at, LinkedIn, Facebook

8 hours of Continuing Professional Education upon Lab completion and returning your survey. Please download the most recent flyer ISC2March132020 or save the date  Calendar ICI

Climate Security is National Security.  This conference will examine how climate change threatens national security and what we, as security professionals, should be doing now:

  • Climate Science is Clear: the Earth is warming
    Scientists agree that humans are causing climate change. And no security professional would wait until they had 100% certainty before acting to mitigate a threat
  • Climate Change Threatens America’s National Security
    by acting as an “Accelerant of Instability” or a “Threat Multiplier” that makes already existing problems worse
  • Climate Change Threatens U.S. Homeland Security
    America’s infrastructure, food production, transportation network, and American lives are at risk
  • Climate Security Report: Climate Change & the Homeland
  • Reduce Threats=Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    To reduce climate risk, the U.S. government, and governments around the world, must take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • How the Clean Power Plan Reduced Risk and Built Resiliency
  • Climate Security is a National Issue
    The American Security Project has discussed the threats of climate change with audiences around the nation.

Our call for speakers has issued. If you want to speak, here are resources to help you to develop your topic.


(ISC)2 is happy to accept member ID from its partner professional organizations: ISACA, ISSA, ISC2


Members – $55
Non-Members – $75
Member Sponsors (Paying it forward) $100
Students – $35
Enthusiasts and Explorers (a.k.a between roles) $35, or first come first serve free pass
Past Presenters – Your thank you certificate entitles you for one free admission
Platinum, Gold, Silver, Sponsors -communicate your guestlist no later than March 10th

Session 1.1: 9:00 – 10:00 Meet Bruce Klafter
Bruce Klafter, Vice President, Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility at Flex
The Earth is warming


1-1: Session Description: Climate Change and Risk Management

  • The enormity of climate change makes it an enterprise risk as opposed to strictly an environmental matter.
  • A key to assessing an enterprise-wide risk is integration with the rest of the business.
  • Companies are utilizing a framework known as “TCFD”, Task Force on Climate-Related Disclosure.  TCFD includes consideration of governance, strategy, controls, and metrics.
  • Many companies are also able to utilize this process to identify opportunities for new revenue and profitability, e.g. lean operations and energy efficiency, energy procurement, water management, development of products and services that help other companies do the same.
  • Intangible benefits can also be realized, e.g. employee attraction and retention as the enterprise’s “purpose” becomes clearer.

Bruce Klafter is a respected leader in sustainability, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) and corporate responsibility circles. He joined Flex, a socially-responsible, global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution and aftermarket services, to provide strategic direction to the Company’s social and environmental responsibility initiatives. A highly effective communicator and team leader, Bruce continues to lend his expertise to numerous industry and professional development efforts. Prior to joining the technology sector, Bruce had a distinguished legal career in public and private practice, specializing in environmental and natural resources law.

Specialties: EH&S management; Sustainability and corporate responsibility; environmental law; corporate carbon accounting; sustainable supply chains; sustainability reporting; risk management; strategy; communication.

About Flex

Session 1.2: 10:00-11:00 Meet Henry Simmons
Henry Simmons, CISSP, CCSK (CSA), AWS-CSA, Sr. IT Security Architect at Bloom Energy
About Henry Simmons
1-2: Session Description

AboutBloomEnergy: Bloom Energy’s mission is to make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world. With roots in NASA’s Mars Program, the company’s founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. K.R. Sridhar, developed an innovative fuel cell technology that is shifting the energy paradigm and redefining the electric power market. The Bloom Energy Server is a distributed electric power solution built for the digital age and capable of delivering highly reliable, uninterrupted, 24×7 constant power that is also clean and sustainable. Bloom’s unique on-site power generation systems are among the most efficient on the planet, providing significantly reduced operating costs and producing dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions. By generating power where it is consumed, Bloom Energy offers increased electrical reliability and improved energy security, providing a clear path to energy independence. Some of the largest companies in the world trust Bloom Energy to provide their businesses with clean, reliable and resilient energy. Its servers are currently producing power for 25 of the Fortune 100 companies including leaders in cloud services and data centers, healthcare, retail, financial services, utilities, and many other industries. The company, headquartered in San Jose, California, is growing quickly and looking to add to its dynamic team. Stay up to date with Bloom Energy through our social channels.

Session 1:3 11:00-11:50 Meet Joan Ross

Security Engineering in a Firefight

Joan Ross, Regional CISO at Fortinet, is a global technologist focused on cyber security, threat analysis, and prevention, secure design, global services, virtual honeypots, incident response, software defined networking,

encryption key management, privacy, infrastructure reliability, and successful technical implementation of industry-leading cyber security strategy.

1-3: Session Description: (More coming soon.) What are the lessons learned by our best security engineers operating in our worst firefights? How do we leverage past hardship as future reality?

More about Joan Ross: Highly effective at recognizing and nurturing talent, improving an organization’s security posture to increase revenue, and advising on security technologies to further customer and operational confidence.
Specialties: Cyber Intelligence • Trusted Cloud • Software Defined Networking (SDN) • SDLC • Cryptography • Secure Design and Architecture • Cross-Platform Computing • Risk Management • Incident Response • BCP • Information Protections • Privacy • Resilient Operations • Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) • Effective Change Management • Flawless Global Security Certifications • Contractual Security Requirements.

About Fortinet: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network – today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks #1 in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 425k customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog, or FortiGuard Labs.

1:4 12:30-1:50 Meet – Students Who Lead Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA
Forestation and climate change; Machine learning applied to climate change; Clouds and climate change; Carbon capture and climate change
1-4 Session Description: Four Student Leaders speak for 15 minutes – Mentors and Enthusiasts, meet your next hire.

  • Akul Shourie: Forestation and climate change
  • Kartik Narang: Machine learning applied to climate change
  • Inimai Subramanian: Clouds and climate change
  • Chloe Gong:  Carbon capture and climate change
Session 1:5 2:00-3:00 Meet Charles Brucker

A Choice – Sacrifice Low-Lying Island Nations or Climate Engineering

Charlie Brucker is a full-time Math and Computer Science teacher at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA, one of the top STEM schools in the country. He has built a parallel track on climate science into his curriculum and enjoys speaking on climate engineering at universities around the nation while traveling.

 Prior to teaching, he researched and developed materials and fabrication processes for magnetic tape and disk information storage and retrieval at Xerox Corporation, Eastman Kodak, and Seagate Technology.  He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and has authored about 70 technical publications and 12 US patents.  He lives in Pleasanton, CA, with his wife, son, and daughter, and two dogs, two cats, two tortoises, bunny, and chicken.
1-5 Session Description: Deliberate climate engineering to counter warming due to inadvertent climate engineering – the burning of fossil fuels – is prominent in recent IPCC and UN Climate reports.  The loss of low-lying island nations cannot be averted by CO2 mitigation alone.  To say it is “possible” to cool the planet is a gross understatement.   Specialized aircraft could deploy a sunshade of reflective particles into the upper atmosphere to backscatter a tiny fraction of incoming sunlight in a few years, for the price of a Hollywood blockbuster.  What solar climate engineering is and is not is the focus of this science-based discussion.
Session 1-6 3:30-4:30 Welcome Back, Bob Gilbert

What would a climate security policy look like? Doing our part to reduce the carbon footprint—start with cloud

VP GTM Strategy, Chief Evangelist at Netskope, Bob Gilbert

1- 6 Session Description: What would a climate security policy look like? The Cloud will save us. So, are we there yet?

Survey Monkey Distribution
Session 1-7 4:30-5:15 Meet Nalin Narayanam

Pandemic Plan – Or Planning on a Pandemic: How Covid19 Impacts the Bay area and Beyond

Nalin Narayanam, Chief Information Security Officer at Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc.

As a Technology and Business visionary improving security posture for multi-billion-dollar enterprises, Nalin imparts creativity born of twenty years of technical management within the world’s leading financial and health care enterprises. (cont.)
1-7 Session Description: Pandemic Plan – How Covid19 Impacts the Bay area and Beyond

Prepare to write or re-write your Pandemic Plan and respond to the COVID 19 outbreak.

More About Nalin: Providing a unique blend of cybersecurity knowledge and management leadership, Nalin is a Trusted advisor to the Senior and Board Leadership team on Cyber Security Architecture, Engineering, Incident  Response, and Risk Mitigation, currently as the CISO, Intarcia Therapeutics, and previously working as Sr. Security & Enterprise Architect, for CVS Health, Blue Shield, Discovery Communications, Capital One, and Genuity. A highly skilled security professional with Strategy, Budgeting, Implementations and Operations, Nalin’s shown how teams integrate Security into business applications while managing costs and risks. Recently speaking to the Lessons Learned while building Zero Trust Networks and involving IoT Security, Nalin is an influencer in the East Bay Security Community, training others about Zero Trust Networks based on the principle of “never trust without verification. Leveraging experience in areas like Identity Management, Tokenization, DLP,  and SIEM, Nalin Narayanam, is an active contributor in cutting edge Biotech Ingenuity. Hear how Intarcia Therapeutics will allow the world to securely rethink the future of medicine. Consider the trends in serving the health needs of our future generations.

About Intarcia Therapeutics: Intarcia is a rapidly emerging biotech company dedicated to redesigning the treatment, prevention, and experience of chronic disease. Our cross-disciplinary teams include forward-thinking scientists and entrepreneurs collaborating in a fast-paced environment redefining the future of medicine.

5:15 Member Meeting & Announcements
Location Sponsors Meeting Sponsors Conference Food Sponsors
Scholarship Sponsors
How to become a member: Please directly contact our Chapter President Robin Basham and fill out the membership form
CyberArk contributed a speaker and is a multi-year Silver Sponsor. Netskope, Silver Sponsor, live demonstration, mapping the path of business, the evolution of cloud securitynetskope

Saba Software is saving our Chapter more than 5K annually and makes it possible to go for another year without charging dues, dropping the price of our conferences by 50%

Thank You Chevron Thank you committee and workforce sponsors Thank You Oracle
(This 1-day event counts towards 8 hours of Continuing Professional Education CPE)
Your friends and colleagues at (ISC)2 East Bay Chapter chapter can’t wait to see you. We hope you join us in giving special thanks to the conference committee volunteers, without whom, such events would not be possible. Providing weekly meetings, binding flyers, drafting letters, being a liaison to our gracious speakers, updating and proofing our presentations, and assisting in the overall quality management of each Conference, we acknowledge Dan Green, Ed Glover, Maura Jones, Rizwan Ashraf, Peter Chen, as well as all members of the Board of Directors for their added responsibilities in coordinating our conference business, and for all the wisdom provided by the full membership of our chapter.
Your support is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Robin Basham, Conference Director, and Chapter President.

The (ISC)2 East Bay Chapter Board of Directors

We’d like to especially thank Jason Hoffman and Rizwan Ashraf for arranging our sponsorship at Saba Software



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