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ISSA-LA Oct 18 Dinner Mtg- 2 Speakers

October 18, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

Join us at Google’s acclaimed Spruce Goose HQ in Playa Vista for a great meeting with 2 presentations.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/issa-la-oct-18-dinner-mtg-2-great-speakers-tickets-722197380807

How to Build Security From the Ground Up – Engineering Security

How often have you been asked, “Why do we need so many cyber tools and budget, when we have not had a breach, ever?” Many executive teams do not understand the value of “prevention” and the risks associated once a breach does happen! Look at MGM last week! Breaches can happen to anyone, and the costs are in the millions to billions, so how do you assess and present WHAT you need to your CEO, before something does happen? Let’s review how to assess cyber security risks, and how best to come up with options to get what you need.

Regine Lawton, Modern Technologies, Transformative Leader/Former CISO

is a Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, Masters of Business Administration EMBA 47 graduate, and completed also a Master’ in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University, with a Bachelor in Computer Science from Pace University (NY). Regine has held multiple operational roles in her career, as CTO, leading and launching hardware and software products. Most recently, she’s transitioned into a more information technology career with CIO/CISO roles for Small to Medium-sized companies, where she was responsible for leading their digital transformation, from infrastructure to enterprise applications cloud migrations. She is a strong business, technology, strategic, and results-oriented leader, for both Public Company and Private Equity experience and has managed up to 9 post-M&A integrations (mergers, Joint Ventures, and divestitures). Her industry experience spans manufacturing, R&D, Engineering, Entertainment, Telecom, and Aerospace/Government.

She focuses on aligning business with technology to drive and implement strategic initiatives toward increased efficiencies, revenue, and profits. Her major accomplishments were in post-M&A integrations of infrastructure & enterprise technology landscape transformations (OnPrem to cloud migrations, ERP, HCM, and CRM system implementations).

She is known as a creative and out-of-the-box thinker, energetic, visionary, resourceful humanistic leader. A multilingual and culturally sensitive leader, with a mentoring and accessible management style to foster stronger companywide user, business peers, and employee engagement & alignment.

Industry sectors of expertise: Computer Systems, Media and entertainment, Aerospace, Network Testing Equipment, Logistics, Manufacturing, Distribution, Technology, Aerospace and Government

LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/regine-lawton/

Deciphering Data Defense for LLMOps

In the ever-evolving domain of software architecture, Large Language Models (LLMs) have emerged as transformative tools, amplifying natural language processing capabilities and reshaping user interactions. Yet their rise introduces fresh complexities to the intricate world of software security. This presentation delves into these challenges, contrasting traditional software methodologies with LLM-integrated systems, and shedding light on the vulnerabilities introduced by natural language prompts.

The operational aspect of using LLMs, known as LLMOps, brings its own set of complications. The dynamic nature of deploying and maintaining LLMs in a live environment calls for a novel approach to real-time security monitoring. To navigate these challenges, a proactive and multifaceted approach is essential. We’ll explore methods to secure LLMs across software, orchestration, data, and infrastructure domains. This presentation aims to chart a path forward, aligning security measures with LLM advancements and highlighting the critical role of collaboration between software and security communities in responsibly harnessing the immense potential of these digital tools.

Jack Mannino, Founder, nVisium

For over two decades, Jack Mannino has delved deep into the complexities of cloud-native and software security, establishing himself as a respected figure in the industry. His comprehensive understanding and expertise have seen him speak at global conferences, where he has presented research on topics such as secure design, mobile application security, and the intricate world of cloud-native security. Always eager to learn, Jack approaches challenges with both humility and dedication, making him a trusted voice in the field.

After serving in the United States Navy, Jack Mannino founded nVisium in 2009, which was acquired in 2022 by NetSPI. Under Jack’s leadership, nVisium worked with leading software teams to enhance security at Fortune 100 and innovative engineering organizations. Currently, Jack is building a new venture in cloud-native security, consistently driven by his dedication to improving digital safety.


Google will need a roster of names to pre register everyone so they can have badges ready for the day of the event.  You will need to show ID at front desk to get a badge.

***Parking is free***

Spruce Goose Hangar, 5865 S Campus Center Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094

● Drive to the end of Campus Center Drive
● Turn Right on West Bluff Creek Drive
● The Spruce Goose parking lot will be on your Right
● There is complimentary on-site valet. Please let them know you are here for an event.


October 18, 2023
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT


5865 Campus Center Drive
Playa Vista, 90094 United States
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