CLBR #235: Return to ISSA So Cal Symposium

Return to ISSA So Cal Symposium:

Cyber Security Update With Andrea Hoy and Powell Hamilton

In 2013, we broadcast live from the 28th Annual ISSA SoCal Security Symposium on the state of cybersecurity and today we return to Long Beach for the latest ISSA SoCal Security Symposium whose theme is “From the Basement to the Board Room”.  We’ll talk about the latest cyber security challenges with two top cyber security professionals:

Andrea Hoy

  • President of ISSA International;
  • CEO of A. Hoy & Associates; and
  • Founder of Senser Security, Inv.

Powell Hamilton 

  • Past President of ISSA-OC
  • Chief Information Security Officer for Scripps Health

About ISSA @issaoc

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international organization providing educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skills and professional growth of its member information security professionals. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of organizational resources.

The SoCal Security Symposium features over 40 sponsor exhibits and several industry experts discussing current security issues such as eDiscovery, cloud security, threat vectors, mobile security, and much more.

About Andrea Hoy


Andrea Hoy, received her initiation into the infosec community when her hard work and dedication for a safe international event earned her the role as an Asst. Venue Manager for the highly successful LA Summer Olympic Games. Andrea’s leadership positions include leadership roles for McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell, and Boeing NA. Her clients are from a diverse mix of industries that include Litton, Pacific Life, Genentech, Molina Healthcare, Activision, WAMU (now Chase), Hamni, Uniti and East West Banks. Among her other accomplishments, she was the first Chief InfoSecurity and Data Privacy Director for Fluor, a Fortune 20. She has served and been recognized as an advisor to the Pentagon, and as ISO for the 5th largest credit union as it went through its most major technology and growth past $10 billion in assets and 600,000 in membership. Ms. Hoy is the founder of A.Hoy & Associates, a “virtual CISO” provider as well as infosecurity consulting, GRC, incident response, training firm, assisting companies to establish policies and procedures to comply with NIST CyberSecurity Framework, top 20 Critical Controls, EUPD and privacy laws here and abroad to name a few. She represented the US as diplomat to China on eDiscovery and forensics.

About Powell Hamilton

Powell Hamilton has over 25 years’ experience in information technology and management. As a recognized leader known for crafting technology solutions and framing strategic vision, Powell offers a unique blend of executive acumen, team-building, and IT solutions development creativity. Today, Powell is employed at Scripps Healthcare Network as the Chief Information Security Officer. Scripps is a private, nonprofit, integrated health system in San Diego. Scripps network consist of five hospitals and 28 care center. U.S. News & World Report Ranks Scripps among nation’s best in eight different categories. Powell is responsible for all aspects of information security. Prior to working at Scripps, Powell served as the CISO at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA. Prior to City of Hope, Powell served as the CISO at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. Prior to Hoag, Powell was a security consultant with McAfee (Foundstone) and with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 10 years. Powell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of La Verne.