2021 Phoenix Chapter Officers
President

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Chris Mendoza

Chris Mendoza has been an (ISC)2 Phoenix chapter member since 2017 earning his CISSP certification in 2016. He has served on the Board as Chairperson, VP of Education Programs, VP of Membership, and Vice President. His goals as Chapter President and CEO focus on policy and procedure development, operational efficiency through budget management and oversight, providing additional CPE opportunities for Chapter members, and engaging with charities for community development. Chris' professional career includes Chief Information Security Officer, Enterprise Security Architect, Information Security Administration, and Network Engineer. Additional certifications include GIAC GPEN and GSEC, Security+, CCNA CyberOps and CCNP, ITIL, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. In his spare time, Chris volunteers with Toastmasters, Valley Leadership Institute, and with his church's Finance Committee.  
 
 
Secretary

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 Debbie Christofferson

 

Ms. Christofferson has 20 years of security association board volunteer leadership experience in the security field for ISSA, CSA and teaching the CISM locally as a volunteer for ISACA Phoenix. Actively engaged and respected in our community. 30 years in the cyber security field. Strong leader who influences thru relationships, people and hard work.

 
Treasurer

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Walter Opaska

A CISSP and member of (ISC)2 since 1994, Walter has had over thirty five years work and management experience in cybersecurity and IT audit with Federal government agencies, Inspectors General, and contractors. Besides being a CISSP, he is also a CISA, an MBA, and a CPA licensed in two states, Virginia and North Carolina. Previously, Walter was Treasurer of the Quantico, Virginia (ISC)2 Chapter. In addition to Treasurer, he served as Quantico’s Membership Chair. An experienced presenter, Walter spoke at meetings for the Quantico and Richmond, Virginia (ISC)2 Chapters on The Default Password Conundrum.

 

 
VP Membership

 

Wayne Salas 

The Chapter's Vice President of Membership has been filled. 

 

 
Vice President

 

 

Vacant

The Chapter's Vice President chair is open.

 
VP Programs

 

 Open

Accepting Applications

 
VP Communications

Brian Tomasetti

Mr. Tomasetti has more than 20 years of experience in managing enterprise level networks with an emphasis on security and compliance. With 10 years experience in hostpitality and knowledge in securing cloud enviornments, he is self-taught as has a passion for all things IT related. After earning his CISSP certification in 2018, Brian joined the local chapter with the desire to share information within Phoenix's IT community.

 
VP Educational Programs & Board Chair

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Dustin Buschow

Mr. Buschow has practiced for 15 years in software development and information management leadership roles.  He has extensive experience working in the Healthcare and Non-Profit industries as a leader and independent consultant.  He is self-taught, holds various industry certifications, and his primary driver is to contribute back to the cybersecurity community and profession.  Dustin earned his Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) in July of 2017 and participates as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).

 
VP External Relations

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Debbie Christofferson

Ms. Christofferson has 20 years of security association board volunteer leadership experience in the security field for ISSA, CSA and teaching the CISM locally as a volunteer for ISACA Phoenix. Actively engaged and respected in our community. 30 years in the cyber security field. Strong leader who influences thru relationships, people and hard work.

Director-at-Large

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 Joe Kesgomol


 

 Joe has been in a security focused role for the past six years. He has extensive experience with physical security and emergency response, having driven multiple physical security initiatives, and having been HAZMAT certified for over 14 years. He is currently the Infrastructure Team Lead for his group, and the Emergency Response Team Lead for two buildings on his organization’s campus. He holds CISSP, Security+, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.

 
Board Candidacy Application and Additional Information

 


We are looking for exceptional people to volunteer and help the Chapter succeed in providing information security content, CPEs, and networking opportunities to Arizona's cyber community. Click here to apply and join the Chapter Board. 

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Chapter's Secretary via email:
secretary@isc2chapter-phoenix.org

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