2020 Phoenix Chapter Officers
President

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Christopher 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

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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

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 Celia Savidge

Mrs. Savidge is a Senior IT Leader with 20+ years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management and Information Security. She has held roles as People leader, Consulting Practice leader, Program/Project Manager, QA, and Business Analyst. She has extensive experience in leading remote and global teams in executing and delivering security programs, software systems, and infrastructure installations for Enterprise Organizations and Startups. Celia is a member of Infraguard, ISC2, and PMI. She also holds various certifications: CISSP, GIAC GISP, PMP, and PMI-ACP.

 
VP Communications

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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

 

Vacant

The Chapter's Director-at-Large is open.

 

 
Contact Information

 

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact the Chapter's Secretary via email.

secretary@isc2chapter-phoenix.org

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