Phoenix Chapter Officers

Walter Opaska

WalterA 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, Arizona 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.

Josh Howard

Like many, Josh entered cyberecurity from software development.

Experienced in managing small teams, groups, internal and external stakeholders, Josh spent time performing “Shadow IT", to for a group of BIM modelers. Later, Josh moved to the software development industry and actively works to balance the needs of development with requirements of adequate controls.

Josh has passed the CCSP (Certified Cloud Security Professional) examination.

Larry Heinz

As an Arizona state employee, Larry spent 20+ years working in data, video voice, and security for agencies such as the Department of Health, Arizona Game and Fish, and the Department of Revenue. Larry also taught for 10+ years as Adjunct Faculty at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) teaching Cisco Networking and oversaw the Cybersecurity program at EMCC. Currently, Larry works at the Arizona Department of Public Safety, focusing on information security. Larry is a CISSP.

Shaun Angley
VP Membership

1B9A1996 01Throughout his 20+ year career, Shaun has worked in most IT disciplines and held many roles. He has experience building and managing IT operations and IT teams across multiple industries.  Over the past 8+ years, Shaun has been working in various Cybersecurity disciplines and formally transitioned into a full time Information Security role in January of 2022.  Shaun is a CISSP.

Vice President

The Chapter's Vice President chair is open.

VP Communications

The Chapter's Vice President of Communications position is available

VP External Relations

The Chapter's Vice President of External Relations is available

Dustin Buschow

Cole Housley

ColeCole has worked in the cybersecurity field for over 20 years and during that time has held many roles including; engineer, architect and various leadership roles.   Over the past 10 years, Cole has been building cybersecurity teams from the ground up so support new business strategies and as well as new business units.   Cole is excited to participate in helping others in their journey in their respective cybersecurity fields.

Cole is a CISSP.

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. 

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