Q and A and Q with A CISO

Speaker: Sean Murphy, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at BECU

Thursday, June 20, 2019, 6:30 PM

Event Summary

Join us for June’s monthly meeting with BECU CISO Sean Murphy. An informal opportunity and discussion to have an open conversation about top concerns from a tested CISO, cybersecurity career advice, and a cynical perspective on how we are doing against the adversary. We can go in any direction the audience chooses. Come and play…stump the dummy!

In addition, ISSA Chapter President Justin White will lead an analysis of the most recent news and discuss how cyber attackers continue to evolve during his monthly Garden Fresh presentation. In this presentation, we will explore the trends that define today’s threat landscape such as recent cyber attacks, intelligence-led insights, and advanced defensive strategies.

Join us for the after meeting soirée with food and drinks at the Islander Restaurant. Plan on bringing a friend!!! This is a great opportunity to network with your peers, introduce your friend and to meet new people: Address 2441 76th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040


Sean joined BECU in March of 2019 as the credit union’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. Sean is an accomplished cybersecurity executive with more than a decade of experience leading information security and risk management in highly-regulated industries and fast-paced organizations. In his new role as CISO for BECU, Sean will lead the Information Security team with a focus on creating a culture of cybersecurity at the credit union.

Prior to joining BECU, Sean served for four years as the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Premera Blue Cross. Sean helped the company recover from a highly publicized cyberattack, leading Premera to dramatically improve its enterprise security posture. Sean navigated the organization through tremendous change and transformation.

Sean earned his MBA with Advanced Information Technology Concentration from the University of South Florida, and he’s a retired Air Force Medical Service Corps Officer. Sean and his wife are recovering East Coast natives who have spent the last four years experiencing all the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Their adult children are living on the East Coast, so Sean and his wife are empty nesters and they love exploring the area in their RV.

Chapter Meeting Time:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Community Center at Mercer Island
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

Thanks to our Chapter Sponsors:

Diamond Level Sponsor:


Professional IT Consulting Services Driving Innovation


Continuous Crowdsourced Security for Enterprises


Accelerate Security, Vulnerability Management, and Compliance

Gold Level Sponsor:


Focus On The Threats That Matter


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