September 26 - South Bay

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09/26/2018 - Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Keller Williams Beach Cities
New Location This Month
Speaker: Cheryl Santor 
Topic: Disruptive Technologies in Critical Infrastructure with iOT

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Our world is full of information and all businesses need it faster to make decisions and take advantage of opportunities. The use of iOT devices to provide information faster is a benefit, but in the future could it be a detriment? Industries want to know what is occurring in real time, is that something that is needed in all areas of our lives?

We will explore a project in critical infrastructure and its lifespan of a few years and discuss the benefits and realities of putting iOT in place in critical infrastructure. Then we can discuss what we see and have experienced in our daily lives with iOT devices.



About the Speaker:

Cheryl Santor is a cybersecurity professional working in the discipline for the past 28 years. Working both locally and nationally to help shape the evolution of cybersecurity. Cheryl started in the financial industry working with federal and local agencies to mitigate cyber risks. Cheryl transitioned to a major water utility that takes its mission seriously, to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

Cheryl is a CGEIT, CISM, CISA, CISSP, ITIL and has other certifications related to IT products. She has continued to lead and facilitate the water sector with advice and guidance in cybersecurity, where she has traveled the country to engage water agencies in Cybersecurity Best Practices. She participated in the DHS NIST Cyber Security Framework workshops to create the framework in use today. She assisted ISACA International in developing the CSX program to provide cybersecurity education for those new to the industry. Cheryl recently retired from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, but remains very active in the cybersecurity community. She continues to engage in strategy of community associations and continues to lead the industry in strategic approaches for cybersecurity evolution.

Cheryl is deeply involved with other programs; i.e., ISACA LA, ISSA LA, Infragard LA, AWWA, Evanta. She continues to provide awareness of cyber security issues and presents at regional conferences regularly. This type of activity includes a recent panel presentation at the VerdExchange conference, where she had the opportunity to discuss security risks with connecting iOT devices in our world.

Cheryl’s extensive experience in risk, governance, and compliance have become cornerstones of discussion at numerous security sector-related meetings.


Event Cost:

- FREE! for PMI-LA Members (Must be logged in before registering to get the discount)
- $10 for Non-Members



1.0 PDU in Technical Project Management


Meeting Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 PM Registration & Networking
6:00 – 7:00 PM Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 PM Networking & Close


Location Information:

Keller Williams Beach Cities
830 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. Suite #200
El Segundo, CA 90245



This event may be canceled or postponed, though all efforts will be made to avoid doing so. If canceled or postponed, notification will be made to all registrants via email.


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