2022 Chapter Officers
Vahan Galachyan, CISSP, is a hands-on technologist with over 20 years of experience across a wide variety of industries and platforms, including banking, legal and pharmaceutical. His passions are information security, automation, and business process optimization. For his achievements, Vahan has received numerous excellence and innovation awards.
In the last few years, Vahan's been busy building a start-up specializing in Identity Governance in Administration on ServiceNow platform. The startup's been recognized by leading industry professionals and analysts.
In his spare time, Vahan mountain bikes and spends time with family and friends.
Sam Mughal is currently the CTO/Chief Security Architect for Bay Systems Consulting, Inc. located in Mountain View, CA. As an engineer and physicist, Sam has worked for a variety of government related organizations including: Lockheed Martin, NASA Ames Research Center and NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While working for NASA, Sam managed the DNS E-Root Server, Stratum 1 clock server and the nasa.gov domain and represented NASA at the United Nations conference in France. Sam has been published in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and USIS. In addition to his work with the (ISC)2 San Francisco chapter, Sam has served on the board for the (ISC)2 Silicon Valley chapter and was the president and treasurer for the Northern California Certified Small Businesses Association (formerly NorCal 8(a) Association). Sam holds a CISSP certificate, was a nominee for the Senior Information Security Professional 2011 (ISC)2 ISLA Americas Award. He is a member of PMI and NCMS and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and Physics from Ohio Wesleyan.
Larry Halme is a security consultant with over twenty-five years of industry experience focused in the area of IT security. He has worked closely with state government, financial firms, credit card companies, service providers, global enterprise clients, branches of the military, and government agencies to plan, assess, remediate, and maintain robust security postures. By supporting a wide spectrum of consulting engagements, Mr. Halme has gained a broad knowledge of corporate security and Government INFOSEC issues. He has extensive experience in the areas of cross-discipline security assessments, compliance audits, enterprise operations security, penetration testing, intrusion detection, government criteria evaluation support, and security policy and documentation development. In the mid 80’s, Mr. Halme was a founding member of pioneer information security consulting/training company Arca Systems, Inc., its transition to a subsidiary of Exodus Communications, and Exodus’ acquisition by Cable & Wireless, and finally Cable & Wireless America’s acquisition by SAVVIS. Mr. Halme holds ISSMP, ISSAP, andCISSP certifications from (ISC)2; CISM and CISA certifications from ISACA; IEM and IAMcertifications from NSA; and a BS-EECS from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Halme is a founding member of (ISC)2-SF Chapter’s Board.