Rudy Diaz

Chapter Logistical Director

Rudy Diaz currently serves as Vice President of Information Technology for BendPak, Inc., the world’s premier provider of automotive lifts, and is accountable for the company's enterprise IT architecture, technology strategy, and IT services. Mr. Diaz has held this position since 2011.  Prior to joining BendPak, Inc., Mr. Diaz held senior IT leadership positions, including  Director of Information Technology for Am-Pac Tire Distributors/Tire Pros in Simi Valley, CA and Director of Project Management Office-Information Technology for American Tire Distributors (ATD) in Huntersville, North Carolina. Mr. Diaz began his IT career in 1992 and has more than 20 years of experience in IT and Security. In addition, he holds several certifications from ISACA, PMI and GIAC, including CISA, CRISC, CGEIT, CISM, PMP, GLEG and GCPM.

Arthur Press


Arthur got his start in IT when his father bought him a ZX80 Sinclair. Arthur was immediately hooked and has been involved with computers ever since.  In 1999 he graduated from Cal Lutheran University with a MBA in Information Technology.  In 2008 he became a Volunteer Deputy with the Ventura County Sheriff’s department.  Being exposed to both law enforcement and IT Security gives Arthur a deep appreciation for those that protect and defend our lives and our computer systems. Currently, he is the Principal Security Consultant with MBSG in Westlake Village, CA.  He is also a Adjunct Professor at Cal Lutheran University's MBA program. 

Meet The Board

Roy Zarate

Vice President

Roy Zarate joined the ISSA Ventura County Chapter Board in January 2017.  Graduating with a Bachelors of Science and working in Information Technology for over 7 years has allowed him to understand business and technology.  Roy's effort has been enhancing our services to our members and his career goal is to provide a long term benefit for the Information Security community

Ingrid Lohneiss


Ingrid Lohneiss is a Sr. IT Consultant with CJSeto Support Services, LLC, and is currently contracted with the Navy where she fulfills the role of Sr. IT Project Manager for the Information Assurance group. Ms. Lohneiss has over 22 years experience in Information Security, working previously for Tata Consultancy

Services, Gartner and DST Systems, Inc. Ms. Lohneiss is a long-standing member of both ISSA and ISACA and holds CISM, CISSP and CRISC certifications. Also, she has previously held the positions of Secretary, Vice-President and President of two user groups sponsored by CA Technologies, Inc. spanning over 15 years


ISSA-Ventura County

The Teaching chapter.


Sam Horowitz


Sam Horowitz is the Director of Information Security and the Chief Information Security Officer for the University of California Santa Barbara. Mr. Horowitz directs a program that includes all aspects of logical and physical information security for an R1 university with more than 22,000 students and more than 6000 staff and faculty. Mr. Horowitz has more than 20 years of Information Security experience and holds CISSP, ISSAP, and CISM certifications. Prior to joining UC Santa Barbara, Mr. Horowitz was worldwide Director of Threat, Vulnerability, and Incident Management for Hewlett-Packard