December 15, 2016 CPE Luncheon

Topic: PCI Related Presentation and Toys for Tots Collection

Join us for this presentation by Bill Spoehr  Vice President, Internal Audit & SOX/Chief Audit Executive for Albertsons Companies.

Time and Location: December 15th, at Boise Plaza, 1111 West Jefferson @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

  • Member:  FREE with a donation for Toys for Tots
  • Non-ISACA Members: $15 with a donation for Toys for Tots
  • Without a donation for Toys For Tots, regular pricing will apply ($20 for members, $30 for nonmembers)

Presentation Summary:   Bill will cover the obvious PCI risks that “everyone” is addressing but he will also point out the tunnel vision that can result from an undue focus of InfoSec.

We should protect the Company’s data crown jewels (vary by organization), but also be very aware and proactive on the other vulnerabilities to InfoSec outside of PCI compliance.    You can be locked down tight, but if your vendor partner is a sieve and has your data and/or access, then what good is your vault?
This requires courage from InfoSec because Boards and senior management will focus on the “breach du jour” and can over react to all reported cyber security issues, potentially neglecting other critical and just as reputationally risky situations.    

3 Messages:

  1.  Be risk focused, based on your unique circumstances

  2.  What we are/have done with PCI security

  3.  Risks of hyper-focus on PCI and need to address other InfoSec vulnerabilities timely.

Bill Spoehr joined Safeway in 1999 as the Vice President of Finance for Safeway’s Portland Oregon operating Division. In 2005 he moved to Phoenix as Vice President of Financial Compliance, overseeing all Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and related audit work for Safeway.

Prior to Safeway, Bill was Vice President of Finance at PetSmart, Inc. in Phoenix, Arizona.   He was also a public accountant for 11 years at Price Waterhouse serving in the Boston and Phoenix offices, and is a certified public accountant.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bill has a BA degree in Economics from Allegheny College, an MS in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island, and an MA in History from Norwich University.    He and his wife, Cheryl, have recently relocated to Boise and are looking forward to living in Idaho.


  • New/Unused
  • Unwrapped
  • No gifts with food
  • No realistic looking weapons (per the web site)

Boise Toys for Tots website