Thought leaders from Paycor, USAA join effort to expand, guide midmarket IT security summit

The Midsize Enterprise Summit: IT Security has added two thought leaders to the event’s Advisory Board to shape the event’s future.

Joining the MES IT Security Advisory Board are Adam Leisring, senior director of information security at Paycor, and Janet Stone, lead program/project manager, business risks and controls at USAA. Both executives are accomplished security professionals who will help shape the event’s content by defining the big issues of the day.

Board members, who are nominated by their peers, determine the event’s theme and position, select key topics to be discussed, coach speakers, and recommend sponsors based on successful tech solution implementation. The MES IT Security Advisory Board’s main goal is to serve as the voice of today’s security-focused IT leader and to help guarantee an outstanding event experience for their peers.

Leisring’s company Paycor delivers intuitive recruiting, HR and payroll solutions to more than 30,000 medium and small businesses nationwide to help them engage, manage and develop their people. Stone works for the well-known USAA family of companies that provide insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to more than 12.8 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families.

See more information about our MES IT Security Board members. For those interested in attending a future event, you can find more information about the March 26-27 conference in Las Vegas.

Adam Leisring, Senior Director, Information Security, Paycor

Adam Leisring is senior director of information security for Paycor, one of the largest independently held human capital management companies in America. He oversees information security for Paycor’s 1600 associates as well as Paycor’s 30,000 clients of their award-winning software as a service product.

In past positions, he has served in leadership roles including technical services and operations, enterprise architecture and software engineering.

Adam holds CISSP and CISM certifications as well as a Master’s Certificate in Corporate Information Security. Adam is a volunteer in ISC(2)’s Safe and Secure Online program which spreads security awareness to children at local schools. In his free time, he enjoys playing trumpet in various local non-profit groups and ensembles.



Janet Stone, Lead Program/Project Manager, Business Risks & Controls, USAA

Janet Stone has managed IT projects from inception to completion for the U.S. Air Force, Naval Space and Warfare, Boeing, USAA and the Washington University School of Medicine. She has taught communication, agile development and provided diversity training for teams across the globe, and was the recipient of the Golden Peacock award in Chennai, India for her advocacy supporting women in IT. At USAA, Stone is heavily involved in cryptology, IT strategy, and oversees projects in the digital, social, treasury and actuarial spaces. Stone is also an Army Veteran (Chemical Engineering) and works with legislators to promote health and safety issues in the military realm.

Past and current MES IT Security Board members include: Herman Brown, CIO, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office; Michael Chunn, senior IT manager, IT security, Gesa Credit Union; Ben Cranmore, CIO, Furniture Mart USA; Jason Mason, SVP, IT, Winsight Media; Michael McClure, IT director, Rogue Community College; Terry Orletsky, VP, IT, Ken Blanchard Cos.; Doug Pontius, BI analytics executive, Amerisure Insurance; Anh Tran, information systems manager, City of El Monte.