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September AITP Chapter Meeting

with CIO of the Year Eric Yablonka of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences

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AITP Chicago Security SIG Meeting - April 4, 2017

Roundtable - "Building a Security Operations Center(SOC) & Security Information and Event Management(SIEM)"

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Share knowledge with your peers! - Keynote Speaker, Dr. Phil Shelley - Sponsored by Cyrus One

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AITP Chapter Meeting - March 2016

Our 2015 CISO of the Year, Kevin Novak of The Northern Trust Company speaks at the AITP Chicago March Chapter Meeting - Click on "More" to learn more about the CISO of the Year Award.

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May 1, 2017 Chapter Meeting at RMU

Mohan Iyer (CIO) and Ryan Surratt (Vice President) @ Mesirow Financial discuss their transformation and security challenges. Mesirow is the winner of the 2017 Medium Sized IT Team Award!

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Nominations are now open for the 2017 CISO of the Year Award

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Click Here for a Word Nomination Form      Click Here for a pdf Nomination Form

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Internships Available at CompTIA’s HQ in Downers Grove

Paid Summer Internships still available!!
Events & Education Intern,   Marketing Communications Intern
Exam Development Intern,  Social Media Intern, Special Projects Intern
Skills Certification Intern, SQL Reporting Intern

Click Here to go to the CompTIA Career Opportunities page

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AITP’s “2016 Most Effective IT Team Awards” announced

AITP Chicago and SIM Chicago wish to congratulate this year’s winners – the teams:

The City of Chicago – Large Company

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Mesirow Financial – Mid Company

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Connect Hearing  – Small Company

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See Full Press Release Here

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Todd Fitzgerald named 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year

The Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals-AITP, Infragard, ISACA, Information Systems Security Association-ISSA, and Society for Information Management-SIM are proud to announce the winner of the 2016 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer-CISO of the Year Award.  This years winner is Mr. Todd Fitzgerald of Grant Thornton International Ltd.

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AITP’s 2016 CIO of the Year Announced

AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Eric Yablonka, VP and Chief Innovation Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological  who was chosen as the 2016 CIO of the Year.  Nominations were made by CxOs and senior business & IT executives.  All judging and elections were done by peers in the IT community.  The award was presented as part of The Executives’ Club of Chicago’s Annual Awards luncheon on May 17th.

Specifically, we look for leadership in driving business value and technology innovation, business partnerships and creating the best-in-class workplace for IT professionals.

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Gary Czubak, Eric Yablonka, Bob Kress and Mark Lafferty (left picture)

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Jun
8
Thu
June ISSA Chicago Chapter Meeting @ Rock Botton Restaurant & Brewery
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE – MEETING IS ON THE 2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH TO AVOID CONFLICTING WITH MEMORIAL DAY

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s featured speaker will be Jim Broome, CEO, DirectDefense. Hours ‘d oeuvres will be served. Cash bar available. ISSA Chicago Chapter members receive a complimentary drink if they register for the meeting as a member.

Topic: The Evolution of Social Engineering

This presentation takes a look at just how much Social Engineering attacks have evolved over the years and where it’s heading in the future. During the course of this presentation, Jim Broome will be discussing social engineering techniques utilized over the years to gain unauthorized access to the internal network and how attackers are bypassing current security technologies.

  • Phone Based Attacks – The easiest way to get information is to just ask for it.
  • Phishing Based Attacks – How phishing sites have evolved from simple forms to cloned web sites.
  • Physical Based Attacks – Acting like you belong and a little ingenuity can you get you long way to gaining unauthorized access to a facility
  • Technologies Defeated – How attackers are bypassing current technologies

Speaker: Jim Broome, CEO, DirectDefense

Mr. Jim Broome is a seasoned IT/IS veteran with 20+ years of information security experience in both consultative and operational roles. Jim leads DirectDefense, where he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, as well as providing guidance and direction for DirectDefense’s security service offerings.

Cost:  Non-Members:  $10   ;     Members: Use Code

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Jun
27
Tue
Special CISO of the Year Awards Rooftop Mixer @ Raised, an Urban Rooftop Bar
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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This event is open to the board members of our partner organizations as well the CISO community, their direct reports and our sponsors.

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You must be registered to attend this event – click on the link below to register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and nominations for the award are being accepted through the month of July.  Inquiries can be submitted to:

Award Founder:  Wayne Johnson,  Cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Arlan McMillan,  arlanmcmillan@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Katie Hanahan,  khanahan@agari.com

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Program Partner Organizations:  AITP, SIM, ISSA, ISACA and Infragard

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Jun
28
Wed
CIO of the Year Award @ Fairmont Chicago
Jun 28 @ 11:15 am – 1:15 pm

2017 CIO of the Year and the 2017 International Executive of the Year Awards Luncheon

Each year, the Executives’ Club of Chicago presents the International Executive of the Year Award to a leader who has significantly contributed to the global business community.

The Club also announces 3 other Annual Award winners at the Awards Luncheon:

  • CIO of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Corporate Citizen of the Year

Join us on June 28th as The Executives Club of Chicago presents the 2017 Award winners.

Date: June 28, 2017
Time: 11:15 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Location: Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

Speaker: 2017 International Executive of the Year Award Winner – Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mondelez Internation

Tickets:  EC Members $100; Non-Members $150

Tables of 10:  EC Members $1200; Non-Members $1700

Click Here to go to the Executives’ Club web site to Register  or call 312-263-3500 for event and sponsorship information.  (You don’t have to be a member to sign up for the event, but you do need to login – if you don’t have a login, just select “New User”)

 

 

Aug
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2nd 2017 Chicago CISO of the Year Social Mixer @ Gibson's
Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ISSA-Chicago, AITP Chicago, and Infraguard, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) are proud sponsors of the Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award!  This award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders through nominations, judges and support from within the local community.  The award will be presented in October.

 Join us at the second of  three “mixers” scheduled to acclimate everyone to this program and showcase the award to prospective nominees, sponsors, and judges.  These Mixers are only for practitioners, judges and program sponsors.

Register Now!

You must be registered to attend this event – click on the link below to register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and nominations for the award are being accepted through the month of July.  Inquiries can be submitted to:

Award Founder:  Wayne Johnson,  Cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Arlan McMillan,  arlanmcmillan@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Katie Hanahan,  khanahan@agari.com

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Aug
29
Tue
3rd 2017 Chicago CISO of the Year Social Mixer @ Metropolitan Club at Willis Tower - 67th Floor
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

ISSA-Chicago, AITP Chicago, and Infraguard, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) are proud sponsors of the Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award!  This award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders through nominations, judges and support from within the local community.  The award will be presented in October.

 Join us at the third of  three “mixers” scheduled to acclimate everyone to this program and showcase the award to prospective nominees, sponsors, and judges.  These Mixers are only for practitioners, judges and program sponsors.

Register Now!

You must be registered to attend this event – click on the link below to register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and nominations for the award are being accepted through the month of July.  Inquiries can be submitted to:

Award Founder:  Wayne Johnson,  Cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Arlan McMillan,  arlanmcmillan@gmail.com
Award Program Co-Chair:  Katie Hanahan,  khanahan@agari.com

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Oct
10
Tue
2017 Chicago CISO of the Year Awards Presentation & Breakfast @ Metropolitan Club of Chicago - Willis Tower, Oak Room, 67th Floor
Oct 10 @ 7:45 am – 10:30 am

Registration is now open of the CISO of the Year Award Presentation and Breakfast!  The Chicago Chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Information Systems Security Association (ISSA),  and the FBI’s Chicago Infragard Chapter, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), present the 2016 Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award. In it’s fith year, the award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders who hold an increasingly important role in the corporate and social leadership environments for the company they represent.

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The Chicago Chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Information Systems Security Association (ISSA),  and the FBI’s Chicago Infragard Chapter, in conjunction with Society for Information Management (SIM) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA),  present the 2016 Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award!  In it’s fourth year, the award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders who hold an increasingly important role in the corporate and social leadership environments for the company they represent. Designed to recognize the significance of how information security plays into the local and global business community, the nominations, judges and support comes from the Chicagoland CISO community.

The two finalist candidates will be selected by September 8th.  In the final judging round the finalists will be interviewed by two local CEO’s and the winner will be announced and recognized at this, the Awards Ceremony and Breakfast on October 10, 2017 at The Metropolitan Club of Chicago.

You must be registered to attend this event – click on the link above to register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Inquiries can be submitted to Wayne Johnson . 

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