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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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Data and Analytics SIG Meeting at TTX - April 26, 2016

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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AITP’s 2017 CIO of the Year Announced

Congratulations to Glenn Schneider, CIO of Discover Financial, the 2017 CIO of the Year Award Winner!
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AITP Chicago, SIM Chicago and The Executives’ Club of Chicago wish to congratulate Glenn Schneider, Chief Information Officer of Discover Financial who was chosen as the 2017 CIO of the Year! Nominations were made by CxOs and senior business & IT executives, and 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 June 28th.

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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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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See Full Press Release Here

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Sep
28
Thu
2nd Annual TechHub Conference in Appleton, WI @ Appleton Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center
Sep 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Join us for a full day event – Security Panel Breakfast, Keynote Lunch with Scott Klososky, and 15+ additional sessions.  Great speakers and a great location in Appleton, Wisconsin for a September event.

Click here for full conference information and registration.

  • Venue: Radisson Paper Valley Hotel & Conference Center, 333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911 (920) 733-8000
  • Limited rooms available on the 27th and none on 28th because the Packers play the Bears at home that night.
  • Reservation code TECHUB
  • Rates: $99/single, $109/double
  • Reservation deadline: Wednesday August 30th
  • Additional Lodging: Best Western-Appleton, 3033 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914, (920) 731-4141
    •  Availabilty for Sept 27th, no vacancy Sept 28th
    • When calling mention NEW AITP for room block rate
    • Rate: $90/night
    • Reservation deadline: Sunday August 27th
  • Registration:
    • CompTIA AITP members receive add’l $25 off with promo code: AITPTH17
    • General Public price: $75
  • AITP Region 5 Meeting will be held during the conference

 

 

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

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s meeting will feature a panel discussion on “How to Attract and Retain Security Talent” by some of Chicago’s best Senior Leaders.  Complimentary valet parking is available. 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.

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Topic: How to Attract and Retain Security Talent –  Panel Discussion by some of Chicago’s best Senior Leaders

Moderator: Dimitra Kane, Enterprise Architecture Sr. Manager at Discover Financial Services

Panel Participants:

  • Bruce Doffing, Senior VP Global Information Security Bank of America
  • Paul Groisman, Director of Information Security, Dover Corporation
  • Larry Lidz, CISO, CNA
  • Walter Lefmann, Director, Security Officer, Chicago Trading Company
  • Yabing Wang, Chief Security Architect, Allstate

 

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.

This event fills up quickly, so be sure to register today!
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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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Oct
18
Wed
Cyber Security Chicago @ McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day

SECURE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE MUST-ATTEND CYBER SECURITY EVENT OF THE YEAR
In the new world of organized cybercrime, it’s not a question of whether your systems will be breached – but when. With a stellar cast of speakers, live hacks, 40+ exhibitors and 100+ seminars, Cyber Security Chicago 2017 is the must-attend security event for invaluable security insight.Protect yourself and your organization from cyber criminals. Don’t leave it too late to secure your place.

WHERE: CYBER SECURITY CHICAGO, McCORMICK PLACE, CHICAGO
WHEN: 18-19 OCTOBER 2017
COST:  FROM JUST $49 –  EARLY BIRD ENDS WEDNESDAY – BOOK NOW 

In the new world of organized cybercrime, it’s not a question of whether your systems will be breached – but when. With a stellar cast of speakers, live hacks, 40+ exhibitors and 100+ seminars, Cyber Security Chicago 2017 is the must-attend security event for invaluable security insight.Protect yourself and your organization from cyber criminals. Don’t leave it too late to secure your place.
Oct
25
Wed
Save the Dates: IIA & ISACA’s 4th Annual IT Hacking Conference @ Summit West (inside the Ogilvie Train Station)
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day

On behalf of the Chicago Chapter of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Chicago Chapter of ISACA, we invite you to “Save The Date” for our upcoming 4th Annual IT Hacking Conference:

Title:       Guardians of the Enterprise (Vol 4)

Dates:      Wednesday October 25th and Thursday October 26th

Location: Summit West, 500 W Madison St (inside the Ogilvie Train Station)

CPEs:      16

Registration Information will be available soon!

Last year’s event was a huge success with 200+ professionals in attendance both days and the highest feedback ratings of any chapter event offered!  With your attendance, we are hoping to build upon the success of last year’s event with a goal of 250 people in attendance each day!

To improve the CPE for all attendees this year we will be implementing a technical and non-technical tracks for the presentations and will allow attendees to register for the topics that are most applicable to their needs.  Over 400 cyber security experts and firms from around the world have been contacted to elicit their interest in presenting at this event.  Last year we had over 60 submissions for only 14 speaking slots.  Our goal is present a two day event that contains the most real world hands-on application of Information Security and Hacking knowledge and skills that can be applied to the Internal Audit/IT Audit/Info Sec world.

To get an idea of topics presented and caliber of speaker we engaged over the past two years, please click the following link for reference: https://chapters.theiia.org/chicago/Events/Presentations%20from%203rd%20Annual%20IIAISACA%202%20Day%20Hacki/Forms/AllItems.aspx

Past topics have included Zero Day Research, Explaining Cybersecurity to the Board, Tales for the FBI, Cybersecurity Auditing Toolkit, any many more.

Be on the lookout for a registration invite later in August with specific details about the event (speakers, topics, costs, etc.).

Until that time, enjoy the rest of your summer.

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to the event organizers:

Jason Torres – Rush University Medical Center (Jason_Torres@rush.edu)

Corbin Del Carlo – Discover (corbindelcarlo@discover.com)

Nov
2
Thu
AITP Chicago Chapter Meeting & CISO Presentation on Cybersecurity @ Robert Morse University
Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Topic:  Cybersecurity Leadership in 2020: Are you ready?

Cybersecurity is now a household word, as only those still living in caves have not had to replace a credit card due to a data breach. Information security is a real profession now, with college programs offering bachelor and master’s degrees in cybersecurity. Knowledgeable organizations see the security threat as a top 5 risk. The presenter has held senior security leadership roles in 7 large organizations over the past 20 years, and has authored 3 security leadership books on this journey – so what can we learn from the past? This presentation separates hype from reality as we look back and examine history to determine what we need to do to be successful in the future.

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Speaker:  Todd Fitzgerald
SVP, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Information Security and Technology Risk, Northern Trust

Todd has led multiple Fortune 500/large company information security programs, was named 2016 Chicago CISO of the Year by AITP, ISSA, ISACA, Infragard and SIM, was ranked as a Top 50 Information Security Executive and has authored 3 books:

Information Security Governance Simplified: From the Boardroom to the Keyboard

 CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success (ISC2)

 E-C Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer Body of Knowledge.

Prior senior leadership includes Grant Thornton International, Ltd, ManpowerGroup, WellPoint (now Anthem) Blue Cross Blue Shield-National Government Services, Zeneca/Syngenta, IMS Health, and American Airlines. Todd earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Master Business Administration with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.