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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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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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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
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 (AITP, SIM, ISSA, ISACA and InfraGard) 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”)

 

 

Jul
13
Thu
ISSA Chicago July Chapter Meeting @ Carlucci's
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s featured speaker will be  Richard Thieme. 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.

Note: There will be a Mind Games book drawing and signing by Richard Thieme!!!

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Topic: Staring into the Abyss

The Dark Side of Security and Professional Intelligence Nothing is harder to see than things we believe so deeply we don’t even see them. This is certainly true in the “security space,” in which our narratives are self-referential, bounded by mutual self-interest, and characterized by a heavy dose of group-think. We become assimilated by the conversation and cease to see the bigger picture. An analysis of deeper political and economic structures reveals that narrative and therefore our core beliefs in a new context which illuminates mixed motivations, some of the reasons we chose to do this  work, and the interpenetration of overworlds and underworlds in our global society and profession. This analysis will make you hesitate before uncritically using the buzzwords and jargon of the profession – words like “security,” “defense,” and “cyberwar,” and thinking in a binary fashion of good guys and bad. By the end of this presentation, simplistic distinctions between foreign and domestic, natural and artificial, and us and them will have gone liquid while the complexities of information security will remain … and continue to challenge us personally and professionally.

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Speaker: Richard Thieme

Richard Thieme (www.thiemeworks.com) is an author and professional speaker who addresses the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change.  He has published hundreds of articles, dozens of short stories, five books with more coming, and has delivered hundreds of speeches. A novel, FOAM, was published in September 2015 and “A Richard Thieme Reader,” collecting fiction and non-fiction, was published on Amazon Kindle in 2016. His pre-blog column, “Islands in the Clickstream,” was distributed to thousands of subscribers in sixty countries before collection as a book in 2004. When a friend at the NSA told him, “The only way you can tell the truth [that we discuss} is through fiction,” he returned to writing short stories (35 published to date), one result of which is “Mind Games,” a collection of nineteen stories about anomalies, infosec, professional intelligence and edgy realities. More edgy realities are illuminated in the recently published and critically extolled “UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry” to which he contributed, a 5-year research project using material from inside the military and intelligence communities to document government responses  to the phenomena from WW2 to the present. It is in the collections of 65 university libraries.  Many speeches address creativity, shifts in identities, and technology-related security and intelligence issues. He and Dan Geer, CISO of CIA’s In-Q-Tel, did a “fireside chat” as a keynote for Source Boston and Richard keynoted SOURCE Boston and SOURCE Seattle in 2016 and will keynote SOURCE Dublin in 2017. He keynoted the first two Black Hats and spoke in 2016 at Def Con for the 21st year. He has keynoted conferences in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne, Wellington and Auckland, Dublin and London, Berlin and Heidelberg, the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Hague), Ghent Belgium, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Johannesburg SA, Lodz and Krakow Poland, and Eilat Israel. Clients range from GE, Microsoft and Medtronic to the National Security Agency, the Pentagon, FBI, US Dept of the Treasury. Los Alamos National Lab, and the US Secret Service.

Aug
1
Tue
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.

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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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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
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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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