CISO of the Year Award

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

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 2017 Chicago Area CISO of the Year Award!  In it’s fifth 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 15.  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.

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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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.

Todd is a published author of three security books on leadership, contributing author to a dozen others, an award winning and noted international speaker, plus a highly esteemed Information Security professional who demonstrates clear commitment to external thought leadership. In his role, Todd provides vision and thought leadership to global security programs. In addition to these significant contributions, Todd consistently makes time to network with and support his colleagues in the local CISO community.

Todd was selected after careful consideration of eight other eligible CISO nominees. In it’s fourth year, the program and award recognize the achievements of the individual, Industry leadership and contributions recognizing key role that information security now plays in global, regional, and local business.

The winner is determined over a 90-day nomination and cross-industry peer judging process that culminated with the Award Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago, October 11. This year two business leaders well versed on the criticality of effective information protection practices partnered with us to select the winner.  Mr. David Nelms and Mr. H. Stephen Lieber are recognized as the Chief Executive CISO Finalist Evaluators for 2016.

Program Co-Chairs Wayne Johnson and Tina Hauri are once again impressed by this year’s slate of candidates.  “The Chicago business community benefits from the world class, high caliber, dedicated and expert pool of CISO level talent.” said Hauri.

The program has received broad industry support and program sponsorship from Agari, Cisco, Halock, Optiv, Quarles & Brady, Skyhigh, Venefi, CloudPassage, Infoblox, Forsythe, 4Discovery, SecureAuth, ZScaler and PalaceGate. For 2017 Program information, please write to cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com.

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AITP, Chicago Infragard and ISSA Chicago Announce 2015 CISO of the Year

The 2015 winner,  Mr. Kevin Novak, is the CISO and Technology Risk Officer for Northern Trust. Prior to his leadership role at Northern Trust, Kevin managed Information Security, Records Management, and Enterprise Risk programs at Discover Financial Services, was the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Consulting Services for Neohapsis and held a senior consulting role at Ciber Network Services. His strong technical skills coupled with his Audit, Accounting and Tax Accounting background give Kevin a critical eye for the business of IT Security.  Kevin was selected after careful consideration of seven other eligible CISO nominees for the 2015 award.

Kevin was selected after careful consideration of seven other eligible CISO nominees. In its third year, the award recognizes the achievements of the individual, Industry leadership and contributions in recognition of the key role that information security now plays in global, regional, and local business.

The winner is determined over a 90-day nomination and peer judging period that culminated with the Award Breakfast at the Metropolitan Club of Chicago October 20. This year, through Trexin Consulting, two business leaders well versed on the criticality of effective information protection practices partnered with us to select the winner. Mr. Artur Fridberg and Mr. Dan Yunker are recognized as the Chief Executive CISO Finalist Evaluators for 2015.

Wayne Johnson, Co-Chair, ISSA and Tina Hauri, Co-Chair, AITP are once again impressed by this year’s slate of candidates. “The level of leadership evidenced by all of the nominees this year was phenomenal. The Chicago business community continues to benefit from a world-class pool of Information Security Executives,” said Hauri.

The program has received broad industry support and program sponsorship from Agari, CISCO, CSR, IBM, Optive, PulseSecure, Bromium, Intel, Infoblox, PalaceGate Corporation, Securion and Skybox. For 2016 Program information, please write to cisooftheyearchicago@gmail.com.

CISO Award Presentation

Kevin  Novak is presented with the 2015 CISO of the Year Award by Arlan McMillan, last year’s winner

CISO Award Winners

CISO Award Winners:  Arlan McMillan (2014), Kevin Novak (2015) and Jason Witty (2013)

CISO Captain American Award

Arlan present Kevin with the “Captain America” supplement to the CISO of the Year Award

2014 CISO of the Year Award

AITP Chicago and ISSA-Chicago wish to congratulate Arian McMillan, CISO, Deparartment of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago (pictured left above), winner of the 2014 CISO of the Year Award.  The award is being presented by the 2013 CISO of the Year, Jason Witty, SVP & CISO, US BAnk.  All nominations, judging, and elections were done by peers in the information security community, and the award was presented at the Award Program breakfast on October 15th.

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