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2024 CISO of the Year Award Breakfast

  • Tue, October 15, 2024
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Metropolitan Club of Chicago, 67th Floor, Oak Room, 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

The CISO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFirst, InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA, PAABC, WiSyS and SIM are excited to welcome you to our 2024 CISO of the Year Award Breakfast!

The purpose of the CISO of the Year program is to recognize the top CISOs in the greater Chicago area and provide a higher level of awareness and recognition to the CISO (or equivalent in authority) position.

Join us for the culmination of the 2024 Awards Program on October 15thThe events are Private,  intended to support CISO’s and their direct reports, 2024 CISO Nominees, the Program Judges, our CISO Program Sponsors and delegates from esteemed industry partners-AITP, Chicago FIRST, Infragard, ISSA, ISACA, PAABC, WiSys and SIM.   (limit of up to 3 Board Members from each Industry Partner per event).  

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This is a great opportunity to to recognize the exceptional talent we have in the Chicago Region, to network with security professionals and to meet the candidates and judges for the 2024 CISO of the Yea Program - and to congratulate the 2024 CISO of the Year Winners!  Great Food and Drink Too!

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Prior CISO of the Year Award Winners:

2023 - ENTERPRISE, Darin Hurd, CISO, Guaranteed Rate
2023 - MID-CAP, Neil Witek, CISO, Oak Street Health

2022 - ENTERPRISE, Mahmood Khan, SVP & CISO, CNA Insurance
2022 - MID-CAP, Walter Lefmann, Director of Security, Chicago Trading Corporation

2021 - CISO of the Year, Ricardo LaFosse, CISO, The Kraft Heinz Company

2020 - CISO of the Year, Paige Adams, Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

2019 - CISO of the Year, Jill Rhodes, CISO, Option Care Health

2018 - CISO of the Year, Bradley Schaufenbuel, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Paylocity

2017 - CISO of the Year, Erik Decker, Chief Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine

2016 - CISO of the Year, Todd Fitzgerald, CISO, Grant Thornton International Ltd

2015 - CISO of the Year, Kevin Novak, CISO and Technology Risk Officer for Northern Trust Bank

2014 - CISO of the Year, Arian McMillan, CISO, Deparartment of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago

2013 - CISO of the Year, Jason Witty, SVP & CISO, US Bank.

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