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3rd 2023 CISO of the Year Event - In Person - Meet the Candidates

  • Tue, July 25, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Smith & Wollensky's Steakhouse, 318 N. State St., Chicago, IL

The CISO of the Year Committee and the Chicago Chapters of AITP, ChicagoFirst, InfraGard, ISSA, ISACA and SIM are excited to welcome you back to our third In-Person Mixer of 2023.

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 3rd of four events leading up to the Awards Breakfast of October 10th.  The events are Private,  intended to support CISO’s and their direct reports, 2023 CISO Nominees, the Program Judges, our CISO Program Sponsors and delegates from esteemed industry partners-AITP, Infragard, ISACA, ISSA, SIM and ChicagoFIRST.   (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 2023 CISO of the Yea Program.  Great Food and Drink Too!

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Prior CISO of the Year Award Winners:

2022 - CISO of the Year, ENTERPRISE, Mahmood Khan, CISO, SVP& CISO, CNA

2022 - CISO of the Year MID-CAP, Walter Leffman, CISO, Chicago Trading Corporation

2021 - CISO of the Year, Ricardo LaFosse, CISO, 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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