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This meetup is for anyone interested in learning about cybersecurity, starting a career in the cybersecurity industry, or just networking with other cybersecurity industry professionals. Whether its a hands-on workshop, a presentation from a keynote speaker, or a panel of industry professionals, this meetup group will continue be your hub for interesting and relevant cybersecurity topics. We look forward to meeting everyone!

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Cybersecurity Lessons From Game of Thrones


March is Women’s History Month! And, professionals in cybersecurity are literally making history as we speak, thanks to its ever changing, ever evolving nature! Join us for this special event. Are you a Game of Thrones fan?! Regardless, come to this riveting presentation about the parallels between cybersecurity and "GoT". “Winter is coming,” was the familiar mantra of House Stark, one of the Great Houses of Westeros in Game of Thrones (GoT)`. These are words of warning and a call to remain vigilant. Engage about what the lessons are that we could take away from Game of Thrones to teach us about modern day Cybersecurity? About Pamela Nigro Pamela Nigro, MBA, CRMA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, is a multifaceted, highly experienced IT Audit and IT Controls leader who brings unique experience with experience with external Big 4 auditing, and cost-effective management of corporate risk and regulatory compliance with the 4th largest health insurance company. Ms. Nigro is a subject matter expert in IT Controls, and is the Senior Director of Information Security focusing on the GRC practice at Heath Care Service Corporation (HCSC). She is responsible for IT risk and compliance testing for the five Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans comprising HCSC (Illinois, Texas, New Mexico Oklahoma, and Montana). Ms. Nigro is also an Adjunct Professor at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL where she teaches courses on Ethics, Risk, IT Governance and Compliance, and Information Security, in the MSIS and MBA programs. Ms. Nigro is the current President of the ISACA Chicago Chapter, and the Chair of the ISACA Chicago Women’s Forum. She is also a Distinguished Toastmaster and a frequent speaker at IT Audit, IT Risk, and Cybersecurity industry conferences, as well as local ISACA and IIA Chapter Meetings. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by TEK Systems! At TEKsystems, we’re obsessed with technology. Its power to change everything. Technology fuels our passion for and commitment to helping organizations do what they set out to. When we engage, we bring fresh ideas that help you galvanize your performance. Refine your strategy. Spark new energy. The future—and how we get there—depends on those who build, connect, create and transform our world. The most successful and innovative businesses are already doing it, and we’re skilled experts at bringing in the team they need to thrive. In partnership with Chicago Cybersecurity Meetup!

The Surprising Secrets of the Best Run Security Departments

Steve Hunt, ISSA Distinguished Fellow & Hall of Fame inductee is a strategic executive advisor to global companies. He will share his multi-year research revealing keys to creating a resilient security operation with high employee retention and executive buy-in. You'll learn how the best organizations measure the maturity of their security operations and how you can do the same in order to show quick improvement to C-level executives. This entertaining presentation will be useful to security professionals, end users, vendors and consultants. About Steve Hunt Steve Hunt is an executive strategist, advisory board member at Evolve Security Academy, and faculty member in Communities of Excellence who is passionate about mentoring the next generation of security leaders. He founded the Chicago Chapter of the ISSA, Served on the ISSA International Board of Directors, was elected Distinguished Fellow, and inducted into the ISSA Hall of Fame. CSO Magazine presented him with the “Industry Visionary” Compass Award. He founded Communities of Excellence in 2016 to promote mentorship and performance excellence frameworks within the security industry. Steve is a popular speaker at business and security conferences around the world. He also appeared as a homeland security analyst on CNBC, Fox News, CNN, and other news programs. His analysis has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, and other global publications and trade magazines. Steve attended Elizabethtown College and was a graduate fellow at University of Chicago. Steve’s diverse background lends a fresh perspective on business and society. Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

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