2023 Chicago CISO of the Year Winners
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The current business climate has seen an unprecedented number of cybersecurity related headlines. Hackers to Nation State actors have been shown to be constantly probing Organizations defenses with the intent to break in, disrupt operations, monetize information, and steal intellectual property. Between these threats and the increasing regulatory climate, never has the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) been asked to navigate more difficult terrain.
Originally patterned after the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year Award sponsored by the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP Chicago), SIM-Chicago and the Executive Club of Chicago, this program seeks to recognize outstanding CISOs for the contributions they make to their organizations, the Information Security profession and the local community. The award process is overseen by the Chicago CISO of the Year Program, which is a not-for-profit affiliated with AITP Chicago and managed by local area security leader volunteers.
These are the previous winners of the Award.
2022 Mahmood Khan
SVP & CISO, CNA Insurance
2019 Jill Rhodes
CISO, Option Care
2015 Kevin Novak
CISO and Technology Risk Officer, Northern Trust Bank
2022 Walter Leffman
CISO, Chicago Trading Corporation
2018 Bradley Schaufenbuel
CISO & VP, Paylocity
2014 Arlan McMillan
CISO, Department of Innovation and Technology, City of Chicago
2021 Ricardo Lafosse
CISO, Kraft Heinz
2017 Erik Decker
Chief Security & Privacy Officer, University of Chicago Medicine
2013 Jason Witty
CISO & SVP, US Bank
2020 Paige Adams
Global CISO, Zurich Insurance
2016 Todd Fitzgerald
CISO, Grant Thornton International Ltd.