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These are our trusted partners who help support our program.


The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with global reach dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.  The WiCyS Chicago Affiliate is Chicago CISO of the Year's newest partner, and we look forward to working together to raise awareness, opportunity and inclusion for women in (or aspiring to) the CISO role.

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It is the mission of AITP Chicago to provide superior leadership and education in Information Technology.  AITP is dedicated to using synergy of Information Technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to our members and to working with the industry to assist in overall promotion and direction of Information Technology.

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As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.

InfraGard is a partnership between the FBI and members of the private sector. The InfraGard program provides a vehicle for seamless public-private collaboration with government that expedites the timely exchange of information and promotes mutual learning opportunities relevant to the protection of Critical Infrastructure. 

SIM brings together IT leaders to share, network and give back to their communities through the collaboration of local chapters.   SIM Chicago provides a unique opportunity to interact with thought leaders throughout the technology and business fields. 

 ChicagoFIRST is a nonprofit association that provides critical firms a collaborative forum to address private sector resilience and emergency management planning and response with relevant local, regional, and national public sector agencies. We look forward to collaborating with ChicagoFIRST  in the years to come.


 The mission of the Pan Asian American Business Council (“PAABC”) is to enable and foster the development and growth of Asian American owned businesses

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