Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

AITP Chicago and ISSA Chicago Joint Meeting – The Ransomware Epidemic

September 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

AITP Chicago and ISSA Chicago are proud to co-present a Security virtual meeting.

Topic:  The Ransomware Epidemic:  Technical and Risk Transfer Mitigation Strategies

Stephanie and Elizabeth from Aon will share their experiences related to catastrophic ransomware events and provide guidance on security practices that aid in mitigating the threat of ransomware based attacks, while discussing how cyber insurance can be a meaningful part of a cybersecurity strategy.


Stephanie Snyder – SVP & Commercial Strategy Leader – Cyber Solutions at Aon

Stephanie is an insurance broker for current and prospective Errors & Omissions (E&O) and Cyber clients, specializing complex global risks. As Commercial Strategy Leader, she is also responsible for the development of Aon’s Cyber Solutions’ capabilities and go-to-market approach. Stephanie works closely with Cyber Solutions’ leadership to link business strategy, insurance market trends, cyber risk trends and Aon’s products/services into a cohesive message to drive marketing and sales across Aon Commercial Risk Solutions.

Stephanie has experience with E&O and Cyber coverage as both a broker and underwriter. She enjoys engaging with clients and prospects to create innovative solutions to address technology and cyber risk. Her industry focus includes technology companies, manufacturers, retailers, life sciences companies and financial institutions. Stephanie speaks frequently on cyber risk and has moderated and served on numerous conference panels. In addition, Stephanie authors Cyber Solutions’ thought leadership, including Aon’s 2019 & 2020 Cyber Security Risk Reports. Stephanie is routinely quoted in various insurance publications on the topic of cyber risk and insurance.

Stephanie joined Aon in 2015 and spent 3 years as National Sales Leader for Aon’s Professional Risk Solutions (PRS) practice, focusing on E&O and Cyber insurance business development and product innovation. In this role, Stephanie built out the PRS go-to-market strategy and led the design and launch of Aon Cyber Enterprise Solution®. Stephanie has been in her current role since 2018. Prior to Aon, Stephanie spent 8 years with Marsh, specializing in E&O and Cyber. She also led Marsh’s West Zone E&O/Cyber Practice. Prior to her brokerage roles, Stephanie spent 5 years with AIG. Her experience includes establishing and building the Commercial Lines insurance practice at AIG in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Virginia Tech – B.A. International Studies (Business)

2018 Business Insurance Women to Watch Nominee,  2017 Risk & Insurance Power Broker


Elizabeth Martin – Manager Cyber Solutions at Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company

Elizabeth Martin provides over 20 years of experience in the Information Security, Compliance, and Risk Management industry and 25 years in Information Technology. Ms. Martin evaluates challenges associated with protecting an organization’s assets while offering improvements that will support growth, improve operational efficiencies, meet compliance requirements, and mitigate risk. Ms. Martin has extensive experience in the Fortune 500 automotive, retail, financial, healthcare, government, and managed security services verticals.

Expertise Highlights

  • Information Security and Risk Management Assessments, Program Development, and Workshops
  • Information Security and Risk Management Program Development
  • Regulatory Compliance Analysis, Implementation, and Management
  • Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence Evaluations
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Incident Response Management and Plan Development
  • Security Awareness Development and Delivery
  • Security Device, Network Architecture, and Application Secure Review, Design and Implementation
  • Security Operations Center Design, Implementation, and Optimization

Ms. Martin has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology, and has spent a significant portion of her career volunteering with organizations such as BSides Chicago, Cloud Security Alliance, and the American Red Cross.

Ms. Martin has been instrumental in building security programs, conducting physical and social engineering testing, and assessing some of the largest healthcare providers in the nation.

In her capacity at Stroz Friedberg, Ms. Martin proactively helps organizations assess and manage their risk in accordance with their business requirements. She performs holistic Security Risk Assessments for clients that involve evaluating enterprise risks including assessment of security architectures, policies and governance.

About Aon:

Aon’s Cyber Solutions offers holistic cyber risk management, unsurpassed investigative skills, and proprietary technologies to help clients uncover and quantify cyber risks, protect critical assets, and recover from cyber incidents.  Aon is a Global leader in incident response, digital forensics, eDiscovery, investigations, and security advisory.  Aon has been the go-to firm for organizations and their law firms in investigating ninety percent of the highest profile breaches in the last decade.

Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link      You must register by 9/22 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 9/22 to all registrants.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 9/23, check your spam folder.  If it is not there, send an email to paul.dittmann@aitpchicago.com and he will email you the link.


September 24, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:




AITP and ISSA Chicago

Looking for presentations from past meetings? Members can access them HERE on the ISSA.org web site.

Continuing Professional Education Units
ISSA Chicago Chapter meeting attendees are eligible to claim CPE units. CPE allotment is determined by your certification body and is typically one CPE per hour of attendance with reporting in quarter-CPE increments. For auditing purposes, the start and stop times of your participation will be provided as evidence in an email following the meeting. ISSA Chicago suggests attendees round down to the nearest quarter; i.e. 1 hour 54 minutes would be reported as 1.75 CPEs

If an attendee participates for less than 15 minutes, the system will not send a confirmation.

Event Anti-Harassment Policy
The ISSA Chicago Chapter is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organizers/management.

Please follow this link to see the full text of our Anti-Harassment Policy.