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AITP Chicago Security SIG and ISSA Chicago Virtual Meeting – Beyond SolarWinds

June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location – Virtual Zoom Meeting

You’re Invited to an informational Virtual Meeting.   (See Registration link below)

Topic: Beyond SolarWinds and the Pandemic – Can We Control Cybersecurity and Systemic Risk?

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity & Ambiguity (VUCA) is the new reality for businesses and governments everywhere. Crisis and risk management is a key responsibility of the C-Suite, Boardroom and government leaders. Supply chain exploitations like the SolarWinds compromise should not be a surprise. By now, hacking has become so routine it is hardly remarkable. The pandemic and other world factors have shown the fragility of our businesses, economic systems and governments.

In this session learn key principles to address these issues including (a) reducing fragility in architecture designs through increased diversity; (b) the necessity to assume permeability and layered security; and (c) acknowledge where current practices produce a fallacy of trust in platforms and services. Mitigating individual risks and plugging vulnerabilities as identified is not a winning strategy against sophisticated organized cyber aggressors, nation-state actors, and unanticipated world events.

Please join us for this highly informative session as Laszlo shares and navigates for us the continually evolving and unsecure landscape of the future.

Speaker:  Laszlo Gonc, CISSP, QTE

Founder, CEO, Next Era Transformation Goup, LLC

Founding Member, Senior Fellow, DivIHN Center for Excellence for Digital, Security and Risk

Digital Directors Network, Qualified Technology Expert (QTE)

Laszlo Gonc is Founder and CEO of Next Era Transformation Group. Laszlo has more than thirty years’ experience as a recognized senior leader providing thought leadership in cybersecurity, IT risk management, and information technology systems. His experience spans across multiple industries, including, healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain, legal, insurance, marketing, banking and advertising. He is responsible for advising and helping organizations – corporate, government, and nonprofits alike – secure their businesses and supply chains, mitigate IT risk, and implement technology strategies driving both performance and business value.

He is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, co-founding the SIM National Digital Risk SIG. He serves as Advisory Board Member for the national Cybersecurity Collaborative, the Illinois Institute of Technology’s C2SAFE Program, and is Founder and Senior Fellow for DivIHN’s Center of Excellence for Digital, Security and Risk. He is Chair Emeritus of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Chicagoland Executive Council, served as Executive Vice President for the Chicago chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), and is a Board Member for the Society for Information Management (SIM) Chicago and ISACA Chicago Chapter (ISACA). He is also a member of Chicago FBI Infragard, and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).

Click Here to Register to Receive a Meeting Link    You must register by 6/15 to attend!  The meeting link will be sent out the evening of 6/13 to all registrants, with a reminder sent the day of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of 6/14, check your spam folder.  If it is not there, send an email to paul.dittmann@aitpchicago.com and he will email you the link.

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June 15
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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