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April 2020 ISSA Chicago Chapter Meeting

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s featured speaker is Demetrios Lazarikos, Co-Founder, Blue Lava. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cash bar available. ISSA Chicago Chapter members receive a complimentary drink if they register for the meeting as members.


Topic: It’s 2020 – Get Ready to Elevate Your Career!

In this presentation, three-time CISO, Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), will explore topics that are top of mind for executives, board of directors, and practitioners that have direct involvement in measuring, managing, and communicating modern information security strategies and programs.

Attendees will gain insight into best practices and frameworks that align to business objectives, reporting to the board, and discussing how to GSD (get stuff done)! Laz will cover how to build a strong program foundation and master  best business practices, providing real world examples and templates to automate your workflow and increase your budget – this is a pragmatic discussion that is not to be missed!

Speaker: Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz)

Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), a recognized authority for building Information Security, fraud, and big data solutions, is the Co-Founder of Blue Lava. Laz has 30+ years of experience in building and supporting some of the largest InfoSec programs for Financial Services, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation verticals. His past roles include: CISO for vArmour, CISO at Sears, CISO at Silver Tail Systems (RSA/EMC), VP of Strategic Initiatives at ReddShell Corporation (TrustWave), and a former PCI QSA. Laz is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, holds a Master’s in Computer Information Security from the University of Denver, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has earned several Information Security certifications.


April 2
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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6111 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States


ISSA Chicago Chapter

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