9 May 2018 PMI Chicagoland Chapter Dinner Meeting

May 09, 2018
5:30 PM CDT - 8:30 PM CDT
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Westin Itasca
400 Park Blvd
Itasca, IL 60143
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                           Brian Nigl

Brian Nigl is CEO of Convergency LLC. Convergency’s mission is to build a better world by improving the state of security, fostering collaboration and augmenting human intelligence. Convergency focuses on serving the needs of Fortune 500 life sciences, healthcare and financial services organizations. Brian leads the Information Security Management practice at Convergency and consults business leaders and software executives in the Americas, Europe and Asia to align Information Security Management standards and practices with complex regulatory requirements including GDPR, HIPAA, SOX, JSOX and NYSDFS. Brian writes regularly for Information Security publications and conducts seminars in the US and the UK to share his passion for improving security controls.

Title of Presentation:
Information Risk Management and its impact on Project Managers

Technical, Strategic and Leadership

Information Security Management is not an IT-only issue. It is quickly becoming a problem for Project Managers. 72% of all public-facing websites are in a compromised state. 63% of all U.S. executives expect their organization will face a significant data breach over the next 5 years. Forrester predicts that in 2018, at least one Fortune 500 CEO will lose their job due to failure to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law which will take effect globally on May 25, 2018. The need to solve this problem is requiring a multi-pronged effort that implements best practices in every add or change to a system. Project managers will be accountable for aligning teams and their tasks to “good” security standards.
The problem is exacerbated by the move to the cloud. As organizations look to cut costs, shadow IT arises and with it, a lack of control over the vendors managing an organization’s data. Over the past few years, it was commonplace to take a vendor at their word for establishing “good” security. But, what many have learned is that even the mid-sized to large-sized vendors have done very little to align with a common security framework. Global advisory firms are calling for executive leaders to establish an Information Security Risk Management practice that integrates into an existing or new Third-Party Life Management program. Components of this practice become deliverables in a project.
Market leaders are setting the pace by ensuring they have a well-defined set of standards and controls. Others are employing their “check the box” mantra to show a semblance of alignment to the privacy and security concerns voiced by their clients and consumers.
We are going to take a journey through the Information Security challenges facing Project Managers and learn how to survive in the new world of Information Security Management.

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Registration Ends Sunday, May 6 @ 10:00 pm CDT

Registration Fees

$40.00 Member Ticket

$55.00 Non-PMI Chicagoland Chapter Member