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ISSA Chicago Chapter Meeting November 2013

ISSA Chicago Chapter

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

ISSA Chicago Chapter Meeting November 2013

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The ISSA Chicago Chapter invites you to join us for our November meeting. This month, we'll hear from former CISO Demetrio Lazarikos (Laz) on the topic of Big Data Strategy for Security Teams. This month's meeting will be held at The Parthenon Restaurant in Greektown.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Complimentary valet parking is available.

Topic: Security Efforts and Big Data.  

This presentation will include discussions around his work at Sears Online demonstrating the value of big data and some lessons learned in building a next generation alerting platform.


Our Speaker: Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz), IT Strategist and Thought Leader


Laz is the former CISO and the visionary behind the Information Security and Compliance team for the Sears Online Business Unit.  In that role, Laz drove efforts in integrating emerging technologies in order to combat cyber criminal activities and protecting the international business unit.


Prior to joining the Online retailer, Laz has worked with several early stage software and consulting organizations as well as Fortune 500 companies building IT security, IT risk and compliance programs. 


Laz is the inventor of several patents for controlling personally identifiable information, Information Security, and quantifying security risks. His involvement with security initiatives includes contributions for standards, policies, and frameworks regarding Information Security methodologies, Web application security, and IT risk.


While enlisted in United States Air Force (USAF), Laz was decorated twice, including two USAF Achievement Awards for using his expertise in the area of computer security, operational efficiencies, computer programming, information technology, and for demonstrating outstanding efforts and leadership qualities at two highly visible USAF bases.


He holds a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University, a Master’s in Computer Information Security (MCIS) from the University of Denver, a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University, and has earned several security and compliance certifications.
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When & Where

The Parthenon Restaurant
314 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)

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ISSA Chicago Chapter

The Chicago Chapter of the ISSA has a mission to offer a stimulating combination of discussion forums, hands-on learning, CISSP certification training, conferences, and other events which are designed to enhance understanding and awareness of information security issues for information security professionals. Monthly meetings, quarterly special events, the ISSA Journal, and subsidies for security training are highlights of Chapter membership. The Chicago Chapter serves members in the greater Chicago area.

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.


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