AITP and ISSA Chicago Announce 2013 CISO of the Year
Monday, November 4, 2013
Posted by: Gary Czubak - AITP Chicago President
AITP Chicago and ISSA-Chicago wish to
congratulate Jason Witty, CISO of US Bancorp, (pictured center above), winner of the inaugural 2013 CISO of the Year
Award. All nominations, judging, and elections were done by peers in
the information security community, and the award was presented at the Award
Program breakfast on October 17th.
Chicago chapters of the Association of Information Technology Professionals
(AITP) and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) are proud to
announce the winner of the 2013 Chicago Chief Information Security Officer
(CISO) of the Year Award. This year's inaugural winner is Jason Witty,
Senior Vice-President and CISO at U.S. Bancorp. Witty was selected after
careful consideration of over ten other nominees for the 2013 award.
twenty-one years of information technology experience, twenty of these focused
on information risk management, Witty scored highly in the areas of
business-centric information security enablement, creating business value
through information security solution development and engineering, leadership,
talent development and intelligence-driven information security program
management. He also scored highly in community outreach and leadership given
the significant roles he has played with ChicagoFIRST, Cloud Security Alliance,
Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS/ISAC), Open Web
Application Security Project (OWASP), and the RSA Conference.
place over a 90-day period and culminating with an Award Breakfast at the
Metropolitan Club of Chicago in October, the program consists of a nomination
phase, a qualifying and detailed application process, formal and informal
interviews with nominees, and a peer panel of judges who score each candidate.
The award is designed to recognize the achievements of the individuals as
leaders as well as the significant role that information security now plays in
the global, regional, and local business. The program received broad industry
support and sponsorship from IBM, Trusteer, Sourcefire, PalaceGate Corp.,
McAfee, Infoblox, Risk I/O, and Aruba Networks.
runner-up for this award is Arlan McMillan, the first CISO for the City of
Chicago. Scoring a close second, in addition to strong corporate and
community leadership, Arlan scored highly for securely enabling innovative
cloud-based services that provide greater agility at lower cost of ownership
for the City.
Wayne Johnson, Co-Chair of ISSA-Chicago and Tina Hauri, Co-Chair
AITP-Chicago were very impressed by this year's slate of candidates.
"The level of leadership evidenced by all of the nominees this year
was phenomenal. Chicago is very lucky to have such diverse and highly
regarded CISO leaders.” said Hauri.