ISACA Chicago Chapter Monthly Meeting | June In-Person & Networking Event @ Eurostars Hotel

When:  Jun 20, 2024 from 15:00 to 19:00 (CT)
Associated with  Chicago Chapter
Join us for the ISACA Chicago Chapter In-Person Meeting & Networking Event - June 2024
Registration Opens @ 2:30 PM on the 5th Floor!
Topic: Third-Party Risk Management
[First Session @3:00 PM]
Session Overview: more info will be provided soon.
Our first guest speaker at this session is, Mary Krzoska, CISA.
Mary is a Market Advisor at AuditBoard, supporting organizations both large and small in transforming their security programs, compliance, and risk management through best-in-class technology solutions. Mary has over 10 years of global experience in audit, risk, and compliance. Beginning her career at EY, Mary supported Fortune 500 companies as part of their external audits and focused on organizations’ information technology general controls. Mary transitioned to a risk and compliance focus with A-LIGN, where she helped build the risk management practice and grow the SOC practice.
Co-presenting at this session is our second guest speaker, Madison Dreshner.
Madison is a Manager of Compliance Solutions at AuditBoard. Madison joined AuditBoard from PwC, where she specialized in external reporting for a wide array of clients, including SOC 1 and 2 reporting, as well as SOX compliance. Madison brings her experience to the CrossComply team where she works with organizations across industries on their information security programs.
[Second Session @4:00 PM]
Session Overview: Panel Discussion
ISACA Chicago Chapter Vice President Iskandar "Alex" Islamov will moderate the TPRM panel discussion.
We are pleased to introduce our first panelist, Nick Stallone.
Nick is Managing Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and GRC within MorganFranklin's cybersecurity practice. With 15+ years of corporate sector experience, Nick has played key roles in driving security programs to meet regulatory compliance standards at Fortune 500 financial services firms.
Our second panelist is, Ben Moreland.
Ben is the Risk Practice Director at GuidePoint Security. He began his career in the cyber security industry 2002 as an Information Dominance Warfare Officer in the United States Navy, serving in both active duty and reserve status. His past military experiences include work in information assurance, computer network vulnerability assessments, incident response, and supporting sensitive DoD and joint intelligence operations overseas.
Our third panelist Rob Ellis, is the CEO of RiskOptics
Rob has a decade of experience in the GRC industry and over 15 years of experience leading sales, business development, and marketing at SaaS companies. One of RiskOptics’ first employees, Rob was instrumental in scaling the business from zero – signing up RiskOptics’ first 40 clients and building the sales and marketing organizations. A startup veteran, Rob has founded companies and worked in venture-backed startups in various roles.
Our fourth panelist, Mike Spess, MBA, CISSP, is the National Partner Manager of BitSights.
Mike brings a decade-plus of Cybersecurity business development and alliances experiences to help organizations better manage and mitigate cyber risk across their environments.
[Third Session @5:00 - 7:00 PM]
Rooftop Networking Event @ Twenty-Six!
  • ISACA Members: $15
  • Non-Members: $20
CPE: 2 CPE credits will be earned by participating in this in-person event.
Location: 660 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654. The meeting room is on the 5th floor.
Parking: Valet is $20 for up to 3 hours and $25 for 3+ hours
Duration: 240 minutes
Time: June 20, 2024, 3 PM - 7 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Note: ISACA Members are requested to register with the same email ID as that in your ISACA profile for direct CPE uploads.
Click on the Register Now button below to register for this in-person event.
Mary Krzoska
Market Advisor | AuditBoard
Madison Dreshner, CISA
Manager of Compliance Solutions | AuditBoard
Nick Stallone
Managing Director, Cybersecurity Strategy & GRC | MorganFranklin
Ben Moreland, CISM, CISSP
Risk Practice Director | GuidePoint Security
Rob Ellis
CEO | RiskOptics
Mike Spess, MBA, CISSP
National Partner Manager | BitSight 


Eurostars Hotel - 5th floor
660 N State St,
Chicago, IL 660 N State St, Chic