Annual General Meeting
Thursday, December 1st
- 3PM- 4PM - 2022 In Review- ISACA Chicago Chapter accomplishments
- 4PM- 5PM - Topic: Leadership Matters: Board Oversight of Cyber Risks in an Ever-Changing Landscape
Speaker: Pamela (Pam) Nigro, CRMA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CDPSE
Enterprises must worry about cyber risks – including ransomware attacks, malware intrusions, software and supply chain problems – as well as concerns brought by rapidly evolving technologies. Pam will discuss cyber implications for adopting tech like the Internet of Things, cloud and artificial intelligence, as well as possible difficulties ahead with quantum computing and the future of cyber risk. Learn the steps you can take to ensure your enterprise is prepared. Learn the questions that a boards should be asking to ensure proper oversight and governance to manage current cyber risk and challenges ahead.
Pamela (Pam) Nigro, CRMA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CDPSE
Ms. Nigro currently serves as the Chair on the Board of Directors for ISACA International. Ms. Nigro has served on the ISACA International Board since 2019. A multi-award-winning leader, Ms Nigro also held various board positions at the local Chicago Chapter, including Chapter President, and is the Chair of the ISACA Chicago Women’s Forum (SheLeadsTech). She is a frequent trainer for the Chicago Chapter and ISACA International.
Presently, Ms. Nigro is Vice President of Security and Security Officer at Medecision where she is
responsible for all cyber security efforts that secure and protect the systems and data important to
Medecision. Her focus is on cyber risk mitigation and cyber resiliency, which enables Medecision to deliver on its mission of powering smarter digital solutions that help our customers deliver better care.
Previously, she was the Vice President Information Technology and Security Officer, where she set the strategic direction and oversaw the execution of policies and programs for Home Access Health Corporation (HAHC) supporting the delivery of technology-driven business solutions. She took HAHC through a digital transformation and transformed its security posture to achieve HITRUST compliance in eighteen (18) months. This incorporated a digital transformation, enterprise data management, cybersecurity, cloud, and vendor management.
Ms. Nigro is the former Senior Director of Information Security focusing on the GRC practice at Heath Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the 4th largest health insurance company, where she was responsible for Information Technology/Information Security risk and compliance testing. Successively, she inaugurated automated IT and cybersecurity controls/testing/analytics program for Agile/DevSecOps, and designed compliance checks in a digital chain of custody and securing the software supply chain for transparency of code movement through the release pipeline to enable compliant release velocity for the five Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Illinois, Texas, New Mexico Oklahoma, and Montana comprising HCSC.
Prior to HCSC, Ms. Nigro joined the Digital Assurance and Transparency in the Trust Solutions (formerly the Systems and Process Assurance (SPA)) practice at PwC where she served both audit and non-audit clients. She is recognized subject matter expert in HIPAA, HITRUST, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOx (NAIC-MAR), and IT/cybersecurity controls and risk assessments.
Ms. Nigro is also an Adjunct Professor at Lewis University, Romeoville, IL, where she teaches graduate-level courses on Health Information Security, Healthcare Data Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality, Healthcare Informatics, Ethics, Risk, IT Governance and Compliance, and Management of Information Systems in the MSIS and MBA programs.
Ms. Nigro received her MBA from Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, Illinois. She has over 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry where she holds numerous IT and security certifications.
Ms. Nigro contributes to industry certification review manuals and training materials such as CGEIT, CISA, CSX, and many others. She also regularly contributes to industry journals and articles including ISACA and TechTarget.
Ms. Nigro is has achieved her “Distinguished Toastmaster” award and has held numerous leadership positions at Toastmasters. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as: North America and Euro CACS, CSX Conference, ISACA/IIA Governance, Risk and Control (GRC) Conference, IIA All-Stars Conference, GRC Summit, North America ISRM, COBIT 5 Conference, and local ISACA and IIA Chapter Meetings.