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3/4/2014 8:00 AM
3/4/2014 12:00 PM
Fortune Brands Home & Security | Illinois
Cybersecurity – protecting your assets and IP, globally

Please join us the morning of March 4th at the Fortune Brands, Home & Security offices in Deerfield for a presentation and panel discussion on Cybersecurity.   Lunch and networking will follow. the session

​You cannot pick up a paper these days without seeing some mention of “hacking”, “intrusion” or “theft of personal financial information”.   Audit Committees are asking tough questions about how well protected the interests of the company really are and how to best assess these risks, both locally and in high risk international markets. 

In this event, we will take on these topics from both an industry perspective, with Pooja Walia of Baxter International, and from an advisory point of view with our guest speakers from PwC, Nick Reva and Dan Fitzgerald.

Details and logistics at the bottom of the page or MW Metro IIA Cybersecurity event March 4 at FBHS.pdfMW Metro IIA Cybersecurity event March 4 at FBHS.pdf

Our Speakers


Pooja Walia, Director of IT & Integrated Audit – Baxter International

Ms.Walia has over 15 years of Audit experience in both Public Accounting and Industry.  She has been with Baxter for 18 months and in that time has spent time traveling globally to drive the execution of audit activities that include cybersecurity and data protection.

She will lead a presentation at this event titled: “Data Protection in High Risk Markets”

We will be discussing why these types of audits are growing and becoming more prevalent to conduct especially for global companies. We will outline our approach to these audits and provide tips to conduct these audits in a short period of time.


Dan Fitzgerald, Director, IT Risk & Security Assurance - PwC

Mr. Fitzgerald has more than 12 years of experience in information security and IT governance, risk and compliance. He has developed strategic security and compliance approaches and led delivery of large security programs for numerous multinational businesses.  He is a former Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and has helped a variety of Fortune 500 businesses achieve PCI DSS compliance. Mr. Fitzgerald also has experience with control frameworks including COBIT, ISO 27002, PCI DSS, FISAP/BITS and FISMA.​


Nick Reva, Manager, IT Risk & Security Assurance - PwC

Mr. Reva has more than 8 years of experience in Cloud, Network and Information Security.  As a lead Security Engineer, he developed Information Security technology to defend platforms and endpoints against cyber threats at one of the world’s largest food manufacturers.  He has experience in a number of industry verticals including consumer products and healthcare.​ 


Details for Tuesday, March 4th

 pdf file

Time:   8:00 Registration begins / Event runs from 8:30 to 12:00 with lunch immediately following


Location:         Fortune Brands Home & Security

                        Corporate 500 Business Center

520 Lake Cook Road

Deerfield, Illinois 60015

 Detailed directions below


CPE:    Attendees are eligible for 3 hours

Cost:    $80

Registration: Registration and information click here:

**Registration will close on February 28th or when the capacity of 50 attendees is reached**


From I294 northbound,

Take the exit to Lake Cook Rd, and turn right (east) and drive about 2 miles and turn left on Corporate Dr., which is immediately after the railroad overpass.


From Chicago via I94/Route 41

Merge into route 41 and take the exit to Lake Cook Rd, turn left (west) on Lake Cook.  Drive about 3 miles, then turn right on to Corporate Dr. (before the railroad overpass).


Please use any of the visitor parking lots located in front of the building or regular parking on the south or north side of the building and enter through the side entrances.  Walk down the hallway, past the elevators; the auditorium is located next to the Starlite cafe.  Signs will be posted in the main atrium.​