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  • 17 Aug 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
  • American Osteopathic Association office conference room 142 E. Ontario Chicago, IL 60611

Credentialing Security Challenges: 
Protecting Your Exam 
from Creation to Scoring

CNG Chicago Meeting
Association Forum’s Certification of Professionals SIG Meeting
ICE – Institute for Credentialing Excellence Meeting

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
American Osteopathic Association Office Conference Room
Chicago, IL
9:00 am – noon

Have you audited your program and identified weaknesses where attacks or breaches pose a threat?

Does your security program involve exam development or administration only, or does it address everything from creating the exam to scoring and reporting? Does it need to?

Do you have a security plan in place and have you had to implement it?

Join the Chicago CNG on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to discuss these issues and more! Exam security issues are a concern for most credentialing professionals.  But how do you maintain a reasonable level of security amidst increasing cyber-attacks, changing copyright protections and other threats? This panel of industry experts will share their experiences and best practices for preventing security breaches and mitigating their consequences, beginning with exam design and maintaining effective policies and procedures.      

Join us for an interactive panel presentation and discussion. Be prepared to share your security concerns and experiences with breaches. Learn how to strengthen your program and identify potential legal rights and issues pertaining to your program.

Panelists will include:                         

  • Kimberly Pendo, a founding member and COO with Chicago Law Partners (CLP). CLP specializes in association law and credentialing legal services.
  • Roger (Roddy) Meade, part of Prometric’s Global Security Operations Team since its creation in 2002.  He manages a global team of security investigators and analysts to prevent, detect, and respond to global security issues and trends impacting their clients.
  • Joe Brutsche, Director of Security Services with Pearson Vue.

Kimberly A. Pendo

Kimberly A. Pendo is a founding Member of Chicago Law Partners, LLC. Kimberly practices not-for-profit and corporate law and serves as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

Kimberly counsels trade and professional associations and related not-for-profit organizations, providing advice on all aspects of their corporate governance and operations, including intellectual property, contract, tax, electronic communication, general liability, antitrust, chapter and affiliate relations, certification and credentialing, and related matters.

Kimberly is a frequent speaker on association-related topics and a regular contributor to association magazines and newsletters. Kimberly is a past chair of the Chicago Bar Association Trade & Professional Associations Law Committee. She is a member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland and has served as the Chair of the Forum’s Political Action and Public Policy Committees, as a PAC Trustee, and as a member of the editorial committee of its monthly publication FORUM. She is also a member of the American Society of Association Executives, where she serves on the Legal Section Council and as Chair of the Chicago Legal Symposium.

In 2014, Kimberly was awarded the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award by the Association Forum of Chicagoland in recognition of her outstanding, long-term volunteer service. The Cook County Bar Association presented Kimberly with its President Award in 2006 in recognition of her outstanding service to the association.

As part of her work within the association community, Kimberly played a key role in authoring a series of recent amendments that updated and modernized the Illinois Not For Profit Corporation Act on behalf of the Association Forum of Chicagoland.

Kimberly earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998. In 1995, she graduated summa cum laude, with distinction and honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and was named to the University’s Bronze Tablet. She was also a James Scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies.

Kimberly was admitted to the Illinois bar in 1998. She has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell®.

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Roddy Meade

Roddy Meade has managed Prometric’s Global Security Operations Team since team’s creation in 2002.  He manages a global team of security investigators and analysts to prevent, detect, and respond to global security issues and trends impacting our clients. Roddy creates Security policies and procedures for global corporate and test center staff, designs training programs & tools, provide immediate and thorough incident response for all global security issues, leads all security investigations to resolution, manages Prometric’s layered security auditing program of our global test centers, uses forensics and trend analysis to drive change in polices & procedures to keep current with latest test security threats, and supports sales and client services teams with client-facing communications and documentation on all security efforts.

  • Member of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP) Security Committee, and have served on both the Proctoring Best Practices and Security Enforcement Sub-Committees. 
  • Co – Author of “The Handbook of Test Security” edited by James A. Wollack and John J. Fremer, copyright 2013.
  • Past speaker on Test Center Security at several prominent industry conferences – Association of Test Publishers (ATP), European Association of Test Publishers (E-ATP), National College Testing Association (NCTA), and Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR)

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Joe Brutsche, Director of Security Services

Joe contributes to and is responsible for the execution of the Pearson VUE’s security strategic plan. In addition to building and leading Pearson VUE’s externally facing information security, test security and risk management services, he is responsible for embedding and assimilating security into the broader Pearson VUE organization. Joe also represents Pearson VUE in the areas of security, data privacy and program risk management at industry conferences and other forums addressing security issues.

Joe has 15 years of technology, information risk management, auditing, compliance and consulting experience. Before joining Pearson VUE, he was a Risk Assurance Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and held roles of increasing responsibility in compliance, auditing, third-party assurance (e.g. SOC 1, SOC 2 and SOC 3), transformational risk assessments, system implementation assurance and risk management consulting services.

He has experience serving a variety of client organizations, from small and mid-sized companies to large multinational corporations. Joe holds a BBA in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Iowa in Iowa City and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon (CST)
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Place: American Osteopathic Association office conference room
142 E. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611




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