Ramona Ratiu- MS, CISA, CISM, GSTRT
DePaul CDM Adjunct Professor
Cyber Security Program Manager
President- ISACA Chicago Chapter
Ramona Ratiu’s current role as the Cyber Security Program Manager at Zurich Insurance Group is focusing on effective risk planning strategies as the core for strengthening, improving, and maturing the cybersecurity program. She is successfully leading transformational cybersecurity projects by employing strong planning and organizational skillset.
Ms. Ratiu’s experience in information security, governance, audit, risk management, and compliance helped her develop and implement technical and procedural solutions, enabling stakeholders to achieve and sustain compliance efficiently across multiple standards.
Ms. Ratiu holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and earned the Master of Science in Information Security and Compliance from DePaul University. In addition, she holds several professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), COBIT5 Foundations, ITIL Foundations Certificate and GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership (GSTRT).
Ramona Ratiu’s journey as a volunteer with the ISACA organization started with her contribution to founding the first ISACA Student group in the Chicagoland area, at DePaul University, where she served as the president until graduation. She joined ISACA Chicago and provided professional contribution to various committees and initiatives, all leading to her current role as the President of the Chapter. Under her leadership, the Chicago Chapter won two prestigious awards, the only two awards in the chapter’s history: the 2020 K Wayne Snipes Best Chapter Award and the 2021 Innovative Chapter Award for the #CollectiveResilience Program. As a SheLeadsTech Ambassador, Ramona is proud of envisioning and championing the SheLeadsTech…with IMPACT series, a program designed for members to support their personal development. In 2021, she founded the SheLeadsTech…with EXPERTISE program, designed to support women in enhancing their knowledge on areas under ISACA Curriculum.
Recently, Ms. Ratiu has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Chapter Leader Award. This award recognizes ISACA Chapter Leaders for their effective and inspiring leadership within the chapter resulting in increased member engagement and a positive impact on ISACA’s professional community.