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Check out our website for all our upcoming classes to close out 2014.
We have changed the November topic to Audit and Governance of Application Development/Purchase Acquisition for 8 CPEs; presented by a speaker that is well known in the industry and to ISACA in particular – Norm Kelson.
In several recent surveys, C-level management has indicated one of the greatest risk to their organization is the inability for project teams to deliver automated application systems on-time, on-budget, AND with the required functionality. These projects tend to go off track when the project controls fail, or are not adequately enforced. IT-related budgets are often up to 30% of expenses, routine business processes are embedded in these systems, and strategic decisions are often based upon the reporting from these systems. Accordingly, the involvement of the internal audit function focusing on delivery of key applications is an essential management practice to ensure appropriate project governance, risk management, and realization of asset value.
December – “Introduction to the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Effective Vulnerability Management and Web Application Security – Best Practices. This class will feature 2 speakers, Mark Graves and Frank Catucci for 3 CPE’s.
COBIT 5 Foundations course – The course had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and will be rescheduled as soon as new arrangements are made.
Membership Drive is still ongoing, sign up NOW and enjoy membership for the remainder of 2014 at no additional cost. Your membership will not expire until 31 December 2015.
The ISACA Journal is a great member benefit. Six volumes are published each year and the most recent focuses on Mobile Devices. Current featured articles are Imperfect Technologies and Digital Hygiene, The Price of Mobility and Beyond BYOD – Can I connect my Body to Your Network? Let me know if you would like a recent copy
Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate Exam Now Being Offered
ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) offers myriad resources to help you and your chapter members learn more about cybersecurity. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and ISACA can help you and your chapter members emerge as cybersecurity leaders with the offering of the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate.
The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam, which is geared toward anyone interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity, can be taken online. The certificate aligns with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) and the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). To earn the certificate, you must pass the exam and agree to adhere to ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics. ISACA has created the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Study Guide to help learners prepare for the exam.
For more information on the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate, visit the Cybersecurity Nexus page of the ISACA web site.
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