Welcome to the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA Site!
Our Chapter has been awarded Honorable Mention of medium sized chapters for the K. Wayne Snipes award for the second year in a row. Established in 1989, the K. Wayne Snipes Chapter Recognition Award provides recognition to the chapters that meet or exceed service goals by actively supporting local membership, and thus ISACA. We should all take pride in this accomplishment.
Please consider taking about 10 minutes to participate in a local survey and assist research in our local community. The link is http://midlandsisaca.questionpro.com and can also be found on our website under the Research tab. You can choose to be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card as incentive; the survery is being offered until February 28.
Mobile computing is fast becoming a security problem for organizations because employees want to use their own devices at work instead of company provided devices. The specific mobile computing devices causing this angst include smart phones, iPads, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Please consider supporting this research study, which intends to assess the likelihood of adoption of new technology within the workplace. Your input will help to develop a better understanding of the perceptions concerning Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).
Check out our website for all our upcoming classes in the next few months.
March 13 – Join us for an 8 CPE course on Assessing Data Reliability presented by Keith Barber of CPE Interactive. This joint training session held in conjunction with Palmetto IIA will provide you with the concepts and tools to effectively evaluate the reliability of data processed and available for analysis and decision making.
COBIT 5 Foundations course –– has been rescheduled for April 8 - 10. Our price is $175 for ISACA members and you will more than save your yearly membership fee for this class by becoming an ISACA member.
May – Date and place TBD – This will be a half day class with RSA followed by our annual social event.
June –we are having a 3 Day Security/Audit conference on June 8 – 10 with Ken Cutler. Your Choice of ½ day sessions on Day 1, or attend Day 1, Day 2 & 3, or all 3 days. Topics are:
Winning the Great Shell Game: Auditing the Many Faces of Chg Cntl – ½ Day (4 CPEs)
Dancing With Penguins: Linux as an Audit Target and IT Audit Tool – ½ Day (4 CPEs)
Auditing in CyberSpace: Locating and Reducing Risks in Web Apps – 2 Days (16 CPEs)
We have openings on our board for an Education Director.
The Education Director is responsible for scheduling and coordinating the education events for our chapter.
It’s the time of year to renew you membership if you haven’t already done so. ISACA has a grace period, so if December slipped by and you didn’t renew for 2015, there’s still time. Don’t delay any longer.
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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