Welcome to the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA Site!
Our chapter …
…continues to grow as we are at an all-time high in membership and year-over-year retention rate. As you can see from the list of training below, we offer relevant topics over half, full or multi-day events at a very reasonable price. If you missed our COBIT 5 foundation course in April, it was available to members at $175 and I have received other COBIT 5 course offerings as high as $1,795. Many of our speakers travel world-wide in presenting for their areas of expertise and we are able to get the same speakers right here in Columbia, SC.
The ISACA organization provides great support for our chapter and this is reflected by new certifications and training in the Cyber Security arena.
If you haven’t been to our training classes of late please consider visiting us again and making sure you keep up with this ever changing profession.
Breaking Cybersecurity News
The U.S. House recently passed two cybersecurity information sharing bills, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act and The National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015. As part of our Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX) program, ISACA is committed to providing you with the knowledge, guidance and tools you need to be effective. Visit our Cybersecurity Legislation Watch center today to read our exclusive CSX Special Report—including explanations, business impacts and expert commentary on both bills!
Check out our website for all our upcoming classes in the next few months.
May 14 – RSA and Accuvant will present “Processes, Risks and Controls: Establishing a Solid GRC Foundation”, “Advanced Security: Security teams need more firepower!”, and “Governance before Provisioning – The new approach to Identity Management projects” at the Ndoki Lodge at Riverbanks Zoo. This will be a half day class followed by our annual social event from 6 - 8pm. Register now for a great event and fun time in a brand new setting for our ISACA chapter.
June 10 – 12 – we are having a 3 Day Security/Audit conference 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)
July 22 – We will have Stu Henderson return for a 1 day course on How to Audit Mainframe Security TCP/IP.
August 19 – our own member, Brian Kelley will present a class on ETL: Security & Auditing Across the Entire Data Flow.
September 21 & 22 – Risk Management with Leighton Johnson
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. ISACA can help you and your fellow 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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