Welcome to the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA Site!
I hope this letter finds you after you had a Happy Thanksgiving and that you are excited about the upcoming holiday season. It has been an exciting and sometimes challenging year for our ISACA Chapter, but overall, I feel a successful year as well. Being a volunteer organization has its own challenges and I want to thank each board member and volunteer, past and present for their service. With busy work schedules, family and countless other activities, serving as a volunteer only adds to our already packed out schedules. It is because of your dedication and service that our chapter is able to provide the services and training that are relevant and timely. Thank-you very much!!!
Check out this line-up all our upcoming classes starting in January 2015.
In January, we are offering 4 CPE for only $25 for members and $50 for non-members. Our class is “Power Excel Class” presented by Bill Jelen, the host of MrExcel.com. Included in the class registration will be a copy of his book, "Power Excel with MrExcel – 567 Excel Mysteries Solved".
February will feature a 6 CPE course on Mobile Forensics with Tom Slovenski. You will learn what data might be available on mobile devices and what to do or don’t do when including a mobile device in an investigation. Tom is a state licensed digital forensics expert specializing in mobile phone data recovery and acquisitions, cell tower site analysis and mobile spyware discovery.
COBIT 5 Foundations course – This has been rescheduled for April 8 - 10 in the Tower Auditorium. Our price is the same as we offered last year and you will more than save your yearly membership fee for this class by becoming an ISACA member.
The ISACA Journal is a great member benefit. Six volumes are published each year and the most recent focuses on Cybersecurity. Current featured articles are Bridging the Gap Between Access and Security in Big Data, Leveraging Industry Standards to Address Industrial Cybersecurity Risk, and How Zero-trust Network Security Can Enable recovery From Cyberattacks. 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.
2014 – 2015 President