Press Release


 Preparing for the Future of GRC 

ISACA, IIA Conference offers strategies, innovation and progressive solutions for GRC

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (02 June 2015)—Governance, risk and control measures require innovation to remain effective and agile at a time of continuous change. Yet rapid advances in technology and communications coupled with dynamic global economics and geopolitics make it increasingly difficult to keep pace.

To help IT professionals improve and expand their skills and strategies to address emerging challenges, global IT association ISACA and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) are co-sponsoring the 2015 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference, 17-19 August, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The conference will offer participants a variety of expert-led workshops and opportunities to network with audit, governance, risk management, control, and business professionals from around the world. In addition, a new white paper, “Critical Cyber Events and Management,” will be released at the event. The paper will describe the need for governance over critical cyber events to help reduce the impact of cyber incidents and restore normal business.

More than 500 internal auditors, IT auditors, and other risk, compliance and governance professionals are expected to attend the 2015 conference, which will mark the third consecutive year for the jointly sponsored event and builds on the success of the previously sold-out conferences.

“Many of the world’s brightest and best minds in IT, governance and risk management recognize the value of the event and the high level of the workshops and networking opportunities it offers,” said Robert E Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, international president of ISACA and vice president of strategy and innovation at CA Technologies. “The audit community is eager to look toward the future and plan for risks facing them. The focus of this conference is designed to help them do that.”

The GRC Conference will offer new insights from global industry leaders, including the keynote speakers:

  • Eric Riz, founder and CEO, Empty Cubicle Inc., who will deliver the opening keynote, titled: “Fast Forward: Risks and Opportunities in Data.”
  • Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, president and CEO of The IIA, who will speak on: “Effective Strategies for Auditing at the Speed of Risk.”
  • Matt Loeb, CAE, ISACA CEO, who will discuss: “Readiness—Is There Such a Thing?”
  • Michael Brandwein, J.D., who will reveal: “The Real Truth about Sticks & Stones: Self-Audit, Self-Security, and the Path to Professional Success.”

“I look forward to sharing my views at the GRC conference on auditing at the speed of risk,” Chambers said. “The business world is evolving at an increasingly astounding rate. This makes it imperative that professionals working in risk, compliance and governance have the tools, direction and insight to stay ahead of the game.”

The event will feature more than 30 sessions on topics such as risk mitigation, anti-bribery and corruption, privacy, technology and audit effectiveness related to millennials and more. The sessions will be divided into four tracks:

  • IT Emerging Trends
  • A Holistic Approach to GRC Processes & Implementation
  • ERM: Impact on Strategic Solutions
  • Regulatory & Compliance Issues: Best Practices

There also will be two pre-conference workshops:  “Enabling IT Risk Management Using COBIT 5 For Risk” and “Designing and Maintaining Effective Risk Appetite Frameworks.”

Participants working on professional credentials from The IIA and ISACA will gain new insights, deeper knowledge and greater understanding of internal auditing and IT, which will provide value to them, both at certification exam time and in their professional practice. Content covered will be especially helpful to candidates pursuing The IIA’s Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials.

More information about GRC Conference is available at: Registrants can save US $200 by registering before 5 June 2015. Attendees can earn up to 18 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) credits.



ISACA ( helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, The IIA today serves more than 180,000 members from more than 170 countries and territories. The association’s global headquarters are in Altamonte Springs, Fla. For more information, visit



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