Press Release


 ISACA’s 2017 Asia Pacific CACS Conference Puts Focus on Future of IT Audit and Cyber Resilience 

Dubai, UAE (20 November 2017)—Global technology association ISACA will bring experts to this year’s 2017 Asia Pacific CACS conference for IT audit, risk, cyber security and governance professionals from around the world.

Taking place at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai 29-30 November, the conference will offer more than 40 sessions in four educational tracks – IS Audit & Assurance, GRC, Security/Cyber Security, and Compliance/Privacy. Attendees can gain up to 23 continuing professional education (CPE) hours.

Speakers will include Tichaona Zororo, ISACA Board Director and IT advisory executive with Enterprise Governance of IT (EGEIT), who will examine “The Changing Focus of IT Audits,” and Leonard Ong, ISACA Board Director and Associate Director at Merck & Co Inc., who will present on “Cyber Resilience for the Changing World.”

Asia Pacific CACS 2017 also will feature sessions related to the role of assurance to address breaches and malware strikes; the benefits of pseudonymization for personal data; holistic IT governance and measurement metrics; the challenges of privacy in the Internet of Things; encryption across devices; and more.

The conference will present “COBIT 5 for Risk,” a one-day workshop featuring Mark Thomas, president of Escoute. The workshop format is designed to help attendees drive better business performance using COBIT 5 for Risk. The framework was developed for  enterprises to increase understanding of business risk associated with IT and to achieve strategic enterprise objectives.

Many of the Asia Pacific CACS 2017 sessions take up themes explored in  ISACA’s latest research on business and emerging technologies, “Digital Transformation Barometer.” The research and reports are based on a survey of more than 4,100 business technology professionals worldwide, 18% from the Middle East and Asia.

The research found that only 53% of respondents worldwide believe their organizations’ leadership are digitally literate. Respondents in the Middle East and Asia identified big data analytics as the emerging technology that stands the greatest chance of delivering transformational value to their organizations (36%), followed by the Internet of Things (20%) and artificial intelligence/machine learning/cognitive tech (20%).

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Nearing its 50th year, ISACA ( is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.




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