Press Release


 ISACA’s 2018 EuroCACS Conference Provides Professionals with Tools for GDPR Compliance and Navigating the Changing Audit and Security Landscape 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (9 May 2018) — Just days after the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to go into effect on 25 May 2018, information governance, control, security and audit professionals will gain valuable insights into GDPR’s impact, as well as guidance and best practices related to other key topics such as security, cloud governance, insider threats and more at this year’s EuroCACS Conference hosted by global technology association ISACA.

Taking place 28-30 May 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, EuroCACS will offer a robust schedule of presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities. In addition to a track concentrated on GDPR and compliance, EuroCACS will delve into other critical topics including cybersecurity, SSH key management, red teaming, machine learning, integrated risk management, and auditing the Internet of Things (IoT).

The conference will offer more than 60 sessions in five educational tracks that include audit and assurance; governance, risk, control and COBIT; GDPR, data analytics and information management; security/cyber security; and advanced security/cyber security. Attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Following EuroCACS, attendees can also attend the SheLeadsTech half-day seminar, which focuses on preparing to lead as a woman in the industry and building a global network.

Keynote speakers for EuroCACS include Caspar Berry, a motivational business speaker specializing in risk, decision-making, innovation and leadership, and Mike Walsh, a futurist, innovation and technology speaker, and authority on emerging markets and IoT.

Among the most anticipated sessions are those on emerging security threats, challenges and effective governance; protecting data from insider threats; risk-based approaches to security, including third-party security; compliance around Dev Ops and Agile; and the Dark Web.

Speakers at EuroCACS include Theresa Grafenstine, Chair, ISACA Board of Directors, who will discuss “Living in a GDPR World,” and Robert Stroud, Past Chair of ISACA Board of Directors, who will speak on “What Do You Call a City That’s Not Planning on a ‘Smart’ Future?” Results of ISACA’s smart cities study will be revealed in Stroud’s presentation.

In addition to benefiting from sessions, professionals can make connections with their peers through networking events, including a SheLeadsTech breakfast as well as a reception during which the 2018 ISACA Global Achievement Awards and Certification Top Scores will be presented. Attendees can also network during an evening excursion to nightlife hotspot St. Andrew’s Square, complete with discounts to local establishments and complimentary travel by shuttle.

The COBIT 5 Foundation pre-conference workshop will prepare attendees to take the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam, held on-site the first day of the conference. Other workshops focus on cybersecurity fundamentals, cybersecurity for auditors, and GDPR.

Additional information and registration for EuroCACS is available at


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 450,000 engaged professionals in information and cybersecurity, 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 217 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.



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