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Talking it Out: Millennials, Certifications and Careers (part two)

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Posted: 1/20/2017 3:02:00 PM | Category: Certification | Permalink | Email this post

Editor’s note: ISACA Now recently moderated a conversation among a trio of millennials to discuss topics including professional development, networking, certification and how their generation differs from others when it comes to career priorities and workplace dynamics. The first portion of the conversation can be read here. The following is the second installment of the two-part conversation – edited for length and clarity – between Ashley Spangler, CISA, CISM, CRISC, SunTrust Banks, Inc., AVP Information Security; Leigh Ann Montgomery, CISA, Solutions Architect, and Mick Gomm, CISA, GWEB, PMP, Sr. Information Security Engineer and Board Member, ISACA Utah Chapter.

 
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Talking it Out: Millennials, Certifications and Careers

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Posted: 1/19/2017 3:05:00 PM | Category: Certification | Permalink | Email this post

Editor’s note: ISACA Now recently moderated a conversation among a trio of millennials to discuss topics including professional development, networking, certification and how their generation differs from others when it comes to career priorities and workplace dynamics. The following is the first installment of the two-part conversation – edited for length and clarity – between Ashley Spangler, CISA, CISM, CRISC, SunTrust Banks, Inc., AVP Information Security; Leigh Ann Montgomery, CISA, Solutions Architect, and Mick Gomm, CISA, GWEB, PMP, Sr. Information Security Engineer and Board Member, ISACA Utah Chapter.

 
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Work Hard, Have Fun and Learn with New CISA Online Review Course

Ian Cooke, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, COBIT Foundation, CFE, CPTS, DipFM, ITIL Foundation, Six Sigma Green Belt, Group IT Audit Manager
Posted: 1/18/2017 3:10:00 PM | Category: Audit-Assurance | Permalink | Email this post

At the very end of his 2010 speech at the iPad's debut, Steve Jobs mused on the secret to Apple's success: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.”1

Now I’m not foolish enough to even begin to compare myself to Steve Jobs, but I do know a thing or two about technology, and I have updated the CISA Review Manual for the new 2016 job practices. I also was part of a team brought together to work on the new CISA Online Review Course. Individually, we may not be Steve Jobs, but together we hoped to be inspired by his vision.

 
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Security Automation Isn’t AI Security

Gunter Ollmann, Chief Security Officer, Vectra
Posted: 1/17/2017 10:05:00 AM | Category: Security | Permalink | Email this post

In many spheres of employment, the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is creating a growing fear. Kevin Maney of Newsweek vividly summarized the pending transformation of employment and the concerns it raises in his recent article “How artificial intelligence and robots will radically transform the economy.”

In the Information Security (InfoSec) community, AI is commonly seen as a savior – an application of technology that will allow businesses to more rapidly identify and mitigate threats, without having to add more humans. That human factor is commonly seen as a business inhibitor as the necessary skills and experience are both costly and difficult to obtain.

 
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"My life story is not complete without ISACA"

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Posted: 1/12/2017 3:59:00 PM | Category: ISACA | Permalink | Email this post

Much of Phillimon Zongo’s youth was spent walking or running great distances barefoot, sometimes en route to school, other times scouring the township for empty cola bottles he could sell for change. Whatever the distance, Zongo was determined to find a way to afford food to fill his belly and knowledge to fill his brain.

Zongo’s first pair of shoes came when he was 12, prompting months of adjusting his steps to acclimate to the new sensation. But with or without footwear, in warm or wintry conditions, traversing the roads of rural Zimbabwe often was preferable to being home, where he and his large family lived in poverty.

 
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