04/04/2016 - Chapter Support Update
It is with sadness that we are saying goodbye to Christine who has decided to retire from her role as Chapter Administrator after 13 years of loyal service to our members and numerous boards. I am sure you will join me in thanking Christine for all of the support and considerate advice she has given us over the years and further wish her success in her new, significant role.
But what of the future?
From Monday 4th April 2016, ISACA London Chapter Administration will pass over to a new team of Jemma, Darren and Clare who will be on hand to field all London members' queries via the following contact details:
Email: email@example.com (this is unchanged from our current address)
Phone: 0207 1832211 (open 0900-1700 weekdays excluding bank holidays)
Duties, resources, and responsibilities have been handed over with due diligence, giving the new team ample capability to support any reasonable, relevant request. Queries may cover membership details, events, CPEs, London Chapter web site, general problems or anything relevant to the services the ISACA London Chapter offers to its members,
Of course there will be opportunities to chat with London Board members face-to-face at any of our chapter events. Should you have any related feedback/queries, please let us know via the above admin email address.
Paul White (ISACA London Chapter President)
09/03/2016 - Membership Email Issue (Update)
By way of confirmation there has been no hack/data breach. The root cause has been identified as a CPanel upgrade by our IT Support group which automatically reset our email notification settings. This led to email updates being sent to all members earlier today. It is recommended that members refrain from "replying all" to minimise amplification of email traffic. Our IT Support team are currently restoring control settings and (upon testing) we will issue a new communication tomorrow. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience and support.
09/03/2016 - Membership Email Issue
You may have received a number of membership notification email messages in error today. We apologise for any inconvenience these may have caused.
This was due to an update of our control panel software which automatically reset a number of settings to their default value; this in turn led to a number of email notification settings being switched from their prior "off" position to "on" resulting in all email group changes being broadcast this morning.
Having investigated this issue with our IT Support team, the root cause has been identified and settings reset to their original configuration. A post incident review will also be carried out to identify process improvements, particularly with regard to upgrades and change management.
Finally, (as mentioned by a number of our members) we do plan to introduce a mailing list/communication forum, although not in this fashion. Watch this space!
Many thanks to all of you for your due diligence in escalating this matter to us and supplying supporting information. This is greatly appreciated and we apologise again for any inconvenience caused.
01/03/2016 - Event Video Archive
Video playback of our October, November, and December 2015 Events are now available via the following links:
ISACA London Chapter Event (Hosted by EY). Thursday 29th October 2015 'Effective Auditing of Security in today’s Cyber world'
ISACA London Chapter Event (Hosted by ING) Thursday 19th November 2015 'The Cyber Minority Report: Female Perspectives' - Part 1
ISACA London Chapter Event (Hosted by ING) Thursday 19th November 2015 'The Cyber Minority Report: Female Perspectives' - Part 2
ISACA London Chapter Event (Sponsored by APMG International). Thursday 3rd December 2015 'COBIT 5 For You' - Part 1
ISACA London Chapter Event (Sponsored by APMG International). Thursday 3rd December 2015 'COBIT 5 For You' - Part 2
01/03/2016 - March Chapter Event
Our monthly chapter event for Thursday 3rd March 2016 (New Data Protection Legislation - It's Now Personal!) and generously hosted by PWC London, is now available for registration. Full details are available here:
01/02/2016 - Annual Celebratory Event
Many thanks to all of you who managed to attend our annual celebratory event last month. CPE records have been uploaded to International so should be visible in the next 24 hours (please get in touch if you cannot see them). A recording of the guest speaker presentation (Marc Vael) and photos will be made available via this site shortly.
13/01/2016 - CISA, CGEIT, CRISC Workshops
Details for our CISA, CGEIT and CRISC workshops for May 2016 are available via the links below:
CISA: 24th-26th May 2016
CGEIT: 10th-12th May 2016
CRISC: 18th-20th May 2016
For all related enquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
13/01/2016 - 2015 CPEs
CPE Records for ISACA London Chapter Events have recently been updated via the International Website. There may be some duplicate entries present due to a technical issue on the receiving site, however please select and verify the appropriate entries for you in order to claim your CPEs.
For those of you with missing CPE entries of for any related enquiries, please contact us at email@example.com.
15/06/2015 - ILC Partners with ATTIC Storage
ISACA London are pleased to announce a new partnership with ATTIC Secure Self Storage who will be taking care of all our logistics requirements for Member events in London. We have also been able to negotiate a special member discount of 10%. Simply quote ISACA and your membership number when requesting a quote.
31/03/2015 - (Video) ILC March Event
The video for the ISACA London Chapter March 2015 Event, hosted by PWC, is available to view here.
05/03/2015 - Celebratory Event Slide Deck
By popular request, the slide deck presented by our Celebratory Event guest speaker (Patrick Stachtchenko) is available here for reference.
03/03/2015 - (VIDEO) ILC February Event
The video for the ISACA London Chapter February 18 2015 Event, hosted by Deloitte, is available to view here. The recording contains the following presentations:
1. Digital Risk (Francesca Gomez - Deloitte)
2. Downwardly Mobile (John Enoch - Deloitte)
3. Technology Trends & Associated Risks (Thomas M Dailey - Verizon)
23/02/2015 - Board Nominations 2015
The ISACA London Chapter (ILC) and Nominating Committee are seeking volunteers interested in serving in leadership roles and other volunteer positions for the Chapter during the 2015-16 term.
The tenure of the current Board officers and appointed positions will end at the AGM in May. A new slate of recommended Board positions will be presented to the Chapter members at least two weeks before AGM and the elections will occur at the AGM on the 21st May 2015.
Each year, open nominations are held to present a slate of Board Officers and Appointed Positions for the upcoming year. A nominee must be a Chapter member in good standing and have the skills, time and resources necessary to perform the duties of their nominated position.
As a reference, the Board members currently comprise ten elected positions and up to four appointed and/or committee positions that collectively run the Chapter for the benefits of the members.
Please review details on each position. The current Board members are available to assist interested parties with information about the positions and their contact information is available from the Chapter’s website.
If you are interested in serving, wish to nominate someone, or have any questions about serving, contact any Board Member or reply directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations will close on 22nd March 2015, so please respond ASAP!
The Chapter Nominations Committee Members:
- Sarb Sembhi (Chair) – past member of the ILC Board
- Susan Milton – Immediate Past President
- Peter Drabwell – President
- Paul White – Vice President
18/02/2015 - (VIDEO) ILC January Event
The video of the ISACA London Chapter January 2015 Event, in association with the BCS North London Chapter ('Virtual and Digital Currencies - Spare a coin or a bitcoin guv?' by Dai Davies) is now available to view here:
03/12/2014 - (VIDEO) - ILC November Event (2/2)
The video of the ISACA London Chapter November 2014 Event (Cyber Essentials - An Overview by Sarb Sembhi) is available to view here:
03/12/2014 - (VIDEO) - ILC November Event (1/2)
The video of the ISACA London Chapter November 2014 Event (Resolving Conflicts Between Security Compliance and User Behaviour by Leron Zinatullin) is available to view here:
17/11/2014 - (VIDEO) - ILC October Event (2/2)
The video of Part two of the ISACA London Chapter October 2014 Event (Big Data, Big Deal? by Brendan Byrne) is available to view here:
12/11/2014 - (VIDEO) - ILC October Event (1/2)
The video of Part one of the ISACA London Chapter October 2014 Event (Auditing Culture in the CIO Organisation by Matt Pearman) is available to view here.
STORM Guidance have kindly offered ISACA members the opportunity to join them for a free half day seminar on Cyber Insurance - The Myths and The Facts, and gain 3 CPEs in the process. There are 2 sessions to choose from (morning or afternoon) and these run on the 24th November. Full detail including registration is available here:
29/10/2014 - ILC November Event Registration
The ISACA London Chapter monthly event for November 13th will cover not 1 but 3 topics: CREST CyberSecurity Survey, Security Compliance versus Human Behaviour plus a Cyber Essentials Scheme update. Full details plus registration are available here.
Don't forget to complete the CREST survey
prior to the 6th November also!
22/10/2014 - (VIDEO) - ILC September Event
The video of the ISACA London Chapter September 2014 event (Sharing Research on New Notions of Value Shared IT Governance by Dr Noman Sultan) is available to view here.
22/10/2014 - (VIDEO) - ACCA/ILC Joint Event
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the ISACA London Chapter hosted a joint event on the 14th October. The recording of the key presentation "Cyber Security for Internal Auditors" by Dr Darren Brooks is available to watch here.
20/10/2014 - November CISA Workshop Reminder
Our 3 day CISA Workshop (non-residential hosted in London) is less than one month away (10th-12th November) and provides the perfect preparation for candidates scheduled to take their CISA exam on 13th December. Click here
for full details of the course and how to register.
20/10/2014 - CREST Cyber Security Survey
The ISACA London Chapter invite you to participate in a CREST Cyber Security Survey ahead of our forthcoming November event (registration details for the event will be published post our October event next week). Jason Creasey will be presenting the findings of the survey as part of his November presentation and full details of the activity are available here.
17/06/2014 - ICAEW "20 Spreadsheet Principles"
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) IT Faculty launches it's 20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice today.
Many spreadsheets are created with little thought given to design, with inadequate or non-existent documentation, with no integrity checks, by people who have had little or no training in their use. A few high-profile, costly spreadsheet errors hit the headlines from time to time, but also a vast number of less spectacular problems occur throughout businesses of all shapes and sizes.
The purpose of these principles is to help reduce the amount of time wasted, and the number of errors caused, by businesses (including accountancy practices) as a consequence of the way they and their employees use spreadsheets.
27/04/2014 - ISACA Launches Cybersecurity Nexus
Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) is an ISACA program that provides cybersecurity resources for professionals at every level of their cybersecurity careers. The program is called Cybersecurity Nexus because it represents the one central place where cybersecurity professionals can find the information they need related to training, certification, guidance, career development and community. Further detail on this key program is available by clicking on the image above.
November 21 2013 - ISACA 2014 Exam Guide
Registration for the June 2014 Exam Series is now open. The new ISACA Exam Guide is available here.November 21 2013 - ILC November Chapter Event. Recommend a Friend for a free place here:
October 30 2013 - Watch ISACA Acting CEO Ron Hale Discuss Cybersecurity Threats With BBC World News