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3/21/2017 Top CyberSecurity Risks for 2017

Presented by Ravi Raghavan


ISACA Puget Sound Chapter, Seattle, WA

Meeting time
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PDT)


Meeting Location
Columbia Tower Club - Bank of America Tower 701 5th Ave, 75th Floor , Seattle, WA 98104


Registration Fees
Non-Member = $40
ISACA Member = $30

Registration ends 3/17/17

Registration link



Topic Overview
Top CyberSecurity Risks for 2017; What are the key trends in cyber threats
The threat landscape continues to evolve with the growth in connected devices (wearables, IoT), ransomware and nation state attacks making the job for any organization’s security program more difficult in the midst of a cybersecurity skills shortage in the market. These are just a few of the top cybersecurity risks that we will see in 2017.

Speaker Bio
Ravi Raghavan, Senior Managing Director, Coalfire Cyber Risk Advisory, will discuss how solutions can impact organizational culture, evolving defense tactics that can be employed and takeaways that organizations can implement to meet these risks.

Ravi Raghavan is Senior Managing Director responsible for Risk Management and Cyber Risk Advisory focused on advising the board, C-Suite and information risk executives and related advisory committees on risk management, cybersecurity strategy, governance, overall technology management and compliance. Ravi has over 25 years of leadership experience in the broader IT space and expertise in risk management, cybersecurity and working under strict and changing global regulatory environments in industries such as Financial services, Retail operations, Telecom, Pharmaceutical, etc. Ravi us a frequent speaker on these topics at industry conferences and leadership forums.




4/24/17 - 4/25/17 ISACA Spring Seminar

"Building a Threat-Resistant Cybersecurity Program" presented by Shawna Flanders

Registration Link:



Member = $500

Non-member = $600


Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
- to -
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

Bell Harbor Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121


As IT audit, internal audit, and information security professionals, we need to help build and ensure the effectiveness of cyber security programs. But what are the components of an effective security program? And what are the most prevalent threats and how should organizations protect against them? Learn what it takes to build a threat-resistant cyber security program in this 2-day seminar taught by Shawna Flanders, Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation at MISTI.

Attendees will receive 16 CPEs. Your registration includes lunch and continental breakfast on both days of the seminar.


Day 1 – Our focus today will be assessing the current environment in order to develop or enhance existing programs around data governance, data privacy and cyber security.

Topics will include:
   • Critical components and success factors when building or assessing cybersecurity and privacy programs
   • Policy considerations related to data and information
   • Data privacy and cyber assessments
   • Cyber inherent risk profile
   • Cyber maturity modeling
   • Privacy and cyber contract language (SLA, MOU, SOW)

There will be a mock assessment today covering both inherent risk and maturity modeling.


Day 2 – Today’s attention will turn to the threats facing our enterprises to help understand the scope and depth of our programs and controls to bring risks to acceptable levels where feasible.

Topics will include:
   • Common cyber-related vulnerabilities, threats, and risks facing enterprises
   • Basic control suites to defend against cyber attacks and better ensure data privacy and data management including: DLP, LDAP/AD, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Firewalls, End Point, Storage, Vulnerability Management, Patching, Hardening, Configuration, Identity Management, etc.

There will be several scenario-based exercises covering threats and control effectiveness.

Instructor: Shawna M Flanders, Senior MISTI Instructor

Shawna Flanders is MISTI’s Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation. Her passion rests firmly on three pillars:

  1. Enriching companies in building and improving their strategies, programs and underlying processes (primarily within technology, Technology Internal Audit, IT GRC, Technology Related Risk Management, Information Security, BCP/DR, Project Management and Process Reengineering); 
  2. Mentoring individuals: both in the topics above as well as aiding in their quest for ISACA certifications; 
  3. Enhancing and developing curriculum and other publications to improve the profession.

With nearly 29 years of experience in the financial services sector, Shawna brings her real world experience to every engagement. Shawna has completed certificate programs in Risk Management from Kaplan University and Six Sigma Green & Lean/Black Belt from Villanova University, and has earned the Life Operations Management Association – Associate of Customer Service designation as well as holding certifications in CRISC, CISM, CISA and CSSGB.

Shawna teaches several MISTI seminars. She designs her own course content and also has contributed and/or reviewed multiple publications including ISACA CRISC and CISM Review Manuals; Risk IT and COBIT® 5 for Risk. She has also participated in development of the Risk Management and Assurance ISACA Training Week courses.

This is going to be a great event, and seats are limited, so register now!
See you there!



-Puget Sound Chapter Board