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ISACA Vancouver Chapter
P.O. Box 48894
Bentall Centre
Vancouver, BC
V7X 1A8

Welcome to the ISACA® Vancouver Chapter

Our goal is to promote the practices and the development of professionals in IT risk, governance of enterprise IT, information security management, and IT assurance within the local business and academic community, the chapter membership, and with future members throughout the Greater Vancouver area.

We sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, as well as conduct regular chapter meetings.

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2016/17 Monthly Education Sessions

June Education Event and Annual General Meeting (Earn 2 CPE’s)

Date:Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:11:30AM - 2:00PM
AGM: (11:30AM - Noon) Free to all members
Cost:ISACA Members - $50; Future Members - $55; Students - $30 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)

Location:The Sutton Place Hotel - 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver

A full 3 course lunch will be served.

For more details and to Register: Please click here.

ISACA Vancouver - Call for Volunteers to Serve on the Chapter's Board for the 2017/2018 Term and BC AWARE Campaign

The Call for Volunteers ends May 15, 2017.

Ready to serve and make a difference? Be a part of something big that's helping shape the world today. ISACA is the largest IT-related organization in the world, serving more than 140,000 professionals in IT audit, IT security, governance and risk in over 180 countries. The Vancouver Chapter is one of over 200 chapters world-wide - and is growing fast.

ISACA Vancouver spearheads a number of professional and educational events and initiatives throughout the year, including the BC AWARE CAMPAIGN, British Columbia's own public security and privacy awareness campaign. We'd love your time, talent, and leadership to help make ISACA Vancouver events a success.

ISACA's greatest asset is its members, and those members who step forward and volunteer to contribute to the association's work provide exceptional service. Volunteers make valuable contacts, strengthen leadership skills, learn more about the organization, contribute to the profession's knowledge base, and help fellow members develop professionally. You're going to love the personal growth opportunities and the great networking.

A Nominating Committee has been formed to nominate candidates for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and the Directorship which will be elected at the Annual General Meeting on June 2, 2017. All specific Director roles will be appointed by the incoming President and Vice President from amongst the elected Directors.

The Call for Volunteers ends May 15, 2017. Please submit your interest in serving on the ISACA- Vancouver Chapter Board in the capacity of an Officer, Director, or of a general volunteer before the due date to this email address.

News and Announcements


ISACA VANCOUVER chapter earns the prestigious 2016 Communications Excellence Award for all ISACA Large chapters!!!

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SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style

The SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style instructor led course will be offered in North Vancouver at the ICBC campus on November 6 – 11, 2017. There will be space for a maximum of 24 participants. All of the details are available on the SANS page.

A special 10% discount is being offered exclusively for ISACA members. Those interested may contact [email protected] to obtain the discount code, prior to registration. The code cannot be applied after the registration.

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Get the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Study Guide that can Help you Enhance Your Cyber Knowledge and Start Your Cyber Career Strong!

Cyber attacks and threats continue to plague enterprises around the world. As these attacks continue to grow, so does the need for skilled cyber security professionals. With the high demand for qualified professionals, now is a great time to consider a career in cyber security. To support faculty and help college/university students get started in cyber, local ISACA chapters in association with ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) program have created an exclusive academic package that offers the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Study Guide as a complimentary "Career Starter" gift.

CSX's Cybersecurity Fundamentals Study Guide can enable you to:
* Develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles that frame and define cyber security
* Get a head start on your career in the in-demand but fiercely competitive field of cyber security
* Prepare for the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam and the globally accepted certificate that will help your resume/CV rise to the top of the recruiters' stacks

Please click here to download ISACA-Vancouver's brochure with further details.

Please click here to visit the website where instructors and students can download or purchase the materials.

Other Chapter Events

In the interest of keeping you informed of events that may be beneficial to you, there is an exciting opportunity with the ISACA Winnipeg Chapter on May 16th to witness, first-hand, how vulnerable organizations are to cyber-attack. The cyber risks that we face have exploded and understanding where the vulnerabilities are and the role we all play as employees and managers is a vital first step in mitigating those risks. From board member to owner to IT professional, we all can gain from this knowledge.

Kevin Mitnick, the world’s most famous hacker, will be presenting at a keynote luncheon during the Western Canada Information Security Conference (WCISC) being held at Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre. Tickets can be purchased for the luncheon at or grab a ticket for the full, day-long conference to be able to network with other professionals and learn even more about the security concerns facing our organizations. The full conference pass will also give you access to the exhibitors hall where vendors are on hand to present today’s tools for combatting and responding to information security threats.

The ISACA Winnipeg Chapter is also hosting a two-day CSX Fundamentals Workshop in conjunction with the WCISC. Members can attend the workshop at the ISACA Winnipeg member rate. Details about the seminar can be found at here.

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2017 ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference

June 20-21, 2017

Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
$750 plus applicable taxes (for members)
$850 plus applicable taxes (for members)
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Fundamentals of IT Audit Workshop

If you are a new IT assurance and control professional, this workshop is for you! Learn the core skills needed by all information technology auditors. Earn up to 21 hours of CPD.

Learn from Craig McGuffin, an industry leader with over 25 years of experience in the field of network controls and security.

• Understanding IT audit risks and defining audit scope
• Internal control concepts and the role of computer control standards
• General controls protecting the IT environment

June 20-22, 2017 (runs concurrently with the conference)
Sheraton Centre Toronto, 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9
$1,300 plus applicable taxes (for members)
$1,400 plus applicable taxes (for members)
CPE: 21 Hours
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