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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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ISACA Vancouver's Achievement

We are very proud to announce that The ISACA Vancouver Chapter has been awarded the 2018 ISACA K. Wayne Snipes Best Chapter Award in the Large Chapter category!

The ISACA International K. Wayne Snipes award is awarded to only four chapters across the globe annually (one from each chapter-size category) which has "met or exceeded service goals by actively supporting local membership, and thus ISACA".
The award is based on criteria such as educational offerings, compliance with ISACA International requirements, attendance at chapter meetings and events, service projects, involvement on association committees, or with association activities, involvement with other professional organizations, and more.

K. Wayne Snipes Jr., CISA, was an active member of ISACA, who served in several positions at both the local and international levels, including regional vice president. During his time in office, Snipes achieved the largest number of new chapters and the largest membership growth in existing chapters. In total, he dedicated 14 years to ISACA's North Texas (USA) Chapter and served eight years as an international trustee on the ISACA Board of Directors.

Representatives from our Vancouver Chapter will receive the award at the ISACA Global Leadership Summit on 4 October 2018 in Chicago. Thank you to the Board and Volunteers for all that you have contributed to ISACA and our professional community!

Want to be a part of the magic? Check out our descriptions for our Board roles and submit your interest in serving on the ISACA Vancouver Chapter Board in the capacity of an Officer, Director, or as a general volunteer. If there is any specific role you are interested in, let us know:

ISACA Vancouver Annual General Meeting

Date and Time: June 7th, 2018 - 11:30AM to 2PM
Location: Law Courts Inn
Cost: Free ($50 no show fee will apply)

AGM Overview
If you're a member, join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is free of charge for members will precede the June Education Event (paid for event with 3 course lunch). This is the most important networking event of the year for members, and allows you to help determine the future course of ISACA Vancouver. We will reflect on the most active and important year in ISACA Vancouver's history with our outgoing president, and hear from our incoming president on how ISACA Vancouver intends to build on this momentum.
With initiatives such as BC Aware, ISACA Vancouver is building bridges within and outside of the security, privacy and IT audit communities. Come, get involved, enhance your career and make a real difference to your profession. That's why we do it!

AGM: 11:30AM to 12:00PM:
1) Annual Outgoing ISACA Vancouver President Re-cap
2) Annual Incoming ISACA Vancouver President Welcoming Message

12:00PM to approx. 2:00PM
1) Lunch & Keynote

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To register, please click here

Keynote: Mobile Security: Where is it at? Where is it headed?
Join us to discuss how the current trends in the ever-evolving and complex mobile threat landscape will impact your organization. We will discuss how to protect your enterprise against these threats today and prepare for what is around the corner. We will also demonstrate how SandBlast Mobile can provide the necessary expertise to tackle this complex problem, and how integrates in with other enterprise mobility investments that are typically deployed in the enterprise.

Speaker Ran Schwartz
Ran Schwartz is a product manager for mobile security products at Check Point HQ in Tel Aviv. He holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from UCLA. Prior to joining Check Point in August 2016, he was a product manager and sales engineer at mobile security startup, Bluebox Security. Earlier, Ran was a sales engineer at Zenprise, which was acquired by Citrix, and part of the team that formed XenMobile, the enterprise mobility management suite.

2017/18 Monthly Education Sessions

ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference 2018

Date & Time: : Jun 14, 2018 8:30am to Jun 15, 2018 4:30pm
Location:Ivey Tangerine Leadership Centre-Exchange Tower 130 King St. W., Toronto ON Canada M5X1A9

Registration closes Jun 1, 2018 5:00pm


As Assurance, Risk and Control professionals,one of our biggest challenges is to keep current on emerging and existing technology, IT risks and governance issues in an ever-changing world. While this challenge has always been there, it is even more difficult today due to the speed of change in this fast paced and inter-connected world.
ISACA Toronto is committed to supporting its members by providing timely and affordable learning opportunities. Therefore, we are proud to announce the fourth ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference (2018 ITASC) to be held in June 2018 in downtown Toronto. Members are encouraged to register early, as seats will be limited.
This event will provide high quality training on topics such as technology implementation; evolution of risk, compliance and auditing fields; and current issues such as Cyber security, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence/Robotics, Privacy (PIPEDA/GDPR). We will also provide attendees with opportunities to network with speakers and other peers.
Leverage the benefits of a great learning experience

•Gain valuable knowledge to enhance your career
•Sharpen your skills with practical and relevant sessionst hat apply to your roles and responsibilities
•Network with old friends and make new ones at the evening reception
•Earn up to 15 CPE credits to help maintain or gain accreditation

Similar to last year’s conference, we will have top-notch keynotes followed by experienced speakers. Conference participants are free to choose topics from two tracks to suit their needs. Here are the topics and speakers confirmed to date:

GDPR and Internal Audit’s Role
Readiness & Impact of Quantum Computing on cybersecurity & Blockchains
Continuous Auditing in IT Internal Audit and Operations
Cyber Security in Cloud
Building Resiliency to Combat Evolving Risks
Data and Analytics with Identity Access Management (IAM)
Lighting up the Canadian Darknet
Measuring and Managing Information Risk, a FAIR Approach
Top 10 IT or Internal Audit Issues
Blockchain basics – Risk & Audit Considerations
Changes to Criteria in SOC 2 Assessments

Ram Balakrishnan, Internal Audit Practice Lead, Protiviti
Michele Mosca, PhD, Co-Founder and Professor IQC, University of Waterloo
Angie Ng, Managing Director Technology and Operations Corporate Audit, BMO
John Heaton, Partner, KPMG
Dorin Gherghelegiu, Senior Manager, KPMG
Leigh Plumley, Vice President, SunGard Availability Services
Will Xiang, Senior Manager, Richter
Milind Bhargava, Senior Security Consultant, EY
Jack Jones, co-founder Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) Standard
Baskaran Rajamani, Partner, Deloitte
Behram Faroogh, Partner PWC
Brett Cranston, Senior Manager, EY

Member: CAD$900 (with CAD$100 off early bird fee for registration on or before April 30, 2018)
Non-Member: CAD$1000 (with CAD$100 off early bird fee for registration on or before April 30, 2018)
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To register, please click here

Summer Baseball & Fireworks with your fellow ISACA Vancouver members!

Date: Thu, June 21th, 2018
Time: from 7:00 pm to 9:30pm PDT
Location:Nat Bailey Stadium - 4575 Clancy Loranger Way
Vancouver, BC V5V 3H4

Description You are invited to join ISACA Vancouver for some summer fun! Sign-up and cheer on the home team with your fellow members on a fireworks game night at Nat Bailey Stadium! The Vancouver Canadians are back as they continue a three-game series against North Division rival Everett. The playoff push continues with this crucial series at starting at 7:05pm (gates open at 6pm)

Please Note:
•Each ISACA Vancouver member is eligible for 2 free tickets. If you require more tickets (additional $15 per ticket), please contact the event organizer directly.
•Provision for extra tickets will be made in advance, and you will need to reimburse ISACA Vancouver at the venue.
•All tickets (free and extra) must be picked up at our ISACA Vancouver Will Call ticket Pick-Up between 6:00 - 7:00pm, with game time starting at 7:05pm.
•As tickets are being purchased at a discounted group rate and no-shows will be charged for their tickets.)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To register, please click here

News and Announcements

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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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All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing - please send an email to Telephone or verbal cancellations/transfers will not be accepted. Cancellations or transfers of registration at least 10 calendar days prior to the course will result in a full refund. Cancellations or transfers received less than 10 calendar days but more than 3 full* business days prior to the course are subject to an administration fee of $50 for full and half day courses, or $25 for executive breakfasts and luncheons, or hold on credit for use towards a future event.
Cancellation requests received less than 3 full business days prior to the course date (statutory holidays are not considered business days) will not be accepted and the full cost of the seminar will apply, with no credits or refunds. No-shows, registrants who register but do not show up for a seminar will also be responsible for the full cost of the seminar, with no refunds or credits. In such cases, substitution of attendee is permitted up to and including the day of the seminar.