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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 ISACA Vancouver President's Welcome Address


Dear ISACA Vancouver Family:

Welcome to the 2016-17 ISACA Vancouver Season!

I want to start by thanking our new Board of Directors and Volunteers for the commitments they have made to bringing you what we hope will be the most exciting ISACA Vancouver agenda ever. I am proud to be associated with such a fine team of professionals without whom ISACA Vancouver and our ever growing list of professional development and social networking opportunities would not exist.

To kick off the year, many of you enjoyed our “Summer Socials” including a series of after work “Tuesday Strolls” on our beautiful North Shore mountains. In August, the 2017 BC AWARE team took in an evening of Vancouver Canadians baseball. It was an opportunity for some of us to check-in over the summer, and for the BC AWARE Organizing Committee to rally its volunteer troops. Many thanks to Box, Cisco, LogRhythm, & TELUS for their generous sponsorship which allowed us to make this a free event! One of our goals this year is to incorporate these kinds of informal networking opportunities into our calendar. We feel there is as much value just getting out and having some fun as there is with our more formal training and professional development activities. With that, you can expect to see more of this kind of thing and I want to encourage each and every one of you to participate.

Planning is well underway to continue on with the great work we started last year under Rob Behrouzian’s leadership. Expect to see more from your Directors in the coming weeks regarding Mentorship, Student Outreach, Cybersecurity Training, CISM ,CRISC, CISA, and CGEIT Exam Preparations, BC AWARE 2017 and of course, our regular monthly lunch and learn sessions.

On that note, our first monthly event for the year is titled “Building Enterprise Security in the Millennial Age” and will be held Sep 28, 12-2PM at NYIT, 701 W Georgia St #1700 – Jordan room (NYIT is located at the intersection of Georgia & Granville). Please register from the ISACA Vancouver Web Site: www.isaca-vancouver.org

We are excited to kick off our monthly lunchtime education events with this fantastic presentation by Dominic Vogel. Dominic is a Cyber Security leader and public speaker based in Vancouver and we are fortunate to have him present this topic ahead of his talk at the ISACA CSX Conference in Las Vegas later this year.

As always, your input and feedback are greatly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me anytime if there is anything I can do make your ISACA Vancouver experience better.

Have a great year everyone. I look forward to hopefully seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

Yours sincerely,
Justin Malczewski, President
president@isaca-vancouver.org


2016/17 Monthly Education Sessions


September Education Session - Building Enterprise Security in the Millennial Age

We are really excited to kick off our monthly lunchtime education events with a fantastic presentation by Dominic Vogel. Dominic is a Cyber Security leader and public speaker in Vancouver. We are lucky to have him present this topic ahead of his talk at the ISACA CSX Conference in Las Vegas later this year.

Presentation overview: Security is not rocket science! Developing an effective and efficient enterprise security program starts with strong culture and risk communication. Ditch the old school security ways and embrace the millennial approach.

Date:Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Where: NYIT, 701 W Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C.

For more details and to Register: Please click here.

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CISA® 1-day Cram Course (FREE to ISACA Members)

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2016
Cost: FREE TO ISACA Members (Earn 8 CPEs)
Location: Cisco Systems Canada - 21st floor, 595 Burrard Street, Vancouver , BC

The ISACA Vancouver Chapter is sponsoring a 1-day intense CISA® Cram Course. The course is designed to provide an overview of the exam, including domains, format, structure and the exam approach. Learn specific strategies, techniques and tips for taking and passing the exam. Understand the various topics and technical areas covered by the exam. The session includes lecture, group discussion and practice questions to prepare you for the exam. Participants should already have a good knowledge of the domains and materials being tested, to get maximize value from the session.

* Refreshments and lunch can be bought from the nearby shops. There will be short breaks throughout the day, and time for lunch.

For more details and to Register: Please click here to register.

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Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals training course

The ISACA Vancouver chapter would like to extend an invitation to all our members for our upcoming Cybersecurity Nexus Fundamentals training course on October 1 and 2, 2016. Limited spots are still available for this free course! .

Presentation overview: Security is not rocket science! Developing an effective and efficient enterprise security program starts with strong culture and risk communication. Ditch the old school security ways and embrace the millennial approach.

Date:October 1 and 2, 2016 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on both days
Where: Deloitte Learning Centre - 1055 Dunsmuir Street, 26th Floor
Cost: Free

Please e-mail Don Reyes (don.reyes@ca.ey.com) if you are interested in attending to receive the Eventbrite invitation.

For more details: Please click here.

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COBIT 5 Assessor for Security Course (Earn 16 CPEs)

Date: December 1 - 2, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Cost: $650 CAD (optional exam $250 USD extra)
Location: Deloitte, 2800-1055 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC

For more details and to Register: Please click here.


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