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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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CISO Executive Summit Vancouver BC

Securing our organizations is both an exciting and daunting task; it takes true partnership and real leadership. For today’s CISOs, building a powerful peer network is not just necessary, it’s the difference between success and failure. No one can solve the security industry’s challenges alone. But together we can take the security industry into the future. Built “by CISOs, for CISOs”, the fifth annual Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit combines exclusive content and networking for the benefit of every CISO who attends. Our time is our most expensive asset and our peers are our most valuable resource — it’s time we leverage these to better our leadership, secure our organizations and strengthen our economy.

Date: Tuesday June 7th, 2016
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

For further details and registration (RSVP), please click here.

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NYIT Vancouver’s 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

NYIT Vancouver’s 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Symposium will focus on the topic of “Managing Cybersecurity Risks”. This event will feature a talented group of panellists with prior experience in corporate and government organizations, to bring to our panel discussion perspectives as academics, consultants, directors, and specialists locally and from around the world.

DATE: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Vancity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8

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Ladi Adefala - Senior Security Strategist, Fortinet
Ladi Adefala is a passionate cybersecurity professional with a broad range of expertise that spans multiple security domains including security strategy, solution architectures, SIEMs, IDS/IPS, web security solutions, security assessments, network security, threat management, NAC and security training. Adefala’s background in information technology and security began with stints at Red Hat Consulting, AT&T and World Wide Technology Inc. Adefala has served in a variety of strategic technical and leadership roles that span a variety of disciplines including enterprise network, mobility, data center and advanced cybersecurity solutions.

Ajai Sehgal - Chief Technology Officer, Hootsuite
Ajai joined Hootsuite as its CTO/CIO in April 2014, leading Software Engineering, IT, Security, and Operations. Prior to Hootsuite, Ajai spent 16 years with the Canadian Armed Forces before joining Microsoft in Redmond WA as a Software Engineering Lead. While at Microsoft, he helped found and scale Expedia from a small group of 40 people within Microsoft into a new public company that became the world’s largest travel agency. He later helped establish Groupon's travel business as VP of Product & Technology. With more than 30 years of experience, Ajai specializes in the global scaling of SaaS technology and is leading Hootsuite technology through the next step in its evolution.

Irwan Tjan - Chief Information Security Officer, Hootsuite
As Hootsuite’s Chief Information Security Officer, Irwan Tjan leads the security and compliance team in weaving controls into the culture, technology and process throughout the company. This not only involves the initial creation of a security department, but the right controls, metrics, policies and processes that go along with it. He is involved in the day-to-day operations which entail incident response, architecture review, governance, risk management, compliance and security operations. Tjan has more than 20 years of security, compliance, audit, consulting and technology experience from notable companies such as Expedia Inc., Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Ernst & Young LLP.

Leopold de Souza - Senior Manager, Technology Planning, City of Vancouver
Leo de Sousa is the Senior Manager, Technology Planning for the City of Vancouver and Adjunct Faculty member of the New York Institute of Technology, Vancouver Campus. Leo has 30 years of experience in the IT industry in Canada, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. He earned a Master of Science in Information Management from Syracuse University. He consults on implementing enterprise architecture, IT service management, project portfolio management and team leadership/development. He also writes a blog Enterprise Architecture: Practical Approaches and is active on Twitter @leodesousa.

For Registration, 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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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.