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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


Shadow IT - The not so hidden risk?

Date:Wednesday, 18th January 2017
Time:12:00 - 2:00PM
Cost:ISACA Members - $25; Future Members - $30; Students - $20 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)

Location:NYIT, 701 W Georgia St #1700 – Canada room (NYIT is located at the intersection of Georgia & Granville)

Light lunch is included.

For more details and to Register: Please click here.

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How to implement NIST Cybersecurity Framework using COBIT 5

Date:February 16 – 17, 2017
Time:8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost:CA$650.00

Location:Deloitte, 2800-1055 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC

Presentation overview:

This two-day course is based on the ISACA Guide, ‘Implementing NIST Cybersecurity Framework Using COBIT 5’, which provides guidance in the implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) through a seven-step process, aligned with COBIT5 principles.

The purpose of this course is to provide candidates’ knowledge and understanding of the CSF, its goals, the implementation steps, and the ability to apply this information.

The course material is supported by practical exercises and case-based scenarios. Candidates learn how to apply the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) through the seven-step process.

For more details and to Register: Please click here.


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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.