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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!

How to Run a Phishing Simulation Test with Live Demo

Date and Time:September 25, 2018, 11:45am to 2:00pm (registration starts at 11:45am and lunch at 12pm)
Location: Law Courts Inn 800 Smithe Street - 4th Floor
Cost: Non-Members: $45 Members: $40 Students: $30

Join us at our first and exciting topic for this year! This session will present how to run a phishing simulation test with a live demo. The speakers will present how to conduct situational awareness campaigns using KnowBe4 and Cofense/PhishMe products. This session will be of particular interest to anyone planning to conduct phishing simulations or to those that are interested in learning about the tools and techniques available. .

Speaker Backgrounds::

ROB BEHROUZIAN - Rob works as IT assurance manager for the lower mainland health authorities (FHA/FNHA/PHC/PHSA/VCH). He has been in the IT industry for more than 15 years and has worked in variety of IT roles such as: assurance, advisory, compliance, IT operation, systems engineer, consultant, technical trainer, and unified messaging engineer. Rob has served on the ISACA Vancouver Chapter Board as Past President, President, Vice President, and Certifications Director and volunteer. Outside of work, Rob enjoys coaching & refereeing volleyball, playing tennis and hiking.

ROBERT FLAHERTY - Account Manager Western Canada at Cofense Robert has been involved in the world of Information Technology for the past 20 years. Robert was with Data Protection and Security giant Symantec for 6 years before his wife came up with the idea for the family to quit their jobs, rent out their Vancouver townhouse and travel the globe. This turned in to an 832 day adventure and upon their return to Canada in 2016, they settled down in Victoria BC. Robert is now with the Cybersecurity company COFENSE (formerly PhishMe) whose focus is to help stop phishing attacks in progress and therefore help reduce organizational risk.

JEFF RAYMOND - Sales Engineer at Cofense Jeff is an established security professional that has worked across multiple security disciplines ranging from start-up to large technology companies. Starting his career as "the IT guy" at a small company, he saw many of the cybersecurity threats plaguing the industry. While researching tools to mitigate these risks, he noticed a common denominator-phishing. He saw that phishing attacks were harassing companies large and small and knew there had to be a way to combat these threats. Now, working as a Solutions Engineer for COFENSE (formerly PhishMe), he consults companies on how to create mature phishing defense programs.

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SheLeadTech Events

SheLeadsTech Vancouver Chapter Networking Event
Today's cybersecurity professionals tend to be predominantly male and come from an information technology background which suggests that there may be significant untapped potential to address the cyber talent shortage through greater inclusion. According to a survey conducted by Deloitte Canada, the average Canadian cybersecurity team is only 29% female!

This needs to CHANGE!

We need women to be a part of our industry if we are going to meet demand and enable Metro Vancouver’s public, private and academic sectors to realize the positive potential of technology.
SheLeadsTech is an ISACA program that seeks to address the under-representation of women in technology related professions. Supported by the ISACA Vancouver Chapter, SheLeadsTech Vancouver is a program which will support women in technology and students exploring technology related roles and studying technology related courses through networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities.
The ISACA Vancouver Chapter, Cmd and Envision Financial are excited to bring you a networking event and celebration of the SheLeadsTech Vancouver program. Join us Thursday, October 11, 2018 to learn more about the program and hear from Jo-Ann Smith, Director, Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy from Absolute Software who’ll share her career journey, how it is possible to break barriers and what we all can do to prepare the next generation of female leadership.

We hope you will join us as we work to make a difference for everyone in tech!

For more info or to sign-up, please visit:

About Cmd
Cmd allows organizations to proactively secure their Linux environment like never before. Enjoy unprecedented real-time visibility into user actions, customizable controls, and the ability to stop commands pre-execution without the need for human intervention. Get ahead of the potential breach and block malicious attackers without blocking business. It’s the solution your DevOps and SecOps teams can finally agree upon.
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About Envision Financial
Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, is one of British Columbia's leading financial services providers. With roots in local agriculture and fishing industries, the credit union is a member-owned cooperative with a proud history of meeting British Columbians' financial needs for nearly 70 years.
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