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ISACA Vancouver Annual General Meeting (AGM) and our June Educational Session:

Internal Auditors' Aiming to Stay Ahead of the Technological Curve; Certifications and Other Toolkits

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (2 CPE Hours)
Cost: AGM: Free to all members
Lunch Session: ISACA Members - $50; Future Members - $55; Students - $30 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)

Location: The Sutton Place Hotel - 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver

A full 3 course lunch is included.

Agenda:
1) Annual Outgoing ISACA Vancouver President Re-cap
2) Annual Incoming ISACA Vancouver President Welcoming Message
3) June Education Session

Invited Audience:
CIOs, CxOs, Senior Management, IT Governance, IT Management, Information Security Management, Risk Management, and IT Assurance professionals. 

Overview
Today's business is intertwined with IT so much that traditional Internal Audit must keep up not only traditional audit skills and knowledge domains, but also keep abreast of disruptor technologies like Internet of Things, Cloud technologies, Social Media, and mobile applications.

How does the traditional internal auditor keep up with IT? Certifications? And which ones? On the job training? And how? Mentorships? And with whom? How much of an IT Auditor does an Internal Auditor have to be?

Find out from our panelists how Internal Audit needs to find as many ways as possible to keep up with the blistering pace of technology change in the business world today.

• Michael Argast (Director of TELUS Security Solutions)
• Bill Kessels (Partner - Ernst & Young LLP, BC Risk Leader, Advisory Services)
• Sharon Walker (Audit Director - Community Living of BC - a BC Crown Corporation)
• Dominic Vogel (Enterprise Security Analyst - First West Credit Union)

Registration: ISACA Vancouver Chapter uses secure online registration process which accepts Paypal and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express)

To register for this event, please go to our website www.isaca-vancouver.org.

Join our group on Linkedin.com Please join us by clicking the ISACA Vancouver Chapter LinkedIn Group.

ISACA Vancouver AGM: Gaining Momentum in the Business Community...
If you're a member, join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) preceding the above presentation. 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 Privacy & Security Awareness Day, 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!

 

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March Education Event

Finding the Needle in your Network Security Haystack

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (2 CPE Hours)
Cost: ISACA Members - $50; Future Members - $55; Students - $30 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)

Location: Thursday, June 18, 2015

A full 3 course lunch is included.

Invited Audience:
CIOs, CxOs, Senior Management, IT Governance, IT Management, Information Security Management, Risk Management, and IT Assurance professionals.

Overview:
Finding an adversary within our networks can seem like a daunting task. With the operational burden of hunting through tens of thousands of alerts each day, how do we know how to prioritize what we need to focus on? Who’s attacking us? What do they want? What did they steal? Better yet, how do we even respond? Boards generally have four questions when a breach happens: Who breached us? What did they steal? Are they still in our systems? Do we have the security measures to make sure we can respond to potential future breaches on a timely basis?

In this session, we will dig deeper into how we can do a better job of operationalizing our security program to provide answers to these questions. We will dig into the types of intelligence that matters and some of the tactics, techniques and procedures advanced attackers are using to breach environments, maintain persistence and exfiltrate your data.

Biography:
Jamie Haggett is a Consulting Systems Engineer at FireEye, Inc. Jamie is focused on helping organizations with a low risk tolerance combat highly complex cyber security challenges by helping them integrate people, process and technology using intelligence as a cornerstone to their security programs. Jamie has over 13 years experience in cyber security working in various sectors such as Government, Energy, Finance and Technology. Prior to FireEye, Jamie lead the mobile security efforts in global capacity with a leading Internet Security firm.

Registration:
ISACA Vancouver Chapter uses secure online registration process which accepts Paypal and all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).  Please select the March Education Event from the Paypal web parts on the right, or below.

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‘COBIT 5 Assessor’ highly sought after course is being offered for the first time in BC. (Limited space available)

Looking to improve your organization’s effectiveness and process capabilities? Join others to take the COBIT 5 Assessor 3-day course offered by ISACA/IIA Vancouver and Victoria Chapters. The course provides a basis for assessing an enterprise’s process capabilities against the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM). Evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities, this model helps IT leaders gain C-level and board member buy-in for change and improvement initiatives. See course description below for more details.

PREREQUISITE: To register for the course you need to be familiar with COBIT 5. To register for the exam you need to be certified in COBIT 5 Foundation.

Target Audience: Senior IT Management, Seniors Business Managers, IT Auditors, IT Managers, IT Quality Professionals, IT Process Owners & Process Managers, Governance Managers, Internal and external auditors, IT consultants, Audit Managers / Directors / Chiefs

Date: October, 2015

 

COBIT 5 Assessor Course Description

The COBIT 5 Assessor course provides a basis for assessing an enterprise’s process capabilities against the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM). Evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities, this model helps IT leaders gain C-level and board member buy-in for change and improvement initiatives.

Assessment results provide a determination of process capability. They can be used for process improvement, delivering value to the business, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organizational compliance.

COBIT 5 is the internationally accepted best practice framework for IT governance and control. With a focus on managing processes, COBIT has helped organisations bridge the gaps between control requirements, regulatory compliance and business risks and to significantly increase the value of their investment in IT.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will understand

• How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5
• How to apply the Process Assessment Model (The PAM) in performing a process capability assessment Specifically:
      o To use the Process Reference Model, in particular to be able to use the 37 processes outlined in the PRM
      o To apply and analyse the measurement model in assessing process capability levels
      o To apply and analyse the capability dimension using generic criteria outlined in the PAM
• How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process
• How to perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide Specifically:
      o Initiate a process assessment o Scope an assessment, using the tools provided and the PAM for the selection of the appropriate processes
      o Plan and brief the teams o Collect and validate the data
      o Do a process attribute rating
      o Report the findings of the assessment
• How to use the self-assessment guide

 

Benefits for Individuals

• Understand levels of IT-related risk and make informed decisions to reduce information security incidents. Deliver this understanding and risk awareness to improve prevention, detection and recovery within an organization. • Provide tools for organizations to maintain high quality information to support business decisions. • Help an organization to meet with regulatory and statutory or government requirements. • Understand COBIT approach to governance and its relationship with other IT best practices.

 

Benefits for Organizations

• Achieve strategic goals and realise business benefits through the effective and innovative use of IT. • Support compliance with relevant laws, regulations, contractual agreements and policies and gain competitive edge over other organizations. • Reduce complexity and increase cost-effectiveness due to improved and easier integration of information security standards, good practices and/or sector-specific guidelines resulting in operational excellence through reliable, efficient application of technology. • Improved integration of information security in the enterprise, resulting in increased user satisfaction with information security arrangements and outcomes.

 

Exam Format

• Objective testing • 8 questions per paper with 10 marks available per question • 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50% • 2 ½ hours duration • Open book (‘COBIT 5 Assessor Guide: Using COBIT 5’ and ‘COBIT Process Assessment Model (PAM): Using COBIT 5’ books only).

 May Education Event

 Registration - Education Session

 Cancellations/Transfers & Refunds

All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing - please send an email to registration@isaca-vancouver.org. 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.