Monthly Education Sessions

Make Information Governance Work for you

Date: Thursday, May 12th 2016
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (2 CPE Hours)
Cost: FREE Event - Sponsored by Veritas Technologies LLC

Location: Steamworks, 375 Water Street, Vancouver (at Water Street and W. Cordova, near the Waterfront Station)

A full 3 course lunch is included.

Description: As data growth and fragmentation accelerate, their effects impact retention management, data protection, privacy, security, and risk, discovery, compliance, end user productivity, and more. Simply mitigating impacts only pushes the problem downstream, making it more complex and expensive. Information Governance is used to address root causes, maximizing the value of information while minimizing costs and risks. For many, Information Governance can appear daunting, with mountains of data, regulations, competing priorities, and no clear direction.

During the session we will answer the following questions:
Better understand Information Governance, its challenges, and its benefits
Look at active and passive approaches that automatically map information to enable decisions and how integrated technology and processes can deliver action
Discuss how to incorporate information governance into new and existing initiatives
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Bio: Chris Stapenhurst is a member of the Veritas Information Intelligence Group and is the Veritas Information Governance Architect in Canada. Having worked in the industry in Canada for many years, Chris has helped hundreds of organizations solve for information governance challenges coast to coast, from the smallest organizations to the largest. Chris spends most of his time engaging clients directly and works closely with Veritas sales, engineering, product management and marketing. When not directly advising others, Chris is often traveling to local and international events speaking and involved in the information governance community..

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Annual General Meeting and June Education Session - A spotlight on Audit, Risk and Compliance

Date: Friday, June 3, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM (AGM)
          12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (Education Session 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.

          1) Annual Outgoing ISACA Vancouver President Re-cap
          2) Annual Incoming ISACA Vancouver President Welcoming Message
          3) June Education Session – A spotlight on Audit, Risk and Compliance

How do we quantify risk and make sure we are spending in the right areas? How do we manage reputation risk? With so many different standards, regulations, requirements and legislation out there, how do you remain compliant? ISACA Vancouver has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers from various industries to share their insight and experience. Find out from our panelists what the Risk professional needs to do in response to risk, including the ever increasing focus on cybersecurity and obtain career tips/advice for the ISACA professional.

· Bill Kessels (Partner - Ernst & Young LLP, BC Risk Leader, Advisory Services)
· Peter Guo (Partner – MNP LLP, BC Leader, Enterprise Risk Services)
· Tracey Swain (lululemon athletica, VP Internal Audit)
· Chris Smysnuck (Teekay Shipping Corporation, Director, Internal Audit)
· April Sather (First West Credit Union, AVP IT)

ISACA Vancouver AGM:
If you're a member, join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) preceding the above panel discussion.  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 Aware, 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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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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COBIT 5 Assessor for Security Course (Earn 16 CPEs)

Date: December 1 - 2, 2016
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Cost:$650 CAD (optional exam $350 USD extra)

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

COBIT 5 Assessor for Security course provides a basis for assessing an enterprise’s IT process capabilities against the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM). The COBIT 5 Assessor course 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. You can apply to become a COBIT Certified Assessor after taking this course and successfully passing the exam and the COBIT 5 Foundation exam. COBIT 5 Certified Assessors have demonstrated experience in planning, building, running and/or monitoring IT processes.

Participants are highly recommended to read: “The Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5” and “The Process Assessment Model (PAM): Using COBIT” available on

Target Audience:

Internal and external auditors
IT auditors
IT consultants
IT management
Cybersecurity & Information Security professionals

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:

To use the Process Reference Model, in particular to be able to use the 37 processes outlined in the PRM
To apply and analyze the measurement model in assessing process capability levels
To apply and analyze 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:

Initiate a process assessment
Scope an assessment, using the tools provided and the PAM for the selection of the appropriate processes
Plan and brief the teams
Collect and validate the data
Do a process attribute rating
Report the findings of the assessment
How to use the self-assessment guide

Course Outline

• Course Introduction
• COBIT 5.0 Overview, Principles, Goal Cascade recap
• Recap of Process Assessment Model ( PAM)
• Roles, responsibilities and Competencies
• Initiate an Assessment
• Scope an assessment
• Plan an assessment
• Brief to the team
• Data Collection
• Data Validation
• Process Attribute Rating
• Assessment Reporting
• Sample exam
• Exam (Optional)

Exam Details

· Objective testing
· 8 questions per paper with 10 marks available per question (80 questions)
· 40 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
· 2 ½ hours duration ( Non-native English speaking delegates will receive additional 40 Minutes)
· Open book, Using COBIT 5 books only. (‘COBIT 5 Assessor Guide: Using COBIT 5’ and ‘Process Assessment Model: Using COBIT 5’ ).

More Information can be found here.

 Cancellations/Transfers & Refunds

All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing - please send an email to 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.