2016/17 Monthly Education Sessions

ISACA-IIA Vancouver Chapters Social Mixer

Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017
Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: ISACA/IIA Members – Free (Please note that this is a highly sought after event, all registrants who do not show up will be charged a $50 no show fee.)

Location: Steamworks - 375 Water Street Vancouver, V6B 5C6 (near Waterfront Skytrain)

The Vancouver chapters of IIA and ISACA are once again organizing the annual popular social mixer for members of our two chapters. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow IIA and ISACA members in a cozy and fun atmosphere, increase your professional network and win door prizes. While attendance is free, we ask that you please register for the event for logistics purposes as we have a limited number of spaces.

4:30 pm Doors open & Registration
5:15 pm Welcome and Introductions by Chapter Presidents and MNP
5:20 pm Fireside Chat and Q&A
5:35 pm - 7:30 pm Networking and Canapes

Alden E. Habacon, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and Board Member of S.U.C.C.E.S.S Vancouver will give a “fireside chat” on “Celebrating Diverse Workplaces, Accelerating Value”.

Alden has over ten years of experience in leading the development, implementation and staff engagement of strategy towards diversity and inclusion, organizational culture change, interculturalism and social sustainability. He is a sought-after speaker, diversity consultant and intercultural trainer and facilitator, providing innovative perspectives and tools for managing complex intercultural issues and achieving socially sustainable communities and workplaces. He is well known for helping organizations harness diversity to achieve strategic goals and for introducing Multiculturalism 2.0 and 3.0 throughout Canada and abroad.

To register, please click here.

We are looking forward to see you there!




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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Concepts & Application to Security

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

Location:Deloitte, 1055 Dunsmuir St, #2800, Vancouver, BC V7X – 28th Floor (near Burrard Skytrain)

Light lunch is included.

Presentation overview:

Artificial Intelligence Concepts & Application to Security

This lunchtime education session provides an overview of fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) concepts, highlights recent significant breakthroughs, and considers how AI will facilitate a step change in the cyber security field. This session will introduce how AI works, current applications of AI to cyber security problems, and “moon shot” applications under development that are soon to be a reality.

Speaker overview:

Rob Witcher

Rob is a Senior Manager, in the Cyber Security practice of Deloitte. He has over a decade of experience in security, privacy, and cyber assurance. He specializes in assessing privacy and security controls in BC public sector entities and in complex, multi-national organizations facing significant privacy and security challenges.

Rob is currently leading security & privacy engagements within the BC public sector and delivering CISSP, CCSP and other security courses in Canada, the US, and Europe. He holds security and privacy certifications including CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, PMP, CISA, CISM, CIPM and MCSE:Security.

Michael Cavallin

Michael is a Consultant at Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice based in Victoria, BC. As a fourth year UVIC engineering student very close to graduation, he represents the newest generation entering the Cyber Security industry. At Deloitte, he works on vulnerability assessments and identity and access management. His personal “White Hat” cyber security work has discovered and reported multiple security vulnerabilities involving the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, Industrial Control System vendors, Defense Research and Development Canada and university systems.

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June Education Event and Annual General Meeting (Earn 2 CPE’s)

Date:Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:11:30AM - 2:00PM
AGM: Free to all members
Cost: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 will be served.

AGM: 11:30AM to 12:00PM:
1) Annual Outgoing ISACA Vancouver President Re-cap
2) Annual Incoming ISACA Vancouver President Welcoming Message
12:00PM to approx. 2:00PM
3) Lunch & June Education Session: Panel discussion (more details to be posted here soon)

If you're a member, join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will precede the June Education Event. 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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 Cancellations/Transfers & Refunds

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