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ISACA Ottawa Chapter - October 2017 Updates and Events Newsletter 10/19/2017 8:24 AM

UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Save these dates on your calendar you don't want to miss them!
  
20-24 October 2017 0900-1600

Enterprise Architecture / TOGAF Course
Presenter: Bob Weisman, Build The Vision
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
Cost: " Implementing EA in Government and Business"
ISACA/AEA Member – $1800 plus taxes/person
Non-Member - $2,250 plus taxes/person
Cost: " EA Using TOGAF 9 Practitioner Course"
ISACA/AEA Member - $2400* plus taxes/person
Non-Member - $(C)2,850* plus taxes/person
* includes exam voucher and study guides

For Registration or Information: email to registration@buildthevision.ca or info@buildthevision.ca

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
These are intense, business oriented four or five (4 or 5) day courses for practitioners, managers and directors focusing on a benefit driven approach to conducting Enterprise Architecture in Government and business. It covers numerous EA Frameworks, focusing on TOGAF (the core of the courses is a TOGAF accredited Practitioner Course) and illustrates numerous deliverables. The course will prepare individuals to conduct /manage EA using global best practices and case studies. The courses also cover the integration of EA with Business Planning, Governance, Portfolio Management (i.e. PMBOK, PRINCE2), Systems Development (i.e. SDLC) and Operations Management (e.g. ITIL) and addresses how typical Government initiatives (e.g. Accountability, Reference Models, Shared Services) fit. The format will be a mixture of teaching, and EA case studies. Capability Based Planning will be explained and used.

• The "Implementing EA Course" will prepare students to implement EA. The course includes Course Notes/Resources.
• The "TOGAF 9.1 Practitioners Course" students will be ready to write the TOGAF 9 Certification Exams and the course will include exam vouchers, TOGAF 9 Study Guides (Parts 1 and 2), Practice exams, Course Notes and a Tutorial.
• PMPs can apply for PDUs under continuing education.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
The CEO and course instructor is Robert Weisman MSc, PEng, PMP, CD. Bob has 35 years of experience and has been an Enterprise Architecture (EA) practitioner since 1993 in Canada, Australia, Europe and the US in both government (25 years) and private (10 years) sectors. He was a major contributor to The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF®) Version 9 & 9.1 and is heavily involved in the next version of TOGAF. Bob is president of the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) Ottawa, VP - ISACA Ottawa and a member of the IIBA, PMI, IEEE, PEO, and AFCEA. Bob is pursuing his Phd in e-Business, Part-time Professor (new Masters EA Course) and Engineer in Residence at the University of Ottawa.
 
6-7 November 2017 0900-1600

Cyber-Security (CSX) Foundations Course
Presenter: Steven Lavergne Bank of Canada
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
Cost: $250 for ISACA members and $500 for non-members.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: The protection of information is a critical function for all enterprises. Cybersecurity is a growing and rapidly changing field, and it is crucial that the central concepts that frame and define this increasingly pervasive field are understood by professionals who are involved and concerned with the security implications of Information Technology (IT). The CSX Fundamentals Workshop is designed for this purpose, as well as to provide insight into the importance of cybersecurity, and the integral role of cybersecurity professionals

This 2 day workshop offers expert instruction on foundational areas of cyber security and will show participants how to: understand basic cyber security concepts and definitions; apply cyber security architecture principles; identify components of a cyber security architecture; understand malware analysis concepts and methodology; and recognize the methodologies and techniques for detecting host and network-based intrusions via intrusion detection technologies. The workshop qualifies for 15 continuing professional education (CPE) hours, and will also prepare learners for the CSX Fundamentals exam as part of ISACA's Cybersecurity Fundamentals program which offers a knowledge-based certificate in the introductory concepts that frame and define the standards, guidelines and practices of the industry.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Steve Lavergne is a Senior Cyber Security Analyst and Project Manager with the Bank of Canada. He is currently responsible for leading security governance, risk and compliance activities, while also managing the development and maintenance of cyber security directives, standards and processes. Steve volunteers as a Director and a CSXF Trainer with ISACA-Ottawa Chapter, and serves as a Vice President for ISSA-Ottawa.
 
16 November 2017 1500-1700

Master-data Management Workshop
Presenter: Phil Dana,  Dun & Bradstreet
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
Registration information coming soon!
 

4-5 December 2017 0900-1700

COBIT 5 Foundation Course
Presenter: Steven Tremblay,  Excelsatech
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
Cost: $1300 for non-members and $750 for members

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
This two (2) day course introduces the candidate to the five basic principles which are covered in detail and includes extensive guidance on enablers for governance and management of IT.  The foundational CoBiT 5 knowledge provided through this course will prepare/qualify candidates for the official Peoplecert COBIT 5 certification examination. The exam will be available to each participant through an Exam Voucher, allowing the exam to be taken at the conclusion of the course or within 30 days.  Upon success in this exam, the candidate will receive the official Peoplecert COBIT 5 certification. This course also qualifies for 15 CPEs and includes course materials, as well as the following food & beverage provided each day of the course: light breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon coffee. Contact communications@isaca-ottawa.ca to obtain a course syllabus.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Mr. Tremblay is a university graduate (computers science - Expert Systems and Artificial Intelligence) from the Royal Military College of Canada. He worked as an Air Force officer in the Canadian Forces for 22 years and now heads a company, Excelsa Technologies Consulting Inc., providing consulting and training services in Canada since 2004. He is certified 'Project Management, in Governance, and certified ITIL® Master. He is certified as a Consultant Manager and Auditor in IT Services ISO/IEC 20000 and also advanced in ISO/IEC 27002. Finally, Mr. Tremblay is certified as a TIPA® Lead Assessor. Mr. Tremblay provides expert management consulting and training services in information technology and he has authored many course material, such as ITIL®, ISO, COBIT® 5 Foundation and Assessor, and more.

Mr. Tremblay is also the Chair for Canada for the work of the ISO Committee 1/Sub-Committee 40/IT Service Management and Governance, and responsible for ensuring the views of Canada to the evolution of the ISO/ IEC 20000, ISO/IEC 38500, ISO/IEC 30105 and other closely related standards.

8 December 2017 1500-1700

Government of Canada Strategic Reference Model (GSRM)
Presenter: Gary Doucet VP, D4IS
150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
Information Coming Soon!


ISACA Ottawa Chapter - September 2017 Updates and Events Newsletter 9/18/2017 2:11 PM

We are kicking off our 2017-2018 season in style with our Annual September Networking Event.  Don't miss this great opportunity to mingle with fellow colleagues and members. Register today! Hope to see you there!

ISACA OVC Annual Meet & Greet - Wine & Cheese Networking Event
September 28, 2017
3 pm - 6 pm
Royal Canadian Officers Mess
78 Lisgar Street
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/isaca-aea-wine-and-cheese-networking-event-tickets-37814254453

The annual Meet and Greet - Certifications Wine and Cheese Networking Event, kicks off the 2017/2018 AEA / ISACA events schedule. Mingle with colleagues and meet the ISACA / AEA certification directors for Information Systems Audit, Information Security Manager, Risk Management, Cybersecurity, Governance Enterprise IT, TOGAF, Archimate, FAIR (risk management) and IT4IT.

Enjoy the Royal Canadian Navy Officers Mess venue. For students, look at taking out a student membership for ISACA and/or AEA and use these professional associations as a gateway for the future. Please no jeans and shoes must be worn. See you there !!! 

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Save these dates on your calendar!
 
12 October 2017 1500-1700
Cyber Security Month - Insecurity in Information Security
Presenter: Tanya Janca
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 (KPMG)
 
16-20 October 2017 0900-1600
Enterprise Architecture / TOGAF Course
Presenter: Bob Weisman, Build The Vision
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
6-7 November 2017 0900-1600
Cyber-Security (CSX) Foundations Course
Presenter: Steven Lavergne Bank of Canada
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
16 November 2017 1500-1700
Master-data Management Workshop
Presenter: Phil Dana,  Dun & Bradstreet
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
4-5 December 2017 0900-1700
COBIT 5 Foundation Course
Presenter: Steven Tremblay,  Excelsatech
Locaton: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
8 December 2017 1500-1700
Government of Canada Strategic Reference Model (GSRM)
Presenter: Gary Doucet VP, D4IS
150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG


ISACA Ottawa Chapter - August 2017 Updates and Events Newsletter9/18/2017 2:02 PM

We are welcoming the new 2017-2018 ISACA OVC year with an events calendar that is shaping up to be absolutely spectacular! See below for upcoming events but first....

ISACA June AGM - Follow up

A HUGE thank you to our guest speakers and members who attended our June AGM.  For your reference:
-Dr. Philip Elsas (Redcanari) – Next Generation Auditing: Cyber Secured Business Assurance.
-Dr. James Denford – Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston Ontario) – “Public Sector IT Governance Lessons from US State and Federal Governments? How Can They Help Canada Improve?” Public Sector Governance Lessons
-Bruno Couillard (Crypto4A) – “The Cryptographic Underpinning of Enterprise Security Infrastructure” Assured CyberSecurity

Special Thanks

A special thank you was given to KPMG this summer by Board of Directors member Robert Weisman for their continued venue support for our events.

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SPECIAL EVENT - ISACA Montreal Chapter

7th September, 2017
Harvesting Value from IT (Seminar)
 
The ISACA Montreal Chapter invites you to its special full-day “Harvesting Value from IT” seminar event, which will be held on September 7, 2017. Hosted by one of Canada's top IT leaders, Mr. Robert Collins, and Sprott School of Business’ Dr. Gerald Grant, this seminar guides attendees through new models for approaching investments in Information Technology.
 
Please note that the event will be held in English only.

Seminar
This unique learning experience seminar is an interactive training session, which includes presentations, exercises and open discussions. It provides business and IT executives with new insights on how to manage IT to deliver real value to the organization. It also challenges current thinking, combining extensive academic research in real world settings with ideas tested and implemented in practice.
 
New models will be introduced in order to help IT and other professionals achieve real business value from their IT investments. These include:
 
•The Value Cycle: A means to communicate value that creates real and lasting alignment
•The Value Realization Cycle: A model that shows how investments in technology become translated into measurable business value
•The Agricultural Model: An approach to technology investments and systems that focuses on results, not just budgets and schedules
 
Attendees are encouraged to bring a real-world challenge from their organization with them to discuss as part of the seminar. It is most effective when two (or more) people, one from IT and another from a part of the organization expecting to see value from IT investments, attend together.
 
CPEs will be allocated in accordance to ISACA rules.
 
Intended Audiences
•CIOs and senior IT executives
•CFOs and financial leaders
•Line-of-business leaders
•Internal and external auditors
 
Facilitators
The seminar facilitators are authors of a recently released new book, The Value Imperative: Harvesting Value from Your It Initiatives, which will be provided to all attendees.
 
Mr. Robert Collins
Rob Collins is a technology executive with more than 35 years experience. He was the Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on eGovernment for the City of Ottawa. He also spent twenty years with Cognos, Inc., including roles as product line Vice-President and Chief Information Officer.
 
Dr. Gerald Grant
Dr. Gerald Grant is Director of the Centre for Information Technology, Organizations, and People (CITOP) and Associate Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University in Ottawa. His work focuses on the strategic management of information systems in organizations, particularly on issues around governance of IT in organizational and inter-organizational settings.
 
Testimonial
“Robert Collins was a speaker at the 2016 CxO Summit in Montreal. His ‘Harvesting value from IT initiative’ presentation resonated with our audience of senior technology leaders. He gave them a different perspective on IT initiatives, clear advice and, most importantly, actionable suggestions.” - Vincent Milette, Senior Vice-President of ISACA Montreal Chapter
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Save these dates on your calendar!
 
28th September 2017 1500-1800
Wine and Cheese Networking Event
Time and Place TBD
 
12 October 2017 1500-1700
Cyber Security Month - Insecurity in Information Security
Presenter: Tanya Janca
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 (KPMG)
 
16-20 October 2017 0900-1600
Enterprise Architecture / TOGAF Course
Presenter: Bob Weisman, Build The Vision
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
6-7 November 2017 0900-1600
Cyber-Security (CSX) Foundations Course
Presenter: Steven Lavergne Bank of Canada
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
16 November 2017 1500-1700
Master-data Management Workshop
Presenter: Phil Dana,  Dun & Bradstreet
Location: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
4-5 December 2017 0900-1700
COBIT 5 Foundation Course
Presenter: Steven Tremblay,  Excelsatech
Locaton: 150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG
 
8 December 2017 1500-1700
Government of Canada Strategic Reference Model (GSRM)
Presenter: Gary Doucet VP, D4IS
150 Elgin, Ottawa – Suite 1800 KPMG


ISACA President's Note8/17/2015 9:04 AM

On June 2, 2015, we held our Annual General Meeting during which we hosted a very informative panel discussion on data loss prevention. The AGM was a great success with well over 100 registered participants; more than any past AGM the chapter has seen.  I wish to sincerely thank our panelists and Board members who helped make the AGM this great.
 
During the AGM, each of our Board Members had the opportunity to provide highlights from the Annual Report of the various activities the Board has led over the last year; including our programming, academic relations, certifications, membership, finance, and marketing. If you have not already read the previously circulated, I encourage you to do so.
 
The AGM also gave us the opportunity to thank departing Board members, recognize newly certified members, and present our revised bylaws.
 
A significant portion of the AGM was dedicated to electing the new Board for 2015-17.  You will find the new Board Roster elected at our AGM.  I invite you to reach out to any of us with questions and comments that you may have, and wish to remind you that we are actively looking for chapter members to be involved in one of our committees or advisory positions. Our most pressing current requirement is for the Programs Committee, to help us plan, coordinate and carry out our various events for the year.
 
I feel again quite privileged to have been elected as Chapter President, and look forward to working with our dynamic new Board over the next two years!
 
Merci, Alain
 
 
Alain Rocan, CISA, CPA, CA, CIA, CISSP, CIPP/C
President | Président
ISACA Ottawa Valley Chapter |Section de la Vallée de l’Outaouais
president@isaca-ottawa.ca