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Welcome to the ISACA Iowa Chapter

Our aim is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the region.


October Chapter Meeting Announcement

RSVP: to by noon on Friday, October 11, 2019
DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
TIME: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Registration begins at 11:15, lunch from 11:30 to 12:00, presentation from 12:00 to 1:00 PM)
WHERE: Embassy Club West - 520 Market St, West Des Moines, IA 50266
TOPIC: SIEM (Security information and event management)
COST: Members - $10, Non-Members - $20 Payable by cash, check, or PayPal (the chapter will send an invoice for PayPal registration fee payments)
CPE: Participants earn 1.0 CPE for attendance

Security Information and Event Management SIEMs provide real-time analysis of security alerts generated by applications and network hardware. This presentation will discuss theory, implementation strategies, product vetting, design considerations roll out recommendations and bring it all back together with a few use cases.

ProCircular is a dedicated cybersecurity and compliance firm that provides organizations with practical expertise and guidance to manage risk, improve security readiness, meet regulatory commitments, and continually address the latest cyber threats.

SPEAKER BIO (Bryan Prather-Huff): Bryan lives at the intersection of technology and problem-solving. With a deep background in computer science, mathematics, and academic research, and prior roles as a systems administrator and software developer, given an IT the problem, Prather-Huff lives to figure out how things work, and then make them work even better. Feeling right at home on red, blue, or purple teams, Prather-Huff brings sound analysis and practical precision to every system he strengthens. ProCircular’s clients can be assured, if their systems have been tested by Prather-Huff’s qualified and careful mind, they’re prepared for real-world attempts at incursion.

SPEAKER BIO (Aaron R. Warner): Aaron has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, security, and risk management. He specializes in organizational security and applying technology, process, and people to solve complex challenges. As the CIO and CTO of biotech leader Integrated DNA Technologies, Aaron assembled an amazing team of bright people who grew IDT from 13 employees to nearly 1,000, from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions in revenue, and built facilities worldwide until the sun never set on the company.