North America CACS 2018 Conference: Computer Audit, Control and Security 

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Opening Keynote Address

Erik WahlErik Wahl
Best-selling author, artist
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Leadership Brief

Theresa GrafenstineTheresa Grafenstine
Chair, ISACA Board of Directors
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Closing Keynote

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Leadership Brief

Robert ClydeRobert Clyde
ISACA Board of Directors
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It is more crucial than ever for you to stay ahead of trends and tools. Join us at North America CACS 2018, 30 April-2 May in Chicago, Illinois, and be a part of the top conference for IS audit and security professionals!

North America CACS 2017 was another record-breaking event. Don't miss next year's exciting encore with:

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  • More in-depth options for advanced learning
  • Enhanced networking opportunities

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2018 Conference Program

As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!


Topic Areas for 2018

The North America CACS Conference is the premier conference for Audit/Assurance, COBIT, Compliance, Risk, Security, and Strategy/Governance professionals. This year’s program will include sessions on:

 

Workshops

Space will be limited for these workshops, so be sure to reserve your spot and register today!

2 day Workshops | Pre-Conference (14 CPE)

Saturday, 28 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, 29 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM


1 day Workshops | Post-Conference (7 CPE)

Wednesday, 2 May | 1:00PM – 5:00PM; continued on
Thursday, 3 May | 9:00AM – 12:00PM


COBIT 5 Foundation Exam

Monday, 30 April 2018

  • After completing Workshop 1: COBIT 5 Foundation, attendees will have the opportunity to take the COBIT 5 Foundation exam at the conference, for a nominal fee. The exam will take place on Monday morning, before the opening keynote presentation. A study session will also be held on Sunday evening prior to the exam to prepare you as much as possible. In 2017, 100% of those who attended the COBIT 5 Foundation workshop and took the exam a the conference passed! Space is limited for the exam, so be sure to add it to your registration today to secure your spot!

Opening Keynote Address

Erik Wahl

The Spark and the Grind: The Discipline of Creativity

Erik Wahl
Internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and No. 1 bestselling author

Erik’s keynote experience will create a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Erik’s presentation will…More >>

 


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE


Saturday, 28 April

Time  

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Registration Desk Open

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Workshop Breakfast

9:00AM – 5:00PM

WS1–COBIT 5 Foundation, Day 1
WS2–Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Day 1
WS3–CISA Cram Course, Day 1
WS4–Develop and Implement a Risk Management Process, Day 1

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Workshop Lunch


Sunday, 29 April

Time  

8:00AM – 6:30PM

Registration Desk Open

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Workshop Breakfast

9:00AM – 5:00PM

WS1–COBIT 5 Foundation, Day 2
WS2–Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Day 2
WS3–CISA Cram Course, Day 2
WS4–Develop and Implement a Risk Management Process, Day 2

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Workshop Lunch

5:30PM – 6:30PM

Welcome Reception


Monday, 30 April

Time  

7:00AM – 7:15PM

Registration Desk and Innovation Exchange Open

7:00AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 10:00AM

General Session
Leadership Brief | Theresa Grafenstine
Keynote Address | Erik Wahl | The Spark and the Grind: The Discipline of Creativity

10:00AM – 10:30AM

Refreshment Break in the Innovation Exchange

10:30AM –11:45AM

111–Prepare for the Future of Internal Audit
112–Encryption: Lower Risk, Increase Compliance
113–Risk Assessments and Risk Management
114–Cryptocurrency Economic Attacks & Defenses
115–SSH Guidance - What Does it Mean to You?
116–Cloud Security Strategy & Considerations
117–The Art of Verbally Communicating
118–Practical Application of Qualitative Risk 1

11:45AM – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM – 2:15PM

121–Additional Information Coming Soon!
122–Understanding & Preparing for Emerging Risk
123–Art of Performing Risk Assessments
124–Additional Information Coming Soon!
125–Sound IT Audit Based on FFIEC IT Booklets
126–Automated Compliance
127–Security KPI/Metrics for Senior Executives
128–Practical Application of Qualitative Risk 2

2:15PM – 2:30PM

Session Movement Break

2:30PM – 3:45PM

131–Machine Learning for Auditors - An Overview
132–Cloud Security Controls Revealed
133–Hidden Traps in Third-Party Risk Management
134–Cyber Resilience for the Changing World
135–Auditing in the Cloud: The Business Case
136–Securing and Auditing a Crisis Response
137–Board Director Concerns about Cyber & Technology Risk
138–Connecting the Dots: GLBA Risk Assessment

3:45PM – 4:15PM

Refreshment Break in the Innovation Exchange

4:15PM – 5:15PM

141–Contemporary Data Analytics Approaches
142–Active Directory for Auditors
143–Overview of Blockchain Technology
144–Why is Database Security so $^%# Difficult?
145–Rise of the Drones: Prepare Your Enterprise
146–Security Automation in Cloud Environments
147–Tips for Effective Presenting
148–Untangling the Spaghetti Diagram

5:30PM – 6:00PM

Spotlight Educational Sessions

6:15PM – 6:45PM

Spotlight Educational Sessions

5:15PM – 7:15PM

Networking Reception in the Innovation Exchange


Tuesday, 1 May

Time  

7:30AM – 4:00PM

Innovation Exchange Open

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Registration Desk Open

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:45AM

211–Innovating Audits with Data Analytics
212–Build and Understand Tabletop Exercise
213–Prepare for Blockchain Disruption
214–Determining Your Cyber Score Using NIST
215–Cyber Assurance Plan
216–Software Assurance Audit Program
217–How to Build & Grow Your IT Security Team
218–IT Risk Management for Everyone

9:45AM – 10:15AM

Refreshment Break in the Innovation Exchange

10:15AM – 11:30AM

221–Building Skynet for Audit & Risk Management
222–AWS Security Controls, Hardening the Cloud
223–BIA: The Root of Security & Recovery Plans
224–How COBIT Supports the Security Expert
225–The Next Generation in Data Mapping
226–Auditing Network Devices
227–The Hidden in Sight: Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
228–Managing Security with COBIT 5: Practical Guidance on Using the Framework

11:30AM – 12:45PM

Lunch in the Innovation Exchange

12:45PM – 2:00PM

231–21st Century Compliance: Continuous Audit
232–Auditor’s Guide to a Penetration Test
233–Container Security: Fake News or Opportunity
234–Insider Threat Investigation
235–Compliance in the Cloud
236–Zero Trust Networks for Audit & Compliance
237–Cybersecurity for Leadership
238–Building an Insider Threat Program

2:00PM – 2:15PM

Session Movement Break

2:15PM – 3:30PM

241–Data Visualization: Telling the Right Story
242–Assessing for Physical Security
243–Managing IT Risk Beyond Core IT
244–Defending Against the Insider Threat
245–Auditing Internet of Things (IoT) Processes
246–Innovation & Analytics in Audit
247–Insuring Your Cyber Assets
248–When HIPAA and Cybersecurity Intersect

3:30PM – 4:00PM

Refreshment Break in the Innovation Exchange

4:00PM – 5:00PM

251–IA Analytics PwC & Microsoft
252–Security Monitoring & Incident Response
253–Got Risk? Risk Management in M&A
254–SSH Keys—Lowest Cost, Highest Risk Tool
255–Control & Monitor Remote Access Pathways
256–Auditing Service Oriented Architecture
257–Cyber Across the Organization
258–Privacy by Design - Think Beyond GDPR

5:15PM – 5:45PM

Spotlight Educational Sessions

6:30PM – 9:00PM

Networking Evening: Additional Information Coming Soon!


Wednesday, 2 May

Time  

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Registration Desk Open

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:45AM

312–Avoid Incident Response Pitfalls
314–Beyond the Audit: NIST in Action
315–Cyber Security - Audit Smarter Not Harder
316–Understanding the Role of a Bank ISO
317–Cybersecurity: Getting the Business Engaged
318–IT Governance Effectiveness

9:45PM – 10:15AM

Refreshment Break

10:15AM – 12:00PM

Closing General Session
Leadership Brief | Robert Clyde
Keynote Address | To Be Announced Soon!

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Workshop Lunch

1:00PM – 5:00PM

WS5–Cybersecurity for Auditors, Part 1
WS6–Leverage Data Analytics in Internal Audit, Part 1
WS7–PCI Data Security Standard, Part 1


Thursday, 3 May

Time  

8:00AM – 1:00PM

Registration Desk Open

9:00AM – 12:00PM

WS5–Cybersecurity for Auditors, Part 2
WS6–Leverage Data Analytics in Internal Audit, Part 2
WS7–PCI Data Security Standard, Part 2

 

Continuing Professional Education Credits

To maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 39 CPE credits; 18 by attending North America CACS, 14 for the pre-conference and an additional 7 CPE credits for attending post-conference events. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

Please note that the session scanners at the Conference do not track CPE credit hours. You will still need to allocate your CPE hours in “My ISACA” following the conference. Certificates of Attendance will be accessible via your MyISACA account. To view your certificate, log into your account and navigate to the “myDOWNLOADS & CERTIFICATES” tab. There you will find a “MY CPE CERTIFICATES” section where all of your ISACA event CPE Certificates will live.

Your Certificate of Attendance details the maximum number of CPE hours you could have earned by attending this event. CPE policies for each ISACA certification, as well as details on how to report your CPE hours, are available here on ISACA’s website. Reporting can also be done by submitting information on the annual renewal invoice.

Conference Registration Fees


STANDARD REGISTRATION RATE
Register and pay before 11:59PM CDT (UTC-6) on Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Member US $1,745 Non-member US $1,945

ONSITE REGISTRATION RATE
Register and pay after Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Member US $1,945 Non-member US $2,145

One-Day Workshop
Member: US $650 Non-Member: US $850

Two-Day Workshop
Member: US $850 Non-Member: US $1,050
   

Cancellation Deadline:

31 March 2018


 

Registration and Payment Policy

Registration submissions for this conference and any additional workshops are not processed, and a seat is not confirmed or reserved, until full payment is received. All submissions not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist and priority will be given to paid registrants in a payment first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited, so it is highly recommended that payment is provided at the time of submission to guarantee a seat within the conference and all related events.

Registration rate is determined by the date payment is received by ISACA HQ and current membership status. Please plan accordingly, as it may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA. Should we receive payment after a registration rate deadline, your account will be adjusted to reflect the current due amount. Entrance to the conference and all related events is contingent upon full payment.

Discounts for the Conference are available, detailed below. In order to verify eligibility for any of these discounts, please contact https://support.isaca.org or +1.847.660.5670. Note that discounts cannot be credited to you after the transaction has been completed.  All discounts are applied to the main conference registration fee, and cannot be applied to workshop registrations. 

Group Discounts

ISACA offers discounts to organizations sending 4 or more employees to a single conference. Group registrations must be processed in a single registration transaction. Please contact the ISACA Conference department for more details at +1.847.660.5670 or https://support.isaca.org; cannot be combined with any other registration discount offerings.

Government Discounts

ISACA offers a $350 conference registration discount to government employees. Please contact the ISACA Conference department for more details and eligibility verification at +1.847.660.5670 or https://support.isaca.org; cannot be combined with any other registration discount offerings.

Academic and Student Discounts

ISACA offers a $350 discount to academic institution employees and students. Please note that you must be an ISACA Student member in order to receive the student discount; additional membership and qualification details can be found here. For additional registration details and eligibility verification, please contact ISACA’s Conference Department at +1.847.660.5670 or https://support.isaca.org; cannot be combined with any other registration discount offerings.

Cancellation Policy

For registrations processed prior to 1 January 2018: All cancellations must be received by the published deadline to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $100 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 per workshop from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after the cancellation deadline above. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a nonmember is substituting a member, then there will be additional nonmember fees.

For all registrations processed on or after 1 January 2018: ISACA’s new cancellation policy will be in effect and the cancellation charge for the conference will be $295.

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, conference fees must be received by the published deadline. It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. If, for any reason, ISACA must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ISACA is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact the ISACA conference department.
Phone: +1.847.660.5670
Fax: +1.847.253.1443
E-mail: https://support.isaca.org

 

Payment Methods

  1. Pay online at www.isaca.org/invoices
  2. Mail your payment to:
    ISACA
    1055 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674 USA
  3. Bank Wires—send electronic payments in US dollars to:
    Bank of America
    135 S. LaSalle St.
    Chicago, IL 60603
    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
    S.W.I.F.T. code BOFAUS3N
    * Please include attendees name on the Advice of Transfer.

Disclaimer

ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.


Not a member of ISACA? Join today!

When you register for the conference as a nonmember, the difference between member and nonmember conference fees can be applied towards ISACA membership. This means you can become a member at the international and chapter level for little to no additional cost; it just depends on your local chapter dues. To take advantage of this great offer, check the box on the registration form. For more information about ISACA membership, visit the web site at www.isaca.org/membership or contact the membership department at membership@isaca.org.

NOTE: This offer expires 30 days after completion of the event. Nonmembers pay the nonmember conference fee when registering.


Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed and videotaped during the event. The resultant photographs and videos may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site, in social media and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs and videos will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs or videos now or in the future.


Dress

Business casual is appropriate for this and all ISACA conference events.

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Chicago Hilton

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ISACA Group Rate:  $219.00 + taxes/fees per night, single/double occupancy
Group Rate Deadline:  Wednesday, 4 April 2018

There are a limited number of rooms available at ISACA’s Group Room Rate and reservations will be handled on a first come-first served basis. All reservations made after the deadline or after the room block fills, are subject to space and rate availability. In order to guarantee hotel reservations, guests will be required to provide credit card and will be charged a deposit equal to one night rate plus taxes and fees. Cancellations with full refund will be allowed up until 72 hours prior to the arrival date of the reservation.

A magnificent location, overlooking Grant Park, Lake Michigan and Museum Campus, is just the beginning at Hilton Chicago. Add 234,000 sq. ft. of event space, exceptional dining venues, and over 12 specialty suite options and you’ll start to see the allure. This downtown Chicago hotel offers easy access to the South Loop, combined with warm service and a full menu of amenities – all you need for an extraordinary stay.

 

 



 

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For the best possible experience, ISACA strongly encourages all conference delegates to stay at the host hotel. It is the most convenient location for attendees to be able to participate in all conference activities at a reasonable price. Also, every reservation made for those attending ISACA events will help us to fulfill our commitment to the hotel, which in turn allows ISACA to continue to keep the cost of the conference fees and membership dues as low as possible.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

 

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Supporting Sponsors

 

For Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact: 

Sean Stringer
Director of Sponsorship
Phone: +1.847.660.5729
Fax: +1.847.253.1443
sstringer@isaca.org

 

Questions

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