2018 Conference Program
As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!
2017 presentations and workshops
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
The North America CACS 2018 Call for Speakers is now open. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your knowledge and build your reputation as a thought leader. You will join professionals from around the world who gain insights into the latest best practices, challenges, and emerging trends. Submit your proposal today and lead the global information systems discussion at North America CACS 2018 in Chicago, IL USA.
We are looking for dynamic presenters who can provide hands-on and real-world learning, as well as dive deeply into today's most important issues in IS audit, assurance, compliance, risk and security. Be creative and innovative in your proposal!
Examples of topics and more detailed information can be found on the ISACA Call for Speakers web page. The Call for Speakers will be open for a limited time, so submit your proposals today!
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:
- IS Audit & Assurance
- Security/Cyber Security
- Integrated Risk Management
- Big Data, Data Analytics & Visualization
- COBIT 5
- Career & Communications Management
- Industry Focused Sessions
- Industry Trends & Insights
2017 Keynote Speaker Recap
Check back to re-live our incredible opening 2017 keynote speaker! The recording of the session will be posted here soon.
The Importance of Hard Problems
CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company.
In this high-energy talk, Brent will dive deep into why the only problems worth solving are the hard ones. One part carny irreverence, one part futuristic fun, and one part change the world, you won’t want to miss it!
View 2017 Keynote
Most recently Bushnell's team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously, he was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He is a cofounder of Anti-Aging Games creating casual games to reduce the risk of early memory loss, and a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and brands including Google and Disney, and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and NFTE.
2017 Top-Rated Speakers
Congratulations to the following speakers who were rated in the top 5% at North America CACS this year.
According to our post-conference survey, these speakers were all rated 4.75 or higher (on a 5-point scale) by the attendees of their sessions.
SCADA and IoT
McKell Gomm, CISA
Audit & Security: Combating Emerging Threats
Rex Johnson & Alan Gutierrez-Arana
PCI Data Security Standard: Dealing with the challenges of evolving standards
Adam Leigh, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
Consequences That Matter - IT Risk
Alejandro Mijares, CISA, CRISC
Cybersecurity: Threat to Banks
Paul Phillips, CISA, CISM
Tips for Effective Presenting
Hackers & The Crown Jewels – How to Fight the Good Fight
Lisa Young, CISA, CISM
A Risk-based Approach to Data Governance
Do you have a topic that is not mentioned above that you think should be offered at this conference? We want to know! Tell us about it by submitting your idea on Twitter using #NACACS!
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
- WS1-COBIT 5 Foundation
Learn the importance of an effective framework to enable business value. Delve into the elements of ISACA’s evolutionary framework to understand how COBIT 5 covers the business end-to-end and helps you effectively govern and manage enterprise IT. Developed for anyone interested in obtaining foundation-level knowledge of COBIT, the course explains the COBIT framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach.
- WS2-Cybersecurity Fundamentals
Why become a cybersecurity professional? 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 Technologies (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 workshop will also prepare learners for the CSX Fundamentals Exam.
1-Day Workshops; Post-Conference (7 CPE)
Wednesday, 2 May | 1:30PM – 5:00PM; continued on
Thursday, 3 May | 9:00AM – 12:30PM
- WS5-Cybersecurity for Auditors
Cybersecurity focus is a requirement for any organization today, but how can a company know and understand what their cybersecurity posture is? A strong cybersecurity audit program with qualified, capable auditors and a robust work program or standard is a must. During this workshop, we will dig into the details of cybersecurity audit. We will evaluate the ISACA NIST Cybersecurity Framework Audit Work Program as well as various cybersecurity frameworks and tools including the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool.
COBIT 5 Foundation Exam
Monday, 30 April 2018
- Earn the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate!
Attendees can take the Foundations Exam for an additional US $150! The COBIT 5 Foundation Exam will take place on Monday, 30 April 2018.