North America CACS 2016 


See Video Highlights from NA CACS 2015 Conference! Watch Now


See slideshow of NA CACS 2015


Justify Your Attendance!

Linked below is a justification letter template to be used as a turnkey resource you can hand to your employer or HR staff outlining the positive impact your 2016 NACACS attendance will have on your role and your organization! For attendees who are not yet members of ISACA, there is a separate note with added details about the benefits of ISACA Membership.

  View Letter

Join us for North America CACS 2016 Conference

Connect with the most dynamic minds and practitioners in information systems audit, control and security. Embrace the tools and knowledge to be on top of your game, and ahead of any curve. Secure your place at ISACA’s prestigious North America CACS 2016 Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2-4 May 2016.


Who Should Attend?

ISACA Members, and IS Audit, Assurance, Security and Risk Management and Governance Professionals worldwide.

The conference offers an unrivalled opportunity to expand your network and build onto your knowledge and skills.

Check out the expert-led sessions, workshops and learning tracks.

Track 1: IS Audit & Assurance | Track 2: Data Governance | Track 3: Security/Cybersecurity | Track 4: Privacy | Track 5: GRC | Track 6: Career & Communications Management | Track 7: Industry Trends & Insights | Workshops

What's In It For You?

Experience customized learning

Choose the sessions that matter most to you and your enterprise.

Interact face-to-face

Gain insights and share ideas with colleagues at this world-class networking event.

Update your knowledge and skills

Earn valuable CPEs.

What's In It For Your Organization?

Exceptional value for training dollars

Receive documentation from every session that can be shared with colleagues.

Access industry experts

Discover tested solutions that work for successful professionals and could work for your organization.

Meet leading suppliers

Visit the Expo Hall. Get answers directly from representatives, and discover products that decrease enterprise expense and increase ROI.



Earn up to 39 CPE hours by attending this conference.


Jackson Square

See everything New Orleans
has to offer
— amazing food, rich history, the music of Jazz Fest and

Stay in the Heart of the
Conference Action at the
New Orleans Marriott

See the Event Destination tab for more information.

 New Orleans Marriott


Follow @ISACANews and join the North America CACS conversation by using the hashtag #NACACS.
Like ISACA on Facebook to stay informed.
Join the ISACA (Official) LinkedIn group and start a discussion about North America CACS today.

Don't Miss Out!

  • Join your colleagues.
  • Expand your networking opportunities.
  • Build a stronger IT community.
  • Increase your member and vendor contacts.
  • Interact with speakers who provide insight on IT audit and related topics.

Return to the office motivated to contribute to your enterprise's success and immediately apply what you learned.



Thank You to Our 2016 Premium Sponsors!


Program Information

Please check back for more program information as it becomes available.

Program Tracks:


Closing Keynote Address

Shift Your Brilliance – Harness the Power of You, Inc.

Simon T. Bailey
Author, Speaker
and Global Influencer


One of Speaker magazine’s top twenty five “hot speakers” shaping the profession, author and CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame inductee Simon T. Bailey teaches influencers how to improve themselves and change the world. As an executive advisor, career mentor, and keynote speaker, he doesn’t take people where they want to go; he provides strategic steps to guide them to where they need to go. Bailey’s business experience spans 28 years with six different companies, including the world-renowned Disney Institute based at Walt Disney World Resort®. In his presentations—to 1,000 organizations and counting, across 6 continents—Bailey connects with audiences on many levels, and goes beyond feel-good content to deliver a relevant message that resonates and produces real-life results.


Opening Keynote Address

Multiply Your Value, Starting Here and Now

Tim Sanders
Internet Pioneer
Best-Selling Author
Public Consultant


Time Magazine calls Tim Sanders a “Public Consultant” because of his extensive pre-keynote research and highly customized advice points for groups. The Internet pioneer and New York Times best-selling author of Love Is The Killer App: How to Win Business & Influence Friends advises Fortune 500 executives on leadership, marketing and new media strategies to grow business.

Tim was an early-stage member of Mark Cuban's In 1999, was acquired by Yahoo, taking Tim with it, where he rose to the position of Chief Solutions Officer and was named its Leadership Coach. Tim has since consulted with dozens of companies involved in business-to-business, government and consumer industries and his background in economics, psychology and debate give him a rare blend of stories and science to move audiences to action.

In today’s fast changing world, you are only as effective as your knowledge base and network of relationships. The best way to increase your performance is to commit to self-education beyond your core disciplines and adopt the habit of sharing knowledge with your colleagues in every interaction. This builds up trust, which then allows you to share your network to promote success and collaboration in others. In Sanders’ view, this is how you bring the love to work – and produce outstanding results for your enterprise.

Conference Dates and Times  

Saturday, 30 April 2016

7:30AM – 12:00PM   Workshop Registration Open
9:00AM – 5:00PM   Pre-Conference Workshops – Part 1

Sunday, 1 May 2016

8:00AM – 12:00PM   Workshop Registration Open
9:00AM – 5:00PM   Pre-Conference Workshops – Part 2
4:30PM – 6:30PM   Conference Registration Open
5:30PM – 6:30PM   Conference Welcome Reception

Monday, 2 May 2016

7:00AM – 5:15PM   Conference Registration Open
8:30AM – 5:15PM   Conference Programing
5:15PM – 7:15PM   Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

7:30AM – 5:00PM   Conference Registration Open
8:30AM – 5:00PM   Conference Programing
6:30PM – 9:00PM   Social Event

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

7:30AM – 2:00PM   Conference/Workshop Registration Open
8:30AM – 11:45AM   Conference Programing
1:00PM – 5:00PM   Post-Conference Workshops – Part 1

Thursday, 5 May 2016

8:00AM – 12:30PM   Workshop Registration Open
9:00AM – 12:30PM   Post-Conference Workshops – Part 2


Saturday, 30 April 2016


9:00AM - 5:00PM

WS1—Creating a Privacy Program using ISACA’s Privacy Principles Part 1
WS2—Database Security & Audit Part 1
WS3—Cybersecurity Fundamentals Part 1

Sunday, 1 May 2016


9:00AM - 5:00PM

WS1—Creating a Privacy Program using ISACA’s Privacy Principles Part 2
WS2—Database Security & Audit Part 2
WS3—Cybersecurity Fundamentals Part 2

4:30PM - 5:30PM

First-time Attendee Reception

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Welcome Reception


Monday, 2 May 2016


8:30AM - 10:00AM

Opening Keynote Address—Multiply Your Value, Starting Here and Now

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Refreshment Break

10:30AM - 11:45AM

111—Continuous Control Monitoring in Practice
113—Windows 10 Security Focus
114—PIA: Highway to Hell or Stairway to Heaven?
115—A Real Case Study on Capability Models
116—Bridging the Gap
117—All About Analytics: Turn Data into Weapons

11:45AM - 1:00PM


1:00PM - 2:15PM

121—Best Practices in Audit Committee Reporting
122—Auditing Big Data
123—Insider Threats
125—Enable a Compliance Driven GRC Program
126—Genius Is a Team Sport

2:15PM - 2:30PM

Session Movement Break

2:30PM - 3:45PM

131—How to Participate on Projects
132—Moving Beyond AP & Payroll with Analytics
134—The One-hour Privacy Primer
135—GRC Innovation by Design
136—Attributes of a Highly Effective IS Auditor

3:45PM - 4:15PM

Refreshment Break

4:15PM - 5:15PM

141—Auditors on Roller Skates?
142—Sustaining Data Analytics
143—Payment Data Security
144—Privacy Lessons from the Field
145—Enhanced Business Process Control Monitoring
146—Geek Speak to Business Speak

5:15PM - 7:15PM

Expo Hall Networking Reception

5:30PM - 6:00PM


6:15PM - 6:45PM


Tuesday, 3 May 2016


8:30AM - 9:45AM

211—Vendor Controls Assurance - a New Approach
212—Data Analytics: Analytics in Auditing
213—Planning for a Data Breach
214—Hell is Empty and All the Devils are Here
215—Sustainable IT Vendor Risk Management
217—Top Ten Audit Issues for 2016

9:45AM - 10:15AM

Refreshment Break

10:15AM - 11:30AM

221—IT Risk Assessment
222—Road Map to Data Analytics Success
223—Security Threat How Can You Lower Your Risk?
224—No Party With Third Parties
225—Shadow IT Risk & Cloud Governance

11:30AM - 12:45PM


12:45PM - 2:00PM

231—Auditing Agile
232—Leveraging Analytics and Data Visualization
234—Navigating the Data Breach Regulatory Maze
235—Streamlining Access Risk in Healthcare
236—Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills

2:00PM - 2:15PM

Session Movement Break

2:15PM - 3:30PM

241—Verifying IT Controls With Scripting
242—The Future of Big Data
243—FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool
244—Data Privacy
245—Art of Performing Risk Assessments
246—PC Skills: Communication

3:30PM - 4:00PM

Refreshment Break

4:00PM - 5:00PM

251—Transforming Internal Audit: A Digital Journey
252—Identity Analytics Cuts Realtime Risk
255—Enhancing Governance Through IA Activities
256—Become a Chief Information Security Officer

5:15PM - 5:45PM


6:30PM - 9:00PM

The Special Social Event

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


8:30AM - 9:45AM

311—Open Debate: Is IA the 3rd Line of Defense?
312—Big Data: Audit and Governance
313—Enterprise Security Governance
314—Is a Legacy System a Data Breach Candidate?
315—Digital Risk in Retail
316—Releasing Leadership Brilliance – How to Empathize, Engage, and Energize Your Culture

9:45AM - 10:15AM

Refreshment Break

10:15AM - 11:45AM

Closing Keynote Address—Shift Your Brilliance – Harness the Power of You, Inc.

1:00PM - 5:00PM

WS4—Measuring What Matters Part 1
WS5—Applied Data Analysis Part 1
WS6—Vendor Management – Using COBIT 5 Part 1

Thursday, 5 May 2016


9:00AM - 12:30PM

WS4—Measuring What Matters Part 2
WS5—Applied Data Analysis Part 2
WS6—Vendor Management – Using COBIT 5 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.

ISACA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site:

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. Your CPE Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you four to six weeks following the conference.

Conference Registration Fees

Please note ISACA's updated registration and payment policy*

Register and pay before midnight CT on Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Member US $1,395

Non-member US $1,595
Register and pay before midnight CT on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Member US $1,595

Non-member US $1,795
Register and pay after midnight CT on Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Member US $1,795 Non-member US $1,995

One-Day Workshops
Member: US $550 Non-Member: US $750

Two-Day Workshops
Member: US $750 Non-Member: US $950

Cancellation Deadline:

1 April 2016

*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 based on 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.

Group Discounts

ISACA offers discounts to organizations sending 4 or more employees to a single conference. Please contact the ISACA Conference department for more details at +1.847.660.5622 or
All fees are quoted in US dollars. The entire registration fee must be received by ISACA before your registration will be considered paid in full.

Government Discounts

ISACA offers a $350 conference registration discount to government employees. The government employee discount will be applied toward the main conference registration and is not applicable toward any pre- or post-conference workshops. Please contact the ISACA Conference department for more details at +1.847.660.5622 or

* All discounts apply to the main conference registration rate and can be used in conjunction with any early-bird registration discounts available at the time of registration and payment. Any other registration discount combinations cannot be honored.

Payment Methods

  1. Pay online at
  2. Mail your payment to:
    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.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you won’t be able to attend the conference contact us by phone, fax or e-mail to cancel your registration. All cancellations must be received by 1 April 2016 to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $100 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after 1 April 2016. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a nonmember is substituting a member, then there will be additional nonmember fees.

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: +1.847.660.5622
Fax: +1.847.253.1443


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 or contact the membership department at

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.


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

Arrive Early for the Conference…and Enjoy Jazz Fest!

Plan ahead and extend your stay in New Orleans! A limited number of rooms will be available at the ISACA Group Rate 3 days prior and 3 days after the conference.
Enjoy Jazz Fest and find out about everything this great city has to offer!

New Orleans Marriott

555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: +1.504.581.1000

Reservation Web Site

Standard Group Room Rate for ISACA: $219.00 plus tax, single/double occupancy*

Hotel Cut-Off Date: Friday, 1 April 2016

*Book your room today!
There is 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 tax. Cancellations with full refund will be allowed up until 72 hours prior to the arrival date of the reservation.

New Orleans Marriott corner suite

New Orleans Marriott pool 

Help Us to Help You!

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 2016 Sponsors!


In the United States, Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries have 57,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our organization among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.



EventTracker delivers business critical solutions that transform high-volume cryptic log data into actionable and prioritized intelligence to optimize IT operations, detect and deter costly security breaches, and comply with multiple regulatory mandates. The EventTracker product suite offers Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), real-time Log Management, and powerful Change and Configuration Management. Our clients include government agencies, commercial enterprises, and the healthcare and financial sectors.


Supporting Sponsors






For Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact: 

Sean Stringer
Director of Sponsorships
Phone: +1.847.660.5729
Fax: +1.847.253.1443

If you are not already signed in, sign in below to register for this Conference.

If the login does not appear below or the form does not function as expected please use this form.


Contact ISACA's Training & Education Department:
Tel: +1.847.660.5622
Fax: +1.847.253.1443

Media Inquiries

Contact the ISACA Communications Department:
Tel: +1.847.660.5512 or

Please address Sponsorship questions to: