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Join us as a volunteer for the North America CACS 2017 Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Volunteer opportunities will be available from 28 April – 4 May 2017 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. A variety of volunteer roles will need to be filled, such as session monitors, registration assistants, or wayfinders. Shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers will be eligible to claim CPE’s as well as additional benefits To learn more about the opportunities as a volunteer download the volunteer role description. To sign up as a volunteer and choose sessions please click here.

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Mark your calendar for 1 – 3 May 2017 and join us in Las Vegas, Nevada! Don’t miss the opportunity to earn up to 39 CPE hours and be a part of the top conference for IS audit and security professionals!

North America CACS 2016 was ISACA’s best rated conference ever and attracted record-breaking attendance. In 2017, we will continue to grow, improve and exceed expectations. The 2017 program will offer you more sessions to choose from, options for more advanced learning and enhanced networking opportunities. We’re bringing you more of what you want out of your conference experience. Our goal is to hear you say “that was INCREDIBLE!”

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of this industry and it is crucial now more than ever for you to stay current in your field.  You can get all you need for that and more at the North America CACS 2017 Conference.


You will have direct access to the leaders in the industry with our expert speakers in the breakout sessions and the leading suppliers in the Expo Hall.


This year’s program will offer topics that are current and timely, subject matter that is cutting edge, a thought-leadership perspective to today’s industry challenges as well as new ideas.


The Alchemy & Ale event will be held on Tuesday, 2 May in the Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan Hotel from 6:30 – 9:00PM.
Tickets will be required for admittance to this event. Tickets are complimentary for conference registrants. However, if you'd like to attend, you must select the event when you register in order to receive a ticket onsite. Guest tickets are available for purchase when you register for an additional $150.

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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 the following Tracks:


2-Day Workshops; Pre-Conference (14 CPE)

Saturday, 29 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, 30 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM

1-Day Workshops; Post-Conference (7 CPE)

Wednesday, 3 May | 1:30PM – 5:00PM; continued on
Thursday, 4 May | 9:00AM – 12:30PM

* 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, 1 May 2017. Please be sure to arrive early!

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

2017 Keynote Speakers

Introducing 2017 North America CACS acclaimed opening keynote speaker Brent Bushnell!

2017 Opening Keynote Address

The Importance of Hard Problems

Brent Bushnell
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!

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.

Introducing 2017 North America CACS acclaimed closing keynote speaker Daymond John!

2017 Closing Keynote Address

Daymond John
FUBU Clothing Founder, Urban Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Marketing & Branding Expert, Shark Tank Reality TV Judge, Motivational Speaker

From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, Shark Tank, Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. He continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. This industry leader, best-selling author, and ground breaking entrepreneurial expert has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.


Saturday, 29 April 2017


7:30AM – 9:00AM

Workshop Continental Breakfast

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Registration Open

9:00AM – 5:00PM

WS1-COBIT 5 Foundation (Day 1)
WS2-Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Day 1)
WS3-Applied Data Analysis (Day 1)
WS4-CISA Prep Course (Day 1)

Sunday, 30 April 2017


8:00AM – 9:00AM

Workshop Continental Breakfast

8:00AM – 6:30PM

Registration Open

9:00AM – 5:00PM

WS1-COBIT 5 Foundation (Day 2)
WS2-Cybersecurity Fundamentals (Day 2)
WS3-Applied Data Analysis (Day 2)
WS4-CISA Prep Course (Day 2)

5:30PM – 6:30PM

Welcome Reception

6:30PM – 8:30PM

COBIT 5 Foundation Exam Review

Monday, 1 May 2017


7:00AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00AM – 7:15PM

Registration Open

7:30AM – 9:00AM

COBIT 5 Foundation Exam

8:30AM – 10:00AM

Opening Keynote Address: The Importance of Hard Problems

10:30AM – 11:45AM

111–SCADA and IoT
112–Navigating Third Party Risk Management
113–Threats and Challenges in Healthcare
114–Conducting a Phishing Awareness Program
115–Cyber Risk is Biz Risk
116–Evolution of Risk Assessments with D&A
117–Soft Skills: The Key to Employee Success
118–Why Help Management Understand SOC Reports?

11:45AM – 1:00PM


1:00PM – 2:15PM

121–The Rise of Fintech and the Impact on IA
122–Cloud Security Strategy & Considerations
123–Using Internal Audit for Info Security
124–Encryption: Policy to Practice
125–Managing ERP Cloud Risks and Controls
126–Fraud Detection Using Data Analysis
127–How to Prepare to Pass CISA Exam
128–What’s missing in IT security governance?

2:15PM – 2:30PM


2:30PM – 3:45PM

131–The IoT: What does this mean to IA?
132–Zero Trust Networks for Audit and Compliance
133–Top 10-Cyber Risks
134–Threat Intelligence - Exploiting Hackers
135–Managing Emerging Technology Risk
136–Analytics Success: Why Now & How To?
137–10 Must Have Skills for the 2020 CISO
138–Using COBIT 5 in Support of RMF

3:45PM – 4:15PM


4:15PM – 5:15PM

141–Auditing Network Devices
142–Protecting Sensitive Data in the Cloud
143–Enterprise Cybersecurity Governance
144–Canaries in a Coal Mine…
145–Creating a Risk Resilient Culture
146–Transforming IT Audit with Analytics
147–How to Build and Grow Your IT Security Team
148–BIA: The Root of Security & Recovery Plans

5:30PM – 6:45PM

Spotlight Sessions

5:15PM – 7:15PM

Networking Reception

7:15PM – 9:15PM

Connecting Women Leaders in Technology Networking Reception

Tuesday, 2 May 2017


7:30AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Conference Info Desk Open

8:30AM – 9:45AM

211–Agile & Compliance
212–IT Audit, From Big Brother to Big Partner
213–Internet of Things
214–Your Responsibility in Cloud Security
215–Resilient ERM Framework - Startup to Listed
216–Why Analytics Fails and How to Fix It
217–Tips for Effective Presenting
218–"GEAR" Up with a new GRC Model & Benefits

9:45AM – 10:15AM


10:15AM – 11:30AM

221–Machine Learning for Auditors
222–Impact of AI on Audit and Assurance
223–Technical Implementation of NIST/FFIEC CSF
224–Cybersecurity Kill Chain
225–Transactional Security Risk Assessment
226–Cross-Functional Methodology for Analytics
227–How to Effectively Communicate During an Audit Engagement
228–Understanding and Evaluating SOC Reports

11:30AM – 12:45PM


12:45PM – 2:00PM

231–Auditing Cybersecurity
232–An Auditor's Guide to Assessing Crypto
233–What Auditors Need to Know: Mobile Security
234–Prioritize Vulnerability Remediation
235–Raising the Bar: Cyber Risk Management Oversights and Reporting
236–Proactive Compliance Data Analytics Program
237–Geek Speak to Business Speak, 2.0
238–How to Apply COBIT 5 in Govt: The CBN Story

2:00PM – 2:15PM


2:15PM – 3:30PM

241–Auditing for HIPAA Compliance
242–AICPA Cyber-Risk Mgmt Reporting Framework
243–Practical Approach to Cyber Security
244–Learning From Failure
245–Modeling an Asset Risk Management Program
246–Where Audit Analytics Meets Open Source
247–Digital Skills and Talent Management
248–Using COBIT 5 to Solve Real World Problems

3:30PM – 4:00PM


4:00PM – 5:00PM

251–Leverage Data Analytics in Internal Audit
252–How Analytics Can Transform Internal Audit
253–Security Monitoring and Attack Detection
254–Application Security & Why You Should Care
255–Consequences That Matter - IT Risk
256–Creative Visualization for Data Analytics
257–IS Audit Tips in Dealing with the IT Crowd
258–Vendor Management with COBIT 5

5:15PM – 5:45PM

Spotlight Sessions

6:30PM – 9:00PM

Alchemy & Ale Steampunk Event

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


7:30AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00AM – 5:00PM

Conference Info Desk Open

8:30AM – 9:45AM

311–NIST Cybersecurity Audit/Assurance Program
312–Compliance in the Clouds
313–Cybersecurity: Threat to Banks
314–FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool
315–Audit & Security: Combating Emerging Threats
316–Building a Fraud & Spend Review Program
317–Security Strategies - Rally the Workforce
318–A Risk-based Approach to Data Governance

10:15AM – 11:45AM

Closing General Session

1:30PM – 5:00PM

WS5-The Intersection of IT & Assurance by Leveraging COBIT 5 (Part 1)
WS6-Using Risk Scenarios (Part 1)
WS7-Cybersecurity for Auditors (Part 1)
WS8-IT Audit Leadership: Advancing your Career (Part 1)

Thursday, 4 May 2017


8:00AM – 9:00AM

Workshop Continental Breakfast

8:00AM – 1:00PM

Conference Info Desk Open

9:00AM – 12:30PM

WS5-The Intersection of IT & Assurance by Leveraging COBIT 5 (Part 2)
WS6-Using Risk Scenarios (Part 2)
WS7-Cybersecurity for Auditors (Part 2)
WS8-IT Audit Leadership: Advancing your Career (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. 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

Register and pay before 11:59PM CDT (UTC-6) on Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Member US $1,745 Non-member US $1,945

Register and pay after Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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 2017

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 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. 


Take your North America CACS Conference Experience to the Next Level

Purchase an Enhanced Learning Package today. For $450, the valuable benefits package includes:

  • Valet Parking or Transportation to and from McCarran International Airport
  • VIP Check-In Experience
  • Exclusive Lunch with Opening Keynote, Brent Bushnell
  • Reserved seating for the General Sessions
  • Reserved seating in all Track Session rooms
  • VIP Networking Experience
  • VIP Amenities delivered to your hotel room
  • One Complimentary CPE-On-Demand Package

Cancellation: Attendees are able to cancel the package and receive a full refund until 31 March 2017. All cancellations must be written and submitted to [email protected].

The attendee must pay in full and stay at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas to take advantage of all the package offerings. Hotel reservation is not included as part of Enhanced Learning Package and is subject to availability. Reserve your hotel dates today online.

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 +1.847.660.5670 or; 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; 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; cannot be combined with any other registration discount offerings.

Cancellation Policy

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 date specified. 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: +1.847.660.5670
Fax: +1.847.253.1443


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.
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    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
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    * Please include attendees name on the Advice of Transfer.


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 [email protected].

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.


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Conference Venue

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: 702.698.7000

The Cosmopolitan is a unique luxury resort & casino unlike anything else in Las Vegas. This original destination features residential-styled living spaces with private terraces, a one-of-a-kind restaurant collection and vibrant nightlife. Combine it all with hand-selected boutiques, an unrivaled Pool District, a 100,000 square-foot casino and the serenity of Sahra Spa & Hammam to redefine your Las Vegas experience.

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ISACA Group Rate: $254.00 + tax per night, single/double occupancy*
*Rates include hotel resort fee of $25 per night.
Resort fee provides guests with:

  • High speed Internet access (in-room and public areas)
  • Access to the 24 hour Fitness Center
  • Unlimited local, toll free and domestic long distance telephone calls (all 50 states)
  • Tennis court access (based on availability)

Group Rate Deadline: Monday, 3 April, 2017

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 tax. Cancellations with full refund will be allowed up until 72 hours prior to the arrival date of the reservation.


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.


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