SCISACA  SC Midlands Chapter 54 Newsletter
January 2019
 Happy 2019 to SC ISACA Chapter Members!!!

It's hard to believe we’re only a year away from 2020!!! 

2019 also happens to be the 50th birthday of ISACA!!!

Few voices within today’s technology industry can claim 50 years of involvement. With our distinct background, and in the context of ever-increasing reliance on technology, the ISACA community continues to grow in importance and impact. And yes, while technology has evolved beyond all recognition since 1969, ISACA has thrived exactly because we remain true to the character and principles enshrined in our founding: We are people coming together to share knowledge and insights to advance the efficacy of new technologies.

We are—and have always been—about realizing the positive potential of technology.

In 2019, consider volunteering with your local chapter—as members’ investment of time has helped drive ISACA’s success.  The international organization currently has more than 1,200 active volunteer positions and many local opportunities, as well. Volunteers essentially founded the organization and laid the groundwork—you can be a part!

As its 50-year milestone has approached, ISACA has embarked on an effort to capture and preserve the insights of its members across the globe. These are the voices that matter, the voices that have carried ISACA to this notable moment in its story.  Read more at

We Are One. We Are 50.
                                                                                                           ~Tom Scott

 Introducing 2019 Chapter Officers

President: Tom Scott Vice President: Leighton Johnson
Secretary: Brian Kelley Treasurer: David Bowen
Membership Director: Tom Hart Newsletter Editor: Nicol C. Lewis
Past President: Marc Punzirudu Webmaster: Kareem Briggs
Research Director & Social Media: Audra Woods Certification Director: Leighton Johnson
Marketing Director: Harriet Simpson Professional Services Advocacy Director: Keith Sarto
Educational Director: Sue Rusher Academic Advocate: Caroline Overcash
 Education & Training

January 17, 2019
BlueCross BlueShield of SC, Tower Auditorium
                    2501 Faraway Drive, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, USA
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

What is OSINT?  How is it used?  Who uses it?  We will answer these questions and more as we dive into OSINT. We will discuss how you can use OSINT to see how your digital identity appears to the outside world, allowing you to maintain your privacy.  We will look at some of the tools you can use to uncover publicly available information about you and how you can get that information removed from the internet.

Presenter: Steve Lape

Security in the Cloud – Yes, It Is Still Your Responsibility

Everyone is moving infrastructure to the cloud. Every day it becomes more and more common to remove physical infrastructure from offices and data centers and migrate it into a virtual hosted environment. Just because you decide to use the cloud, doesn’t remove the requirements to secure it though! After all, it is just someone else’s computer. Preventative and detective controls are most likely still your responsibility, if anything, there may be even more of them on your plate than if you hosted the information yourself. This presentation is geared toward individuals curious about security within major cloud virtualization vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google and the differences presented when using SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS.

Presenter: Marc Punzirudu

4 CPEs $50 Members; $75 Verified Affiliated Professional and $100 Non-Members Register 5 in one group, and get a $10 discount per person per day. Includes Lunch 

Additional Information & Registration


February 12, 2019

Location: BlueCross BlueShield of SC, Tower Auditorium
                    2501 Faraway Drive, Columbia, South Carolina, 29210, USA

Time: 7:30am - 11:30am

Network Scanning Basics - The What, The Why, and the How does it Measure up?

 In today’s cyber-driven business environment, the status and state of the network and all devices on the network need to be constantly monitored for potential areas of changing risk. The primary tools for accomplishing this monitoring are network and vulnerability scanners. This class will present the various types of scanners used today, such as network discovery scanners, vulnerability scanners, website scanners and others. We will discuss and then demonstrate each of these, and then engage the students by providing in-class student demonstrations for each of these scanners. Workstation machines for these demos will be provided.

Presenter: Leighton Johnson

3 CPEs $50 Members; $75 Verified Affiliated Professional and $100 Non-Members Register 5 in one group, and get a $10 discount per person per day. Includes Breakfast at 7:30 am

Additional Information


March 20, 2019

Location: Seawell's
                    1125 Rosewood Avenue
                    Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Networking Reception to Follow)



SC Midlands Chapter 54 of ISACA, the three state IIA Chapters, ACFE Palmetto and the SCSIAA chapters are excited to jointly sponsor an event with Frank Abagnale, Jr.  

Mr. Abagnale will present “Catch Me If You Can” and “Fraud Seminar: The Art of the Steal” followed by other related security industry and white collar crime experts for 7.0 CPE hours. The sponsoring organizations will also offer a Networking Reception from 4:45 to 8:00 pm.

Registration options include:

· Attending training and reception;
· Attending training only (with option to RSVP and pay separately for reception);
· Attending reception only (with an option for guests).

Full Day with Reception: $190 Member; $255 Non-Member Training Only: $180 Member; $225 Non-Member Reception Only or to Pay Separately: $10 Member; $30 Non-Member

Additional Information & Registration 


Congratulations to Debra Cobbs, Training Concepts raffle winner! Debra has decided to use her $2500 training voucher to attend the October 2019 CISSP Training.  Woohoo!!!   

              New Members         Membership by the Numbers

 Oluwajuwonlo Awolaru  Chapter Membership: 402
 Melissa Cody  ISACA Certifications: 290
 Shannon Jones  CGEIT: 4
 Jessica Zlosel  CRISC: 48
   CISA: 156
   CISM: 78
   CSXF: 4

Celebrate ISACA's 50th Anniversary with Continued Membership! 

ISACA Global Headquarters Updates

Training Weeks 

Advanced IT Auditing: Taking the Next Step in Accelerating your Knowledge 

April 15-18, Atlanta, Georgia

Online Events

Cybersecurity Audit Certificate

 4-5  March 2019 


Local Job Opportunities 

Medical University of South Carolina
Senior Information Security Analyst

Department of Administration
Information Security Audit Manager
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Risk Management & Compliance Manager II

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