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President's Letter

Hello All!                                                        

I hope everyone made it through our historic rain event in one piece!  As a result of the storms and flooding, we had to postpone our October 8th training and have moved it to the training we are having December 4th so that day will be a full day of training, instead of just a half-day as previously advertised …

For our November event, we are partnering with the IIA local chapters and the State Auditor's Association to bring you the 23rd State Annual Audit Conference.  There is an IT Forensics and Fraud Track and a CISA Review Class.  The conference is November 4 - 6th, at the Columbia Marriott.  See our site,, to register!

Again, I want to thank you, members, for recognizing the value ISACA membership offers you!  We work to add value to your membership.

 Kathleen Hall, 
2015 – 2016 SC Midlands President


In This Issue

The Chapter is 262 members STRONG!

New Members  
Jeffrey Lyon
Selestin Dieudonne Molo
David Pfaehler
Fredrick Thompson
Edwin Waleh



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Upcoming Chapter Training

You should be receiving individual emails now regarding registration for our upcoming classes.  If you are receiving too many emails, please eliminate the email addresses you do not want to receive communications from us. Here is what is planned for the next few months:


November 4 - 6 - State Audit Conference. To learn more and register, go to

Track 1 Fraud Forensics and Incident Response for Digital Evidence
Presented by Leighton Johnson, CISSP, CISA, CISM and CTO of ISMT. 

Track 4
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Exam Review Presented by Diane De Lucia, M.S., PMP, CISA, CISM.  
Participants will bring and utilize their own personal CISA exam review manuals in addition to materials used by the presenter. See .

December 4, 2015 for 8 CPEs – Now includes the class postponed from 10/8/215 - Registration Opening Soon!

Darknet and Beyond! Cyber Risk “Outside the Firewall” Presented by Jeff Spivey, President, Security Risk Management, Inc. 
Safeguarding critical assets in the age of the mega-breach Presented and sponsored by InteliSecure and Websense. 

Certification Update


    Mr. Marc Punzirudu, CISA, CISM, September 24, 2015

    atthew McFail Thompson, CISA, September 30, 2015
    Mr. Wendall H. Mayson, CISA, CISM, September 30, 2015
    Ms. Kathleen J. Hall, CISA, September 18, 2015

    Mr. Thomas Jake Rich, CISM, CRISC, October 14, 2015


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ISACA  Research 2015


Recently Released Research Deliverables:

All research products can be found on the ISACA website:  

  • Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises  
  • Implementing Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 
  • ISACA Innovation Insights  
  • Cloud Computing Market Maturity White Paper 
  • Benchmarking and Business Value Assessment of COBIT 5 
  • Security, Audit and Control Feature SAP ERP 
  • DevOps: Practitioner Considerations  
  • The Cyberresilient Enterprise: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask 
  • Keeping a Lock on Privacy:  How Enterprises are Managing Their Privacy Function

Current Research Projects In Development: 

The products have undergone a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and will be available soon:  

  • A Practical Guide to PCI DSS: Available as a PDF to members free of change and a hard copy will available for member at a discounted cost. Both the PDF and hard copy will be available for non-members for a fee. An Audit Program will be included with this publication. The book is scheduled to be available in the third quarter 2015. 
  • ISACA Privacy Principles and Program Management Guide. 14 global privacy principles, defined and connected to COBIT 5, will serve as the basis for building and maintaining a privacy program. Available In December. 

For information on these publications

 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) needed to assist with the following future projects 

  • Quick State Guide to Audit/Assurance Programs
  • COBIT 5 Audit/Assurance Programs
  • Operational Risk Management/BASEL III

For additional information:
If you would like to participate in any of the above projects, please contact Audra Woods, SC Midlands ISACA Research Director at


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Tips for Registering for our Events

To register for one of our events simply respond to the invite you receive by email.  The invitation has several links where you can find more information.  I generally advise looking at the Event Summary.  On that page across the top will be additional tabs that will allow you to see the Fees, the Agenda for the class, Speaker content, Class Attendees.

To register, simply click on the Register button at the top right or the bottom right and fill in your information.  If you are one of our members, remember to use only your Email address that you have on record with ISACA International in your profile.  If you do not remember what that is, please go to , log in and go to your profile.  We update our records two times a month to capture your most recent changes.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Event Planner.

After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and if you need to make changes, go back to the Event website and use your confirmation number to register additional people or to make a credit card payment.  You may also now print an invoice that you can send to your Accounts Payable Department for reimbursement at those organizations who fund training.

If you are receiving too many emails from us, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you in cleaning out the email addresses you no longer wish to use.  We have noticed that many people have several email addresses on record.

If we can be of any assistance - do not hesitate to contact us! We are happy to help.

After attendance at one of our events, you will receive a request to complete a follow-up survey.  Please fill out the survey - it takes just a few minutes and does provide us guidance on customer service and your training needs.  Within a day, you should receive another email to print out your CPE Certificate from class.

Coming soon - the ability to pay using your check online.  Stay tuned.

ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines


19-22 October

Training Week: Taking the Next Step: Advancing Your IT Auditing Skills, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

22 October

Training Week: Network Security Auditing, Seattle, Washington, USA, early registration deadline

23 October

December CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certification exams final registration deadline


9-12 November

Training Week: Cloud Computing: Seeing through the Clouds—What the IT Auditor Needs to Know, Chicago, Illinois, USA


7-10 December

ISACA Training Week, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

14-17 December

Training Week: Network Security Auditing, Seattle, Washington, USA

Become a Member!

Professional Membership

For individuals interested in or employed in IS/IT audit, control, security, cybersecurity, risk, privacy and governance fields, ISACA professional membership equips you with the resources, training and education you need to expand your professional development opportunities.

ISACA is a resource you can draw upon to enhance your skills, expand your professional connections and experience a vibrant local and global community of colleagues.

Learn More > 

Cybersecurity Nexus

Recently ISACA launched a new cybersecurity resource from ISACA—a Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) web site featuring certification and career path information, the ability to purchase self-paced training lab or register for training courses to prepare for the upcoming CSX Practitioner exam, and more.

Please visit to take advantage of this new addition to the CSX program. Here are some additional CSX opportunities:

 “Follow” ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus page to stay up to date on
all things cybersecurity: 


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Volunteer for your Chapter

We are looking for folks who have a passion for learning, contributing to others, and who are looking for leadership opportunities.  The following positions are open - please consider these and email if you are interested!

Secretary - Attend monthly board meetings - Maintains the chapter’s records, minutes of board meetings, and the chapter bylaws. Responsible for the maintenance and retention of forms, documents, and correspondence. 

Social Media Director - Help us establish a presence in social media that is consistent with our brand!  Post and respond to content on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Accounts.  Attend monthly board meetings and events to report and gather information for this communication path.

Young Professional Ambassador - 
ISACA defines young professionals as members under the age of 36 or older, OR new in the profession. He/she should liaise with our local chapter board when communicating the requirements and aspirations of young professionals. Duties of the position could include:

  • Promoting YP-specific programs
  • Understanding the requirements of the YP community
  • Organizing programs and events to facilitate communication among YPs
  • Regularly interacting with YPs at events, meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Promoting the value of ISACA’s certifications to YPs and focusing on YPs who recently took an ISACA certification exam
  • Identifying senior members in ISACA (and other related organizations) to assist in mentoring and providing guidance to YPs
  • Providing feedback (activities completed, participation, activities planned, etc.) to the local chapter and the YP Subcommittee twice a year or as requested.
  • Organize at least one YP-focused event in a year


We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

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Visit SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA at to find out more about our upcoming educational events!  Click on Events at the top of the page, and then hit the Monthly Training tab to review our events.


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