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President's Letter

Hello All!                                                        

Review classes, Review Classes, REVIEW CLASSES!  That is the subject of today’s newsletter!  We will be offering review classes on CISA, CISM, and CRISC!!  Ever dream of earning any one of those certifications?  Take our REVIEW CLASS and increase your chance of passing!  When I took our CISA review class in 2008, I ended up scoring VERY HIGH on the test!  It worked out so well, that this June I’m scheduled to take the CRISC and you’d better believe I’m taking the review class!!

Our review courses are taught by certified trainers who have, in some cases, helped to write the exams!  And our classes are so cost effective; we’ve had people attend from all over the country!  Sadly, sign up for the exams CLOSES this Spring before our review class, so you kind of have to commit to taking the exam before you can experience the review class (unless you wait to take the test in December) … 

Don’t forget about our “Heart of the Network Router” 6 CPE event in March!  Sure to be very informative and include tips you can implement immediately!

Breaking News: ISACA has acquired CMMI® Institute, a global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.  Learn more here .

And in case you still need to update your membership. Remember:  Renew today at

Kathleen Hall, 
2015 – 2016 SC Midlands President


In This Issue

The Chapter is 273 members STRONG!

New Members        
Renard Jackson
Spenser King
James McCrary
Ms. Linda M. Doan, CISA
Mrs. Malida Ann Ihekwoaba



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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:

March 8, 2016 - The Heart of the Network - Router Configuration and Security Tips - 6 CPEs - Presented by Mark Krawczyk, IT Audit Director for Advance America.  To find out more and to register, go to 
April 12, 2016 - John Gatto returns to discuss SDLC, Outsourcing, BYOD, and Social Media - 6 CPEs - cohosted with Palmetto Chapter IIA. To find out more and to register, go to



May 17-18, 2016 - Peter Morin returns with a two-day, hands-on class on Malware Analysis - 12 CPEs

And more to be announced!

Also, please “SAVE  THE  DATE” for our 2016 Annual SC Statewide Audit Conference to be held in our same recent location, the Columbia Marriott Hotel & Conference Center downtown at Main & Hampton Streets -- across from the Columbia Museum of Art, near the State Capital, the University of SC & the Congaree Vista, Wednesday November 2 – Friday November 4, 2016.


Education Information


Please make sure you do not choose to opt out of our communications.  If you do, several of these processes will not work, as we cannot send you email when you have asked us not to.

Instructions for obtaining CPE certificate:
After attending class, you will receive an email that is titled Feedback and CPE for (class name).  The Feedback Survey requires answers for three or four questions. When done, hit submit.  Each individual will receive a second email that has a link for downloading their CPE Certificate.  It will download as “badgexxxxxxxx” where the “x’s” are random characters, but represent the unique identifier assigned to each registrant.  This file will appear in the “Recently Downloaded” file, and it will also be seen at the bottom left of the monitor.  Click on it and save with Name and Class Info to a Folder to retain the certificates.  SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54 does not report your CPEs to ISACA International – this is each member’s responsibility.

Class Materials:
To obtain any class materials, use your class confirmation number and the weblink for the event to reenter the class website.  When you are on the Summary Page, there are several Tabs running across the top of the page – one will be “Class Material.”  Click on the tab, and download, save and print if you would like.

Class Registration, Confirmation Numbers and Class Invoice:
Payment is now due at the time of registration by Credit, Debit or E-Checks.  We have eliminated the option for Mail in Payments for individuals.  Once you are registered, you will be able to print an Invoice.  If you do not choose to do that at the time of registration, but find you need this Invoice later, use the confirmation email that you received after registering which contains your Confirmation Number and a link to the Class website.  Re-enter the class website by using  the Class Link and enter your Confirmation Number.  Under the Tab “My Registration, you will then see a tab “Invoice.”  If you need reimbursement, you can choose to print out your invoice for submittal to your organization’s Accounts Payable Department. 

Corporate Payment:
Organizations may choose to register their groups of employees to come to our events.  Instead of registering one by one, do this as a group registration which will produce one confirmation number for your Accounts Payable to process the payment.  After inputting all the names and information of the individuals to attend, select Corporate Payment as the process to use for payment. A confirmation notice will appear and produce the Confirmation Number and a link to the class event. The Confirmation number and the Class link is all Accounts Payable will need to go back into the event and make payment by Credit or E-Check.  Special permission from the Chapter President ( is needed for a mail-in check.  Personal mail-in checks or cash are no longer accepted.  Each employee registered will receive an email confirmation notice and be able to enter the class website to obtain class materials and their CPE certificate.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!


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Featured Research


ISACA's Leadership in Research

ISACA actively promotes research that results in the development of products that IT governance, control, assurance, risk and security professionals can use to add value to their enterprises. ISACA research also informs information technology management and users about IS controls and the critical role they play in their organizations.  

If you would like to be considered for the expert review team of a current project, please submit a brief biography summary detailing your expertise and experience to                                               

Recent Research 

A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices

2015 Advanced Persistent Threat Awareness

Keeping a Lock on Privacy: How Enterprises Are Managing Their Privacy Function

The Cyberresilient Enterprise: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask

DevOps Practitioner Considerations                                                 
Volunteer Engagement for ISACA

Volunteer opportunities are now more flexible and respect your busy time and schedule.  ISACA is excited to offer a new way to volunteer and contribute your skills and expertise.  
The opportunities and who to contact for each of these opportunities are available at .

Get Local! 

Volunteer opportunities are not only at the International level, your local chapter needs volunteers too! ISACA Chapters sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, engage in IT research projects, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security professional. Volunteering at your local chapter is a great way to become an active member of ISACA.  

Opportunities can range from one-time tasks or committee involvement, to chapter board leadership roles, including serving as chapter president. Volunteer roles differ among chapters, so the first step is to contact your chapter ( and ask how you can get involved!





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ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines


8 March 2016 Webinar: the State of Cybersecurity, An ISACA Perspective

10 March 2016 Webinar: Understanding How Machine Learning Defends Against Zero-Day Threats

14-17 March 2016
Network Security Auditing Training Week - Miami Florida USA

31 March 2016 Webinar: PCI DSS: Developing Robust Trojan Defenses

31 March 2016 ISACA Membership and Certifications - Final Renewal Deadline

8 April 2016 June Certification Exam Final Registration Deadline

18-21 April 2016 Information Security Essentials for IT Auditors - Chicago Illinois USA

30 April-1 May 2016 COBIT Conference - New Orleans Louisiana USA

2-4 May 2016 North America CACS - New Orleans Louisiana USA

2-5 May 2016 Fundamentals of IS Audit & Assurance Training Week - New Orleans Louisiana USA 

16-19 May 2016 An Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection - Atlanta Georgia USA                                                


Other Training Opportunities


Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference / Mobile Forensics World 2016

Join the industry in Myrtle Beach, June 5-8, 2016 for the 18th edition of Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference and 9th edition of Mobile forensics World to be held concurrently at the Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA.

The 2016 event will feature 90 speakers, 80 sessions, 2 keynotes, and 50 sponsors/exhibits over four days of networking among 1,000 cybersecurity and digital forensics industry professionals.  The 2016 primary seminar topics include: Audit/Risk Management; Cloud Security; Forensics; Investigations; Information Security; and Host Sponsor Labs.

Full conference details will be available by early March 2016.  Don't miss out!

For full details and to register, please visit

Note: ISACA SC Midland Chapter members receive a special 30% discount - contact Sue Rusher at for additional details.                                                                        



Cybersecurity Nexus

New CSX Practitioner Boot Camp Accelerates Cyber Training

Raise your cyber skills from intermediate to the level of an in-demand cyber security first responder. Be among the first to take the new CSX Practitioner Boot Camp from ISACA®’s Cybersecurity Nexus™ (CSX).

This intensive, five-day course focuses on skills and concepts that align to existing global cyber security frameworks and enables you to:

  • Train in an adaptive, performance-based cyber laboratory environment
  • Develop your technical cyber skills
  • Learn and practice applying industry-leading methods
  • Utilize open-source tools within real-world scenarios
  • Prepare for the CSX Practitioner Certification exam and advance your career faster

CSX Practitioner Boot Camp courses are available starting next month in Chicago, Illinois: 4-8 April 2016 and Washington, D.C.: 11-15 April 2016.

Register Now and Save $1,000 now – limited-time introductory offer!

The Nexus contains original Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) content and curated cybersecurity articles from around the web.
Visit The Nexus subscription page of the ISACA web site to subscribe now.

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Certification Updates

Exam Passers for December 2015:

Jonathan Carter Rafferty
Caroline Overcash
Tia Blyther

Lonnie Michael Colbert

If you are interested in sitting for the June 2016 ISACA exams and/or a review course, please contact us at

Save the Date for the following Certification Review Courses to be held at the BlueCross BlueShield of SC Tower Auditorium
Registration to open soon!

CISA - 18 CPEs
May 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, and 12 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CISM - 16 CPEs
May 7-8 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

May 14-15 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit the ISACA Bookstore for certification exam prep materials.



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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