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11/14 CyberAudits of Identity and Access Control Management
11/14-17 CISA Exam Cram

11/20 November Board meeting

12/13 Dec Holiday Training/Gathering

About Us

The South Carolina Midlands ISACA Chapter 54 is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina.

Members: 399

 CGEIT - 4
 CRISC - 48  CISA - 156
  CISM - 78
  CSXF - 4

Training opportunities are presented throughout the year and are open to members and non-members.


SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54

November 2018 Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter for SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54

With the Holidays right around the corner, the SC Midlands Chapter wanted to do something a little different this year with the our Annual December Training Event.  

We would like to celebrate you, all of our chapter members, for your participation and dedication throughout the year.  We will hold our holiday social event as part of our usual December event.  

In addition to networking and learning, we’re going to throw in a little FUN! 

Lights Before Christmas

Meet your family just after they enter the zoo gates.  Happy Holidays everyone!!  Special discounted tickets for your family and friends available for purchase upon your registration.  Your admission to the Lights Before Christmas included in your class registration. 


Please mark your calendars on December 13th and join us as we celebrate another great year with the SC Midlands ISACA Chapter!


Welcome New Members

Chris Collier

Lemanuel Williams

Anthony Salerno

Noah Overcash Ryan Speight Jessica Butel
Gregory Gould Karl Johnson Allen McLeod
Bryant Collins Dedra Cobbs John Jessop
James Everett Susen Law Michael  Rylant
Gary Hanzak Alex Cannon  Casey Grimes

It's a Wrap!!!

Year End Tips:

 Security, HIPAA, PCI, and Blockchain

December 13, 2018

Topics covered include:

  • Special Topic by Ted Wolf, ISACA International Board Member

  • Using Enterprise Security Architecture to shift security left in the IT project life cycle, presented by Mark Graves, CISA, CISSP, ISSAP, SABSA SCF

  • Configuration Management: Baselining, Monitoring and Remediation, presented by Donald Catanzaro, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC

  • Building a User Awareness Program From Scratch on a Limited Budget, presented by Steve Lape, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, MCSE


  • Why is PCI Compliance Important to you and your Company, presented by Mark Krawczyk, CISA, CISSP, CCNA, Security+


  • Performing a Risk Assessment – Methodology and Steps for Success, presented by  Brian Freedman, MS, CISSP, CISA PMP, CHCO


  • Blockchain Concepts and Uses, presented by Leighton Johnson, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT and COBIT 5


Celebrating ISACA's 50th Anniversary

Next year, ISACA will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary!  To kick off the 50th Anniversary celebration, ISACA is launching the ISACA50 campaign to a detailed timeline of ISACA’s first 50 years.  

Founded in 1969, the organization was first known as the Electronic Data Processing Auditors Association (EDPAA) and was incorporated in Los Angeles, California.  The first publication, Control Objectives, was released in 1975 and outlined data processing audit and control best practices.  One year later, in 1976, the first chapters outside of the United States were established, Mexico City, Mexico and Sydney, Australia.  The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification was introduced in 1978.  It wasn’t until 1994 when the organization formally changed its name to the one we know today, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, just after its 25th Anniversary.  

At this point, ISACA had more than 14,000 members in 134 chapters in 60 countries!  Fast-forward 25 years and there’s now over 135,000 members in over 220 chapters!
Visit for more details on ISACA’s rich history, a listing of Anniversary Events around the world, and ISACA50 branded swag.  You can also find stories about how the organization is honoring its past and innovating for the future.  Members from all around the world are submitting stories and you can, too!
 Call for Volunteers! 
The SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54 is looking for volunteers like you to help bring the most value to its members.  We are currently seeking volunteers for  board positions, as well as committee members: 

Among the possible positions that we seek to continually staff are roles like the following:

President   Vice-President   Secretary  Certification Director  Treasurer  Webmaster  Marketing Director  Research Director  Education Director    Academic Relations Director    
Professional Services Director 
Any volunteer position is a great way to boost your resume, get exposure, and have fun!!  Contact Tom Scott at for more information on how to volunteer.  
ISACA Global Headquarters Updates 

Training Weeks: 

Cloud Computing: Seeing through the Clouds – What the IT Auditor Needs to Know 12-15 November 2018 Los Angeles, CA

Online Events:

Webinar: Aligning VRM with Organizational Resilience 24 October 2018

GLS 2018 Photos

SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54 President Tom Scott and Joao from Brasil

Evening Dinner Dancers

Announcement Wall at Dinner in Chicago

SC Midlands ISACA Chapter 54 Vice-President Leighton Johnson

The primary purpose of the chapter is to promote the education of the individual for the improvement and development of his/her capabilities relating to the auditing of and/or management consulting in, or direct management of the fields of IT Governance, IS Audit, security, control and assurance.

Be on the lookout for our 2019 Calendar of Events!!!


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