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President's Letter for June 2017

Hello everyone,

It’s an exciting time for SC Midlands Chapter. We were awarded the K. Wayne Snipes award (regionally and worldwide) for large chapters and also a chapter growth award! Photos of the award ceremony are coming!

We have experienced a large amount of growth and have some great educational events coming up. Be sure to check your e-mail for notifications from Cvent and/or go to for more information! If anyone has any ideas on topics that they would like to be presented, or would like to present themselves, please let us know. We would love to hear from you. Currently, we still have an available spot for Social Media Director and Secretary. Come be a part of our organization and be an integral part of our organizations success.  

TechnoSecurity is here. I’ll be presenting, as will some familiar names and faces, such as our very own Leighton Johnson, and also Ken Cutler. More information can be found at

Thanks and look forward to seeing you at our next event,

Marc Punzirudu, SC Midlands ISACA Chapter President

In This Issue

        The Chapter is 303 members STRONG! 
           New Members            
           Daniel Brown
           Jeffrey Miller


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:

Effective Cybersecurity Strategy & The Threat from Within,
sponsored by Optiv and Imperva
Social to Follow
Early Bird Pricing ends on June 12, 2017
ISACA Members $62.50; Verified Affiliated Professionals $112.50, Non-Members $137.50

Registration at 

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Social and Education event held at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.  The event will earn you 4 CPEs, sign in at 1:30 pm, enjoy a light snack and a drink, then listen to some great tips on building your Security Roadmap and how to deal with insider threats at the Ndoki Lodge.  We are excited to celebrate our receipt of the K. Wayne Snipes Award for the best large chapter in the World, presented by ISACA International.  To kick off the festivities, members will be gifted with a lightweight windbreaker with the SC Midlands ISACA logo.  To help us celebrate, everyone attending is invited to join us at the Social following class for delicious treats and an open bar, while you explore the Aquarium-Reptile Complex.

SAVE THE DATES For 2017:  

Check Calendar for 2017 SC Midlands ISACA for upcoming Chapter events



Affiliated Professional Members - Attend SC Midlands ISACA training for just $50 - $70 more than ISACA members!  Scan your up to date professional organization membership card and send to  Once received, you will be added to the Affiliated Professional Group and receive a personal invite with your discounted pricing to class.  Do this before you register for the class! 

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Other Chapter News

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) Atlanta Chapter: Introduction to Cybersecurity Risk for Medical Devices, Presented by Mark Graves, CISA, CISSP and Ben Acord, CISSP, CEH


Friday, 9 June 2017 (8:30 am–12:00 pm EDT) 

Agfa HealthCare
10 South Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Find directions online.

Register Here:

Risk management professionals are seeing an increase in regulatory demands to manage cyber risk for medical devices. This seminar introduces attendees to cybersecurity in general using everyday examples, and then applies that frame of reference to medical device risk. Attendees will learn how to apply risk management frameworks to plot a path forward for their own compliance efforts.

This event is sponsored by the RAPS Atlanta Chapter and is intended to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing among area regulatory personnel. A light meal will be available for all attendees. RAC holders may claim three RAC recertification credits.


Techno Security Conference June 4 - 7, 2017

Techno 2017

The Nineteenth Annual Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will be held June 4 – 7, 2017 in sunny Myrtle Beach at the Marriott at Grande Dunes Resort. This conference, previously known as the Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference held in conjunction with Mobile Forensics World, welcomes corporate network security professionals, federal, state and local law enforcement digital forensic specialists, corporate and private forensic examiners, and industry leaders from the US and around the world.
For more information, visit 

Mobile App Now Available!
Download the 2017 mobile app to stay connected throughout the entire event. This is also where you can reference all the speaker profiles, connect with other attendees, and download session presentations.

Search for Techno Security MB 2017 in your app store. 

(Event Code: TSMB2017) 

Schedule at a Glance
The 2017 event has organized four days filled with education, training, keynotes, exhibits, and networking opportunities. 

Click Here for the full schedule at a glance to plan your agenda. 

Dress Code: The event is business casual, with emphasis on the casual.                                                           



Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015

ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

8 June 2017 Webinar: The Power of Identity

12-15 Jun 2017 Training Week (Multiple Topics) - Houston TX USA

20 Jun 2017 Webinar: Practical Approaches to Accelerating Privileged Access Adoption 

19-22 Jun 2017 Analytics in Action - Boston MA USA

22 Jun 2017 Webinar: A Holistic Approach to PAM from a Real-World Point of view 

For more information go to: 


 SC Cyber Calendar of Events

3 Upcoming SC Cyber Courses

Go to to register


NIST Risk Management Framework Workshops   June 13-14, 2017    N. Charleston

6/13   Day 1    Overview and discussion on the five core NIST Risk Management Framework special publications (SPs)

SP 800-39
SP 800-30
SP 800-37
SP 800-53
SP 800-53A

6/14    Day 2     Workshop Activities (Break into small (4-6 person) groups)

Morning:  Conducting a Risk Assessment

Categorizing System Impact
Developing a System Security Plan
Developing a Security Assessment Plan and Security Assessment Report


Cyber Defender Course               July 17-20                            Columbia

The goal of Cyber Defender Course is to provide technical personnel with the hands-on expertise necessary to defend communication and data networks from cyberterrorism events. This is a four day course that will expose participants to potential attack methods from cyberterrorists. After an introduction to cyberterrorism, participants will learn how to protect network systems by survey of the following: planning and preparation of defenses; installation and administration of defenses


Cyber First Responder Course           August 21-24                     Columbia

CFR is designed to prepare first responders to effectively and efficiently act to counter any type of cyber-based terror attack against our nation’s internet, communications, and network-based infrastructure. This hands-on course is for skilled technical personnel who meet specific technical prerequisites, and could be responsible for responding to agency assistance calls for potential cyberterrorism activity.



Cybersecurity Nexus

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.

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


Social Media




Certification Updates

Congratulations to the following 2017 Exam Passers:

Dr. Stephen McCauley, CISA

The transition to
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) in 2017 for ISACA’s CISA, CRISC, CISM and CGEIT certifications is underway. Registration is open for the first exam testing window, which will be 1 May-30 June. Exam registration is available at

Exams will be offered in 2017 at PSI testing locations worldwide during three, eight-week testing windows. The second testing window will be 1 August-30 September, and the third window will be 1 November-31 December. Additional information can be found in the ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide.                                                                                                                                                         

Visit the ISACA Bookstore for certification exam prep materials.




We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015

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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