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President's Letter

Hello All!                                                        

Well, Spring is upon us with a vengeance!  Pollen is everywhere and flowers are blooming!  It is truly beautiful outside!  Our May event takes places next week – a great tutorial on PCI-DSS taught by our very own Social Media Director, Marc Punzirudu!  It is sure to be a wonderful event filled with tips and tricks for making sure your business is compliant!  Register here: May 17 2016 Event Website

In June, we have the annual Techno Security Conference in Myrtle Beach!  Speakers from all over the nation will converge on Myrtle Beach to share their knowledge!  As ISACA members, you get to go to this conference at a 30% discount (use code ISACA16) and register here!

And, finally, don’t make those plans for the Fourth of July just yet – we have an event planned for July 5th and 6th that is SURE to peak your interest – details soon!! 

Kathleen Hall  
SC Midlands ISACA
President 2015-2017


In This Issue

The Chapter is 253 members STRONG!

New Members        
Litany Lineberry                                   

Kathleen Shealy
Thomas Pinckney
James Remsey                                    



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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:

What is the PCI DSS? Who needs to know? What else can I use it for? Presented by Marc Punzirudu, PCI-QSA, PCIP, CISA, CISM, CISSP
May 17, 2016, 6 CPEs
To learn more and to Sign up visit:   SC Midlands ISACA May 17 2016 Class                                               


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. For more information see 2016 SC Statewide Audit Conference SAVE THE DATE 3


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                                                                                               

Effectiveness of an Audit Depends on the Quality of Your Audit Program

Free Downloads

To help address these issues and ensure the best possible outcomes for your audit programs, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Inc. (ISACA) has created the FREE White Paper, Information Systems Auditing: Tools and Techniques—Creating Audit Programs. It outlines the basic steps necessary to develop comprehensive audit programs that clearly and consistently document the procedures used to test controls and gather supporting data.

Moreover, ISACA has developed a useful companion template, Sample Audit and Assurance Program in 5 Steps—Virtual Private Network, which you also can download for FREE. Using the 5-step model developed by ISACA, this tool takes you through the process of designing an audit plan, then proceeds through each test step of its execution. Use this template to develop your plan of action.

Finally, be sure to download ISACA’s Free Infographic, Audit Plan Activities: Step-by-Step, a colorful one-page reminder of the important keys to audit success.

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


12 May 2016 How to Get Away With Data (Exfiltration) - Webinar

16-19 May 2016 An Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection - Los Angeles California USA

16-20 May 2016 CSX Practitioner Boot Camp Training-New York New York USA

24 May 2016 Protecting and Recovering Encrypted Data in Today’s World-Webinar

15 June 2016  September CISA and CISM Certification Exam – Early Registration Deadline                                                


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.                                                                        



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New CSX Practitioner Boot Camp Accelerates Cyber Training

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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 Boot Camp courses are available in New York, New York: 16-20 May 2016, Denver, Colorado: 13-17 June 2016 and San Francisco, California: 20-24 June 2016.

Register Now

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

Newly Certified:

Ms. Diane M. DeLucia, CISA, CISM, CRISC, April 19, 2016

Dorlis Ouellette, CISA, CISM, April 5, 2016


You are invited to register now for the upcoming SC Midlands ISACA Certification Review class.

The CRISC Review Class will be on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15 from 8 am to 5 pm, 16 CPEs.
Register at this link:  CRISC Review Class Details Here


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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