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President's Letter for July 2016


Welcome to the new Chapter year!

I am pleased to announce that our membership has been growing by leaps and bounds!  It appears that businesses – and individuals – have seen the benefits being a member entail!  Here is a brief overview of those benefits:

ISACA gives you access to the critical information you need to succeed and add value to your enterprise. As part of a talented global community of IT audit, information security and IT governance professionals, you have the opportunity to contribute directly to advancing the profession and developing its body of knowledge.

Connect and Network*
ISACA professional members include IT and information systems professionals covering a range of titles and disciplines, many with a focus in IT assurance, control, security, governance and risk.

As an ISACA member, you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals, interests and commitments. Becoming involved with your local chapter and attending ISACA events will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and discover new opportunities in your profession.

"Networking is key to landing a new position— Did you know that approximately 79% of new jobs are found through networking??

Advance Your CareerNo matter where you are on your career path, ISACA equips you with the resources, training and education you need to expand your professional development opportunities. Many professionals worldwide consider membership in ISACA essential to their ongoing education, career progression and value delivery to their enterprises.

ISACA membership sets you apart from other IT professionals by signifying that you are:

  • Dedicated to best practices and successful results
  • Committed to professional growth and advancement
  • Helping to advance your profession
  • A seeker of professional knowledge and a problem solver
  • Serious about continuing education
  • Connected with a highly regarded organization
  • Part of a global network of peers

Visit Benefits to learn more about how ISACA Professional Membership can help you achieve your future success.

Here are the Professional Development Benefits:

  • New! Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX)—guidance, education and community that enable cybersecurity professionals to be better prepared to protect their enterprise, respond quickly to minimize the impact of cyber attacks, and stay ahead of future threats.
  • ISACA eLibrary—A comprehensive collection of nearly all ISACA/ITGI published books and more than 525 third-party titles
  • Free CPE—ISACA certified members can earn up to 70 free CPEs per year.
  • CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certification—Member discounts for exam study aids, registration and maintenance
  • Conferences and Training—Member discounts on more than 25 ISACA events annually
  • Webinars and Virtual Conferences—Members may earn free CPE hours!
  • Local (Chapter-level) Education—Access to affordable CPE programs and information exchange through regular chapter meetings and events
  • Bookstore —Member discounts on ISACA publications and research
  • Career Centre Enhancements—Access more jobs, including those posted on other job boards, using a search-by-country feature; plus, post and access a free job board for freelancers.
  • Access My ISACA to update your profile and CPE hours.

And if you join online, you save $20!

I do have a favor to ask of each of you:  Please look into your lives and see if you have time to dedicate to our Chapter.  We have a few open Board Positions (Vice President, GRA liaison, Research Director) and we need your help!  You’d be joining a great team of professionals who work to better the Chapter every day, as well as receive CPEs and 25% off training events!  Think about it, and let me know!

Thank you, members, for recognizing the value ISACA membership offers you!  We work to add value to your membership!  If you have any comments or concerns – or simply want to chat – I can be reached at!

Here’s to another great year!

Kathleen Hall  
SC Midlands ISACA Chapter #54
President 2015-2017


In This Issue

The Chapter is 296 members STRONG!

New Members        
Bobby Boyd                                   

David Easey
Omotoso Fakokunde
Amelia Freeman
Ron Howell
Joshua Huff
Brian Olliff
Tonya Sims
Jovonn Sumter
Alan Taylor
Ariadna Teal
Frederick Toler



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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:                                             

Look for information coming soon on upcoming events                                             

August 29, 2016 - CyberAudits of Microsoft Windows Active Directory - 8 CPES

September 13, 2016 - The BlindSpot Zone - 6 CPES

October 13, 2016 - Virtualization - CPES to be determined

November 2, 3 and 4th - State Audit Conference - IT Track and CISA Review - Hold the date!  Columbia Marriott Hotel at Main & Hampton Streets Book Your Room for 2016 Here Now                                          



Member Benefits


    Members can visit ISACA's eLibrary and Bookstore to find hundreds of titles written by thought leaders and acclaimed experts. 

    Members receive: 

    • Access to over 575 FREE eBooks 
    • Information on standards, best practices and emerging IS/IT topics 
    • Special sales, discounts and promotions—including on certification exam preparation materials


     Browse more than 575 titles on demand to supplement your knowledge and sharpen your skills at ISACA®'s exclusive eLibrary—available online 24/7 for quick, easy reference or download. 

    Titles include:

    • IT Control Objective for Sarbanes-Oxley
    • Securing Mobile Devices
    • Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks,
    • and hundreds more!


    Find COBIT® 5 publications, exam preparation materials and much more available for download or shipping worldwide. Save with exclusive member-only discounts on any purchase you make.

     Visit the Bookstore to get started today.



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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.   

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                                                                                                                                               

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


18-21 July 2016 Taking the Next Step: Advancing Your IT Auditing Skills - Seattle Washington USA

20 Jul 2016 Webinar: IT/OT Convergence and Industrial Cybersecurity

22 July 2016 Certification: CISA and CISM September Exam - Final Registration Deadline

26 Jul 2016 Webinar: Effective Third-Party Risk Assessment – A Balancing Process

31 Jul 2016  Membership: ISACA Half-Year Half-Price Membership Deadline

1-4 August 2016 Training Week: COBIT, governance, Cybersecurity, and IS Management - Chicago Illinois USA

8-11 August 2016 Analytics in Action - San Jose California USA

22-25 Aug 2016 Cloud Computing: Seeing through the Clouds - What the IT Auditor Needs to Know-Boston Massachusetts USA  


 2015 ISACA Annual Report


2015 ISACA Annual Report Highlights a Year of Growth

ISACA’s 2015 Annual Report underlines the wide breadth of ISACA’s activities and accomplishments last year and emphasizes that—acting on our core value that “We are ONE”—we can and do achieve great things. PDF, digital and video versions of ISACA’s 2015 Annual Report are available for download or viewing.

View Now >                                                                                                                            


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).                       

CSX Boot Camp courses are available in Washington, DC: 11-15 July 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


Why Certify!

ISACA certifications are globally accepted and recognized. They combine the achievement of passing an exam with credit for your work and educational experience, giving you the credibility you need to move ahead in your career. Certification proves to employers that you have what it takes to add value to their enterprise. In fact, many organizations and governmental agencies around the world require or recognize ISACA’s certifications.                                  

Earn the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) or Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification

Get started today! Register for an exam 

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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