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President's Letter for August 2016

Hello All!

For those of us with school aged children, August is a month buzzing with Back-to-school work, while trying to do our regular jobs and then get the training in we need to maintain our certifications!

This month is special, we will be holding our first-ever CyberSecurity Nexus (CSX) Fundamentals class on Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th.  Once you take this 16 credit class, taught by our very own Leighton Johnson, you will be on track to sit for the CSX Certificate!  The test is available online, which is an exciting new endeavor for ISACA!  You have until TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th to get the Early Bird pricing of $250!

Be sure to mark it on your calendars to fit in this class!  We’re excited to have you join us!!  

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


In This Issue

The Chapter is 298 members STRONG!

New Members        
Mike Allinger                                  

John Walker                                     



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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:                                                     


CSX Cyber Security Fundamentals Review Class - August 17 and 18, 2016 - 16 CPEs - sign up at

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

September 13, 2016 - The BlindSpot Zone - 6 CPES - Register now What is this?  To find out - watch this:

Click here to find out what the BlindSpot Zone Workshop is about

Look for information coming soon on upcoming events 

October 13, 2016 - Virtualization - CPES to be determined

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

February 7,8, and 9 - COBIT 5 Foundations Class and Optional Exam - 24 CPE 


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


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    • 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


Share Your Expertise. Explore New and Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

ISACA is excited to offer you a new way to volunteer and contribute your skills and expertise as subject matter expert (SME).  Volunteer opportunities are now more flexible and respect your busy time and schedule. From a year-long commitment to an hour of your time, ISACA projects enable you to get involved as your schedule permits. 

A volunteer does not need to be a member or hold a certification; however, they should then have proven experience in support of the subject matter they are reviewing.  It is ultimately up to the project manager to accept and finalize volunteers for any internal ISACA research publication. Any volunteer is required to sign a Participation Agreement and submit it to the ISACA Legal Department.

Take a look at what is currently open and get involved today!

All of ISACA HQ’s volunteer opportunities are posted on the volunteer portal found here:  There is also a Volunteer Now” link that takes users to a form to fill out.  Anyone who completes this form is entered into the volunteer database for project managers to refer to for future projects.

For additional information:
Please contact Audra Woods, SC Midlands ISACA Research Director at

Get Local! 
Volunteer opportunities are not only at the International level, your local chapter needs volunteers too! 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. Contact your chapter ( and ask how you can get involved!





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ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

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

11 Aug 2016  Top 5 Tips to Overcome Executive Challenges to Implement Data Classification-Webinar

17 Aug 2016  ISACA Presents: Building Capability with CMMI-Webinar

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

23 Aug 2016  Demystifying End Point Security and Global Threat Intelligence-Webinar

30 Aug 2016  CISA Exam Prep Course – Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)                                                                                                 


 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

CSX 2016 North America – 17-19 October, Las Vegas, Nevada

Cyber threats affect every enterprise in every industry—no one is too big or too small. Threats don’t take holidays and they are becoming more intrusive and potentially more devastating every day. To help you stay ahead of the most critical issues and find effective solutions, ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) is hosting the acclaimed CSX 2016 North America Conference.

CSX 2016 brings together thought leaders, experts and professionals at all levels of cyber security as well as the next generation of cyber defenders. Here you can find new connections, innovations and resources to build your cyber security profile and help defend your enterprise from the ever growing cyber security threat.

Register Today

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

Mr. Gregg Hamby, CISA, July 21, 2016

June 2016 Exam passers 

Mr. Edwin B. Waleh
Mr. Tremayne J. Brown
James A. Remsey

Jeffrey Craig Lyon
James K. McCrary

Mr. Thomas P. Scott, Jr., CISA
Mr. Renard Alex Jackson

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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