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President's Letter

Hello All!                                                        

Well the holiday time is now upon us – I hope you are having a great one!  As the days grow shorter and the wind develops a bit of a bite, this should remind you that CPE Reporting Season is now upon us!  If you haven’t had a chance to play around with the ISACA website, please do so soon (Login and select the My ISACA tab).  CPE is now entered into the system so that International will know what program you attended and when.  This year, filling in those lost CPE certificates will be tricky until we converted to Cvent and began sending links for you to print out your own.  Be sure to leave enough time to get everything entered by the deadline because, well, let’s just say I know what happens when you miss a reporting deadline and I would NEVER want any of you to have to find out what needs to be done!

I hope you were able to join us at our December 4th event!  We had a great showing!  It was a great program with engaging speakers and a good time was had by all!  Thanks to our sponsors:  InteliSecure and Raytheon/Websense!

Next month we welcome back a crowd favorite – Mr. Excel!  The Early Bird Registration for members is only $48 for 4 CPEs and that includes his newest book:  XL (get it?  X-L as in Excel?? And the roman numerals for 40!!).  It’s his FORTIETH Book!  We hope you can join us!

Keep safe during this holiday season, and remember to enter your CPEs and renew your membership!

Kathleen Hall, 
2015 – 2016 SC Midlands President


In This Issue

The Chapter is 264 members STRONG!

New Members         Transfers
Amber Brown                  Mark C. Serban, CISA
Caroline Overcash           Mr. Jason Kenneth Tanis, CISA
Kenny Weeks                                    



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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:

January 7, 2016 for 4 CPEs – Registration Now Open!
40 Greatest Excel Tips of All Time from MrExcel!  Presented by Bill Jelen, known as MrExcel! 


February 9, 10, and 11, 2016 - Cobit 5 Foundations Course and Exam - 24 CPEs

March 8, 2016 - The Heart of the Network - Router Configuration and Security Tips - 6 CPEs

April 12, 2016 - John Gatto returns to discuss SDLC, Outsourcing, BYOD, and Social Media - 6 CPEs

And more to be announced!



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.                                                                                   

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Featured Research


Recently Released Research Deliverables:

All research products can be found on the ISACA website:  

  • A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices
  • Advanced Persistent Threat Awareness Study Results  
  • Benchmarking and Business Value Assessment of COBIT 5   
  • Security, Audit and Control Feature SAP ERP
  • DevOps: Practitioner Considerations
  • The Cyberresilient Enterprise: What the Board of Directors Needs to Ask 
  •  Keeping a Lock on Privacy: How Enterprises are Managing Their Privacy Function White Paper
  • A Practical Guide to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)   

For information on these publications

 Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) needed to assist with the following future projects 

  • Quick State Guide to Audit/Assurance Programs
  • COBIT 5 Audit/Assurance Programs
  • Operational Risk Management/BASEL III

For additional information:
If you would like to participate in any of the above projects, please contact Audra Woods, SC Midlands ISACA Research Director at



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ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

12 Dec 2015 CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC exams held

15 Dec 2015 Webinar: Cybersecurity: e-Commerce, Governance and Applied Certifications

14-17 Dec 2015 Network Security Auditing Training Week-Seattle Washington USA

20 Jan 2016 Webinar: Mentoring: A Critical Input and Output for Fast-Tracking Your Career


Professional Membership!


For individuals interested in or employed in IS/IT audit, control, security, cybersecurity, risk, privacy and governance fields, ISACA professional membership equips you with the resources, training and education you need to expand your professional development opportunities.
ISACA is a resource you can draw upon to enhance your skills, expand your professional connections and experience a vibrant local and global community of colleagues.



Cybersecurity Nexus

Recently ISACA launched a new cybersecurity resource from ISACA—a Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) web site featuring certification and career path information, the ability to purchase self-paced training lab or register for training courses to prepare for the upcoming CSX Practitioner exam, and more.

Please visit to take advantage of this new addition to the CSX program. Here are some additional CSX opportunities:

 Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015“Follow” ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus page to stay up to date on all things cybersecurity: 


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Tips for Registering for our Events

To register for one of our events simply respond to the invite you receive by email.  The invitation has several links where you can find more information.  I generally advise looking at the Event Summary.  On that page across the top will be additional tabs that will allow you to see the Fees, the Agenda for the class, Speaker content, Class Attendees.

To register, simply click on the Register button at the top right or the bottom right and fill in your information.  If you are one of our members, remember to use only your Email address that you have on record with ISACA International in your profile.  If you do not remember what that is, please go to , log in and go to your profile.  We update our records two times a month to capture your most recent changes.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Event Planner.

After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email and if you need to make changes, go back to the Event website and use your confirmation number to register additional people or to make a credit card payment.  You may also now print an invoice that you can send to your Accounts Payable Department for reimbursement at those organizations who fund training.

If you are receiving too many emails from us, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you in cleaning out the email addresses you no longer wish to use.  We have noticed that many people have several email addresses on record.

If we can be of any assistance - do not hesitate to contact us! We are happy to help.

After attendance at one of our events, you will receive a request to complete a follow-up survey.  Please fill out the survey - it takes just a few minutes and does provide us guidance on customer service and your training needs.  Within a day, you should receive another email to print out your CPE Certificate from class.

Coming soon - the ability to pay using your check online. Stay Tuned!                                   

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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