SCISACA_2  SC Midlands Chapter 54 Newsletter
 April 2019
Welcome to Spring in South Carolina! We have a lot of exciting news and events to share with our members via this email newsletter and via our new website!

ISACA International has provided our chapter with a members portal that launched earlier this year.  The new website is located at  Once there, sign in with your ISACA credentials and you will be able to see and join a variety of ‘communities’.  Our chapter is one of such communities and you should be able to find it under the “My Communities”  tab on the website.  The chapter portal is still a work in progress and we welcome any feedback and suggestions on how we can continuously improve your chapter experience.

We will be announcing some new board members and new ideas on distance learning for our non-Midlands members.  You’ve spoke and we are listening.  Our Young Professionals and SheLeadsTech programs are just kicking off and we’ll have more news for you next month as we work to develop these key initiatives.

Also, take a look at the calendar on the members portal and take advantage of our monthly education events including the April course on COBIT and NIST and the FREE event in May titled “The Dark Web”.  June is the month for the Chapter’s Annual Meeting—Look for more details via newsletter, website, and social media.

                                                                                                           ~Tom Scott

 Introducing 2019 Chapter Officers

President: Tom Scott Vice President: Leighton Johnson
Secretary: Brian Kelley Treasurer: David Bowen
Membership Director: Tom Hart Newsletter Editor: Nicol C. Lewis
Past President: Marc Punzirudu Webmaster: Kareem Briggs
Research Director & Social Media: Audra Woods Certification Director: Leighton Johnson
Marketing Director: Harriet Simpson Professional Services Advocacy Director: Keith Sarto
SheLeads Tech Liaison: Melissa Cody Academic Advocate: Caroline Overcash
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Go Explore and Engage within the new realm of our Chapter Website!

 Education & Training

Implementing NIST Cybersecurity Using COBIT

April 29, 2019 8:00am - April 30, 2019 6:15pm

Blue Cross Tower Auditorium |  2501 Faraway Drive, Columbia, SC 9210
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm

This course is focused on the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), its goals, the implementation steps and the ability to apply this information. The course and exam (optional day two) are for individuals who have a basic understanding of both COBIT 5 and security concepts, and who are involved in improving the cybersecurity program for their enterprises.

Presenter: Leighton Johnson, Accredited Trainer

The Dark Web of Threat Intelligence 

May 28, 2019 
Location: Blue Cross Tower Auditorium | 2501 Faraway Drive, Columbia SC 29210
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Join the SC Midlands ISACA Chapter and IntSights for lunch at the Blue Cross Tower Auditorium for an afternoon of knowledge transfer on Dark Web and Threat Intelligence. This workshop will include a *live* Dark Web Tour.

Objectives covered:

  • How threat intelligence platforms collect threat intelligence from the clear, deep and dark web to deliver contextual and tailored digital risk protection against emerging threats
  • How to automate threat intelligence to automate proactive defense
  • How crypto currency is being used extensively to monetize criminal activity
  • Which nation-states are expanding their Dark Web presence in an effort to keep up with national defenses
  • Why organizations of all sizes need to understand what is lurking on the Dark Web in order to properly protect against external and internal threats

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Membership by the Numbers

 Chapter Membership: 336
 ISACA Certifications: 282
 CRISC: 46
 CISA: 151
 CISM: 77
 CSXF: 4

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