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President's Letter for September 2017

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone has weathered the recent storms.  We currently have a few exciting training events on the horizon so be sure to check our website, Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can be a better chapter, so do not hesitate to let us know.

We are also looking for volunteers to assist the Board of Directors with various tasks. If you are interested in helping the ISACA Best Worldwide Chapter of 2016 be even better, please e-mail me directly at



Marc Punzirudu, SC Midlands ISACA Chapter President

In This Issue

                                             The Chapter is 318 members STRONG!
                                               New Members            
                                               Lauren Kelley
                                               Jose Romubio
                                               Edward Zaremba 


Upcoming Chapter Training

Sign Up Now: November 15 - 17, 2017 20 CPEs each

- Ken Cutler presents "Performing Effective CyberSecurity Risk Assessments and Audits"

- CISA Certification Review presented by SC Midlands ISACA
Find out the details and Register here

(Presented at the State Audit and IT Conference - Embassy Suites Columbia SC) 

SAVE THE DATES For 2017:                                          

December 1, 2017 - Last class of the year!  More on the Dark Web from our sponsor IntSight, and Ted Wolff from ISACA International

October 10, 2017 - Frameworks and Requirements for working with the Federal Government

November 3, 2017 - Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports Discussion and Review


Affiliated Professional Members - Attend SC Midlands ISACA training for just $50 - $70 more than ISACA members!  Scan your up to date professional organization membership card and send to  Once received, you will be added to the Affiliated Professional Group and receive a personal invite with your discounted pricing to class.  Do this before you register for the class! 

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Other Chapter News

RACF User Group Meeting! 

The Georgia RACF User Group (GARUG) was created to serve the professional education needs of the RACF community in Georgia and surrounding states. GARUG usually meets in Atlanta, GA. 

Points of Contact:

Simon Dodge, SiCon, Inc.
Bob Hansel, RSH Consulting, Inc.
Pieter Swanepoel, Norfolk Southern (Consultant) 

Upcoming Meeting:
Tuesday, September 19, 2017   *** Sponsored by ASPG *** 

Norfolk Southern
1200 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 

Time:   9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.          (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) 

Cost:    ** Free ** 


RACF Custom Fields
     Laurie Ward, IBM

Common Vulnerabilities in RACF Audits
     Julie Bergh, IBM

     Robert S. Hansel, RSH Consulting

RACF Update
          Julie Bergh, IBM


Visit their website for more details - 




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.

Go to for more information 

2017 Research Deliverables                                        





Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015

ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

26 Sept 2017 Webinar: How Using Container Technology Can Help You Meet Compliance Goals 

28 Sept 2017 Webinar: How to Perform GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments 

25-28 Sept 2017 Training Week: Taking the Next Step: Advancing Your IT Auditing Skills, Seattle WA 

2-4 Oct 2017 Conference: CSX North America, Washington DC 


For more information go to: 


 Information Technology

Summit on Information Technology

Sign up now for Summit on Information Technology - October 10, 2017 at IT-oLogy, Register today at This summit is presented by IT-oLogy, and is a must-attend event for C-Suite, hiring manager, economic developers, educators, and others who are advancing South Carolina's economy.  


Join IT-oLogy for the 3rd annual Summit on IT was they present the findings of a major research study of South Carolina's information technology sector.  They will address our state's current IT workforce challenges and provide practical solutions to ensure a successful future.



Cybersecurity Nexus

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.

 “Follow” ISACA's Cybersecurity Nexus page to stay up to date on all things cybersecurity: 


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Certification Updates

Congratulations to our Newly Certified:

Mr. Thomas F. Allen, CISM, CRISC, July 17, 2017
Mr. Jody Barnes, CISM, CRISC, August 17, 2017
James A. Remsey, CISA, CRISC, September 12, 2017

Congratulations to the following August/September 2017 Exam Passers:

Mr. John Antonio Visciotti

The transition to
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) in 2017 for ISACA’s CISA, CRISC, CISM and CGEIT certifications is underway. Exam registration is available at

Exams will be offered in 2017 at PSI testing locations worldwide during three, eight-week testing windows. The second testing window will be 1 August-30 September, and the third window will be 1 November-31 December. Additional information can be found in the ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide.                                                                                                                                                         

Visit the ISACA Bookstore for certification exam prep materials.




We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015

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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