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President's Letter for April 2017

Hello everyone,

It’s an exciting time for SC Midlands Chapter. We have experienced a large amount of growth and have some great educational events coming up. Be sure to check your e-mail for notifications from Cvent and/or go to for more information! If anyone has any ideas on topics that they would like to be presented, or would like to present themselves, please let us know. We would love to hear from you. Currently, we still have an available spot for Social Media Director. If you enjoy Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, drop us a message and help us fill a critical role and be a part of our organizations success.

TechnoSecurity is right around the corner, and coming up quick. Register to attend and make sure you book your room early (as they tend to sell out quick). I’ll be presenting, as will some familiar names and faces, such as our very own Leighton Johnson, and also Ken Cutler. More information can be found at

Thanks and look forward to seeing you at our next event,

Marc Punzirudu, SC Midlands ISACA Chapter President

In This Issue

        The Chapter is 293 members STRONG! 
           New Members            
           Joe Campbell
           Alicia Harrison
           Bryan Hemerka
           Jocelyn Henderson 
           Manuel Henderson                                       
           Margaret Hunt
           Jamie Wells


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:

SAVE THE DATES For 2017:  
Registration Opening Soon! - CISA Exam Review class - April 29 and 30, 2017, BCBSSC Tower Auditorium, 8 am - 5 pm - 16 CPEs - Leighton Johnson

Registration Opening Soon! - CISM Exam Review class - May 6 and 7, 2017, BCBSSC Tower Auditorium, 8 am - 5 pm - 16 CPES - Leighton Johnson

Save the Date! - May 8, 9, and 10th - COBIT 5 Foundations and Optional Exam, presented by Leighton Johnson

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! 

Association of Government Accountants/Accountability Training Opportunity!
The Coastal GA Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants/Accountability is hosting the Southeast Regional Professional Development Conference on April 6-7 at Jekyll Island Convention Center.  Please see PDT Flyer for more information.  All ISACA members are invited to attend at membership pricing.  Enjoy Jekyll Island!  

Other Chapter News


It’s the time of year to renew you membership if you haven’t already done so.

With your membership, you will gain access to: 

  • COBIT® 5 training that provides the tools and resources you need to enhance your skills and ensure that IT investments support enterprise goals.
  • More than 70 hours of free CPE credit hours annually. 
  • Free downloads of peer-reviewed research, other industry-leading frameworks and publications essential to your profession. 
  • NEW FOR 2017 Rewards for loyal members all year long, including discounts, special invitations, previews and sales. 
  • NEW FOR 2017 Save on travel, technology, shipping and other related items with our new membership discount program.
  • And, much more

                                                                                                                          Certification Exam Site Problem
IMPORTANT - Certification offer by ISACA

Site 3301 – Columbia, SC – Exam Day Issue

ISACA has been informed by our testing agency of some disturbances at the December 2016 CISA, CRISC, CISM and CGEIT exam administration at the Columbia, South Carolina exam site.  We understand that during the exam administration a fire alarm sounded requiring an evacuation. We were also informed that an event next to the testing rooms resulted in extraneous noise throughout the exam administration.  ISACA sincerely apologizes for the testing environment under which you took the exam.

To be equitable to all exam candidates adversely affected by this unfortunate situation, ISACA is providing a free May/June 2017 re-take of their respective exam to candidates who do not pass the exam. For those that do pass, you can proceed with applying for certification. Exam result emails will be distributed in January 2017.

Techno Security Conference June 4 - 7, 2017

Techno 2017

The Nineteenth Annual Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will be held June 4 – 7, 2017 in sunny Myrtle Beach at the Marriott at Grande Dunes Resort. This conference, previously known as the Techno Security & Forensics Investigations Conference held in conjunction with Mobile Forensics World, welcomes corporate network security professionals, federal, state and local law enforcement digital forensic specialists, corporate and private forensic examiners, and industry leaders from the US and around the world.
The 2016 edition saw a 25% increase in attendance from the previous year, a testament to the growing visibility and effectiveness of a broader marketing campaign and need for solutions within the industry. Techno Security & Digital Forensics
Conference in Myrtle Beach will again be the gathering place where business, education, and networking take priority.

Don't miss this great opportunity!  SC Midlands ISACA Members - Check your email from us for a 30% discount!

For more information, visit 

Registration                               2017 Sponsors

CPE Credits                                Schedule At a Glance



Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015

ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

10-13 Apr 2017 CRISC Exam Prep Course – Online 

13 Apr 2017 Webinar: How to Bridge the Security Gap Between Cloud and On Premise

17-20 Apr 2017 Information Security Essentials for IT Auditors – Houston Texas USA

20 Apr 2017 Webinar: The Dark Web – a Threat to Your Business?

18-21 Apr 2017 CISA Exam Prep Course – Online 

24-27 Apr 2017 CISM Exam Prep Course – Online

25 Apr 2017 Webinar: Aligning Awareness to NIST‘s Cybersecurity Framework 

1-3 May 2017 North America CACS – Las Vegas Nevada USA 

15-18 May 2017 An Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection – Philadelphia PA USA 

18 May 2017 Webinar: Bringing Out the Hidden Security Ninjas 


For more information go to: 


 SC Cyber Calendar of Events

SC Cyber will host a FREE Lock Down Your Login workshop on April 10 in Charleston and April 11 in Columbia. 


The “Lock Down Your Login” campaign, a key public-facing pillar of the multifaceted Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) announced by the White House in February 2016, is a STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Initiative led by the National Cyber Security Alliance and developed by a coalition of industry leaders and like-minded organizations working in collaboration with government, who understand the importance of cybersecurity awareness and education.  The campaign is built upon a broad, coordinated effort to increase consumer awareness of our individual and collective roles in cybersecurity.


For more information go to:


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 the following Newly Certified:

Mr. James A. Manning, CISA, March 31, 2017
Alan Taylor, CISA, March 31, 2017
Dr. Stephen McCauley, CISA, March 17, 2017

Mr. Christopher M. Poteat, CISA, CISM, March 31, 2017

John Merrifield, CISA, CRISC, March 10, 2017
Mr. Marc Punzirudu, CISA, CISM, CRISC, March 3, 2017


The transition to
Computer-Based Testing (CBT) in 2017 for ISACA’s CISA, CRISC, CISM and CGEIT certifications is underway. Registration is open for the first exam testing window, which will be 1 May-30 June. 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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