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President's Letter for July 2017

Hello everyone,

Thank you everyone who attended our June Training and Social, sponsored by Optiv and Imperva. It was a great time and nice venue. Thank you Sue Rusher, and all others that helped, for organizing such a nice event.

We currently have a few exciting training events on the horizon, be sure to check our website, Please let us know if you have any suggestions on how we can be better, 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 310 members STRONG! 
           New Members            
           Stephanie Byrd
           Eric Hartley
           William Jacqmein
           Fred Owens
           Ryan Roberts                                        
           Harvey Smith 
         Mr. James C. Davis, III, CISA                             


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 Course Presented by Leighton Johnson
2 Days Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:30 AM - Friday, July 21, 2017 5:00 PM for 16 CPEs

See here for more information and to register

Link to exam and review book for all students, teachers and professors: CSX CyberSecurity Fund Career Starter

Link to exam and review book discount for working professionals: CSX Career Starter for Professionals

This course welcomes high school students for $75 and high school and middle school teachers for the same discounted price of members - $200.  To capture these rates, please send Name, Email address, School and Grade, then Student or Teacher to


SAVE THE DATES For 2017:  

Check 2017 Calendar for SC Midlands ISACA for upcoming Chapter events



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


  BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Location:  Columbia, SC
Job Type:  Full-time with benefits

SOX Auditor II

Position Summary:  Evaluates internal control structures and policies and procedures that may include, but are not limited to, financial records, operational processes and/or computer operations.  Completes risk assessments, reviews controls and risk mitigation, and documents the risks, controls and the method by which they should be tested for operational effectiveness.

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree in accounting, computer science, business administration, information systems, finance or other job-related field, plus five years of information systems auditing, SOX, MAR, auditing, accounting, or financial reporting experience.

How to Apply:  Individuals should apply online here  or visit

Select “Careers” at the bottom of the page.
Select “Search Openings.”
Search for Auto ID Requisition #14347BR.
Complete a profile, upload a current resume and select “Apply.”

Please note: Due to the volume of resumes received, we will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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 

Recent Research Deliverables

  • Data Privacy Audit Program
  • Polyverse Case Study
  • Understanding Blockchain Technology
  • Outsourced IT Audit/Assurance Program
  • Implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Using COBIT 5
  • CISO Board Briefing 2017
  • Rise of the Drones
  • State of Cyber Security 2017
  • Auditing Cyber Security
  • COBIT 5/CMMI Practices Pathway Tool
  • Cybercrime: Defending Your Enterprise
  • ISACA Privacy Principles and Program Management Guide
  • Cybersecurity: Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
  • Incident Response: Obfuscated JavaScript and Evil Adware Recognition
  • A Global Look at IT Audit Best Practices
  • Insights From the 2016 IT Audit Directors Forums
  • Firmware Security Risks and Mitigation: Enterprise Practices and Challenges





Techno Security & Mobile Forensics Investigations Conference 2015

ISACA Calendar of Events & Deadlines

11 Jul 2017 Webinar: Cybersecurity 2017: To Get Ahead, Start at the Beginning

13 Jul 2017 Webinar: Five Milestones for GDPR Compliance Success

20 Jul 2017 Webinar: Countdown to GDPR: 5 Tips to Accelerate GDPR Readiness

25 Jul 2017 Webinar: Top Ten Public Cloud Security Recommendations

27 Jul 2017 Webinar: Blockchain Basics


For more information go to: 


 SC Cyber Calendar of Events

2 Upcoming SC Cyber Courses

Go to to register


Cyber Defender Course               July 17-20                            Columbia

The goal of Cyber Defender Course is to provide technical personnel with the hands-on expertise necessary to defend communication and data networks from cyberterrorism events. This is a four day course that will expose participants to potential attack methods from cyberterrorists. After an introduction to cyberterrorism, participants will learn how to protect network systems by survey of the following: planning and preparation of defenses; installation and administration of defenses


Cyber First Responder Course           August 21-24                     Columbia

CFR is designed to prepare first responders to effectively and efficiently act to counter any type of cyber-based terror attack against our nation’s internet, communications, and network-based infrastructure. This hands-on course is for skilled technical personnel who meet specific technical prerequisites, and could be responsible for responding to agency assistance calls for potential cyberterrorism activity.



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:

Mical Scott Bowling, CISA, May 31, 2017

Mr. Todd Anson Wilkins, CRISC, May 22, 2017
Dr. Stephen McCauley, CISA, CRISC, June 6, 2017
Dexter Alston, CISA, CRISC, June 13, 2017

Congratulations to the following May/June 2017 Exam Passers:

Catherine Moles
Mr. Richard Joseph Makla, III, CISM

Harry Brown, III

Ms. Christie Baird
Dexter Alston, CISA, CRISC

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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