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President's Letter for May 2017

Hello everyone,

It’s an exciting time for SC Midlands Chapter. Just this previous weekend, we were awarded the K. Wayne Snipes award (regionally and worldwide) for large chapters and also a chapter growth award! Photos of the award ceremony are coming!

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 and Secretary. Come be a part of our organization and be an integral 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 299 members STRONG! 
           New Members            
           Rickey Anderson
           Herman Beard
           Julie Delice
           Kenneth Hill 
           Nina McCoy                                       


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:

Effective Cybersecurity Strategy & The Threat from Within,
sponsored by Optiv and Imperva
Social to Follow
Early Bird Pricing ends on June 5, 2017
ISACA Members $62.50; Verified Affiliated Professionals $112.50, Non-Members $137.50

Registration opens soon at

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Social and Education event held at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.  The event will earn you 3 CPEs, sign in at 1:30 pm, enjoy a light snack and a drink, then listen to some great tips on building your Security Roadmap and how to deal with insider threats at the Ndoki Lodge.  We are excited to celebrate our receipt of the K. Wayne Snipes Award for the best large chapter in the World, presented by ISACA International.  To kick off the festivities, members will be gifted with a lightweight windbreaker with the SC Midlands ISACA logo.  To help us celebrate, everyone attending is invited to join us at the Social following class for delicious treats and an open bar, while you explore the Aquarium-Reptile Complex.

SAVE THE DATES For 2017:  
Check Calendar for 2017 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

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) Atlanta Chapter: Introduction to Cybersecurity Risk for Medical Devices, Presented by Mark Graves, CISA, CISSP and Ben Acord, CISSP, CEH


Friday, 9 June 2017 (8:30 am–12:00 pm EDT) 

Agfa HealthCare
10 South Academy Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Find directions online.

Register Here:

Risk management professionals are seeing an increase in regulatory demands to manage cyber risk for medical devices. This seminar introduces attendees to cybersecurity in general using everyday examples, and then applies that frame of reference to medical device risk. Attendees will learn how to apply risk management frameworks to plot a path forward for their own compliance efforts.

This event is sponsored by the RAPS Atlanta Chapter and is intended to facilitate networking and knowledge sharing among area regulatory personnel. A light meal will be available for all attendees. RAC holders may claim three RAC recertification credits.


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


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

11 May 2017 Webinar: Automated, Risk-Based Vulnerability Management

16 May 2017 Webinar: Dissolving the Perimeter and Extending Security to the Cloud Edge

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

18 May 2017 Webinar: Bringing Out the Hidden Security Ninjas

12-15 Jun 2017 Training Week - Houston TX USA

20 Jun 2017 Webinar: Practical Approaches to Accelerating Privileged Access Adoption 


For more information go to: 


 SC Cyber Calendar of Events

Cybersecurity Summit

SC Cyber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, is bringing together national experts from government, law enforcement, and industry to help small and medium-sized businesses gain awareness of cybersecurity threats and to equip them to develop, evaluate, and strengthen their security programs and protocols. The 2017 Cybersecurity Summit will focus on understanding the threats that face your organization and will provide you with policies, techniques, and resources to protect your business and your customers. We hope that you can join us.

Tuesday, May 23
8:30am - 4:00pm

USC's MyCarolina Alumni Center
900 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

See the Agenda

Register Now / $75

Sponsorship packages are still available.
For more information, contact
Tom Scott at SC Cyber.

Other Questions?

Contact Sunny Philips at the SC Chamber.

Summit Featured Speakers

The Honorable Mike Rogers, Former chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives 

Frank Mobley, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Immedion

We are also hosting a  2-day NIST workshop in Charleston on 6/13-14. 

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

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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