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President's Letter for October 2017

Hello everyone,

Remember to sign up for the State Audit  & IT Conference featuring a great IT track by our own Ken Cutler.  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 323 members STRONG!
                                               New Members            
                                               Luis Cintron
                                               David Fitch
                                               Charles Johnson 
                                               James Mellis                                                                                        
                                               Coleman Schupp
                                                Daniel Brodie, CISA


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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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 Oct 2017 Webinar: Leveraging COBIT 5 and DMM 

23-26 Oct 2017 Training Week: An Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection, Chicago IL 

7 Nov 2017 Webinar: Designing and Using Governance – Part II 

9 Nov 2017 Webinar: Top 5 Reasons to Move Security to the Cloud 

6-9 Nov 2017 Training Week: Information Security Essentials for IT Auditors, Los Angeles CA 

15-16 Nov 2017 Webinar: Cybersecurity for Auditors

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

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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