February 2012 - President's Message

Dear ISACA® Kettle Moraine members, colleagues, and friends,

ISACA is hard at work at the International level, Chapter level, and in the governance, risk and compliance community, so I will provide you more timely updates and news on a monthly basis. In this issue:

  • Upcoming Events: ISACA Kettle Moraine, IIA, and ISSA
  • Certification Exam Review Course - Survey - Action Requested
  • Membership Renewal Deadline
  • New Research Director Position
  • Cvent Changes
  • Job Board
  • Welcome New and Transferred Members

Upcoming Events

Below is a listing of ISACA Chapter events, as well as events hosted by our IIA and ISSA affiliates and colleagues.

ISACA Kettle Moraine Hosted Events:

Affiliates

The Fox Valley IIA chapter has an IT training event scheduled on March 6th that may be of interest to you. "IT Efforts That Support Good Fiscal Controls" seminar will be led by Bertrum Carroll. Bert is not only a subject matter expert and speaker; he is also an ISACA Gold Level member and certification instructor. There is a $115 cost for non-IIA members. If interested you can learn more and register online here. The deadline to register is February 28, 2012.

The ISSA - Milwaukee Chapter will be hosting "Attack vs. Defense, That's How It's Done" seminar in New Berlin, WI on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. This very exciting half-day event will start with SA Richard Bilson, FBI Cyber Crime Division, presenting on Botnets, followed by two other cyber security defense presentations. The event is free, but ISACA members will need to pay $14 at the door for lunch if they wish attend the FBI session. You can learn more here. You may RSVP via e-mail here and indicate that you are an ISACA member and whether you plan on joining for lunch. Up to, 4 CPEs can be earned. Verification forms will be available at the event.

Certification

There is an Exam Review Course Survey available. To help us better understand your interests and preferences for certification review courses this year, we are polling our members and affiliates. While we cannot always accommodate facilitating review courses for all exams, we do try to offer at least two per year, one in the spring and one in the fall, based on demand. If you plan on sitting for the CISA®, CISM®, CGEIT®, or CRISC exam or are merely interested in a refresher course, please respond to the survey so we can better serve you. To participate in the survey, click here (survey expired).

Memebership

The renewal deadline is approaching. To ensure continuous access to ISACA resources, events, and discounts, you must renew before the April deadline or you will be removed as part of the annual member roster purge. Now is a great time to renew and review your profile to assure we have the most current information on how to contact you. Should your membership lapse, you may still receive information regarding ISACA events, but you will not be eligible for chapter discounts. So JOIN or RENEW today!! Keep your ISACA profile information current, either by clicking on the red button located just below the search box at the top of any ISACA-KM page or click here.

New Research Director Position

ISACA International is looking to partner with specific individual(s) who are willing to volunteer in each ISACA chapter to serve as the main liaison between the chapters and the development of research at ISACA headquarters. As such, a newly created position description for a chapter-level Research Director has been developed. We are excited about the opportunity to better connect with International in an on-going way with regard to upcoming research. It will also allow chapters to have a local "point person" with the most up-to-date information at our events and meetings when members inquire about ISACA deliverables. If you are interested, please contact me. If Research Director is not for you, please consider volunteering at the International level. The general information page for volunteering at ISACA can be found here.

Cvent Changes

Contact Information was recently updated to allow better management and integration of your Cvent profile with the ISACA International member profile. While our maintenance process is still manual, it has been streamlined to minimize duplication and undeliverable e-mails. This means that when you receive invites from Cvent sent to both your primary and "CC" e-mail addresses, you will need to register with your primary email address (the one you have on record with ISACA International). For your convenience, the primary e-mail address will be provided in the invite e-mail and reminders. Members and new / returning participants can still register from the ISACA-KM events page, but the process is simplified if done so from the invite.

Job Postings

Several new job postings have been added to our Job Board since last month, so if you or someone you know is looking for fresh opportunities, we encourage you to check this page often. To post a position, please e-mail Rick Janezic, our Marketing and Publications Director with the job description and/or link (if applicable), as well as the effective and expiration dates for your job posting.

Our Chapter is Growing

Please join me in welcoming the following new and transferred members to our chapter:

  • November 2011: Robert Amich, Jerome B. Steele, Rashena Bell Warren, and Michael J. Weaver
  • December 2011: Kristen L. Benson, Keith Joseph Campbell, Traci Gillitzer, and Ka Chun Wong
  • January 2012: Rajat Bhattacharya, Ranjak Kumar, Britt L. Lindley, Andrew J. Pergande, and Zack Suarez
  • February 2012: John S. Adams II, Heidi Cline, Beth Schmalz, and Frederick N. Spingola

I hope the above was both useful and timely. Please contact me if you have any newsworthy items for our March newsletter or suggestions on how to improve.

Sincerely,

Lynn L. Milner, President, ISACA Kettle Moraine Chapter