April 2012 - President's Message

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

There are so many time-sensitive items of interest this month that need your attention, so I'll just cut to the chase! In this issue:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Call for Nominations: Chapter VP / President Elect
  • Exam Registration Deadline Extended
  • Exam Review Prep Courses Available
  • Countdown to COBIT® 5. Reserve your copy NOW!
  • Membership Renewal Deadline. Final Notice!
  • ISACA Career Centre
  • Welcome New and Transferred Members

Upcoming Events

Watch for the Cvent Invitation for our 2nd Annual GRC Symposium Wednesday, May 16th 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (8 CPEs).

  • 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Registration and Check In
  • 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Trust in, and value from Information Systems, Ken Vander Wal, President of ISACA International
  • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - COBIT 5: What is New, Robert Stroud, member of the ISACA Strategic Advisory Council and itSMF International Board
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Lunch (provided)
  • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Audit Power Tools (tentative)
  • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Identity Management with a Future: Innovate or Perish, Ryan Ward, Chief Innovation Officer
  • 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Risk Management: Road Mapping Your Approach, Affinity, Inc.
  • 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM - iPad Raffle and Networking
  • Note: Schedule includes breaks and is subject to change.

Call for Nominations

It is time to nominate ISACA-KM Chapter Officers for the 2012 - 2013 year, so this is your call for nominations. If you've been looking for a way to be more active in the chapter and to help provide the leadership and direction to your fellow ISACA-KM members and to the governance, risk, and compliance community, (and did I mention up to 20 CPEs) then we need you.

We are currently accepting nominations for Chapter Vice President / President Elect for the 2012 - 2013 board. This position as described in our Chapter By-Laws and serves a two-year term, one year as Vice President and a second year as President. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague, please e-mail me the name(s) (with permission of course) and a short biography for inclusion in our upcoming elections in April. The deadline is April 16th.

Exam Registration Deadline Extended

The registration deadline for the June exams has been extended to April 20th! Candidates enjoy substantial savings (up to $210) by joining ISACA when registering for an exam.

Exam Review Prep Courses Available

ISACA-KM will offer an instructor-led review course this spring for the CISA® June exam and instructor led training in fall for the CISM® December exam at a substantial discount to members. Additionally, we are looking at having a chapter member facilitate a study group for the spring CISM exam (as a pilot). There will be an e-mail coming soon via Cvent to facilitate registering for one of these sessions.

If you cannot participate in the instructor led training provided by the Chapter, you can take a CISA On-Line Review Course that is provided by ISACA International. You can use our chapter-specific code, ISACA057, at the time of payment, to be granted an additional 30 days on your course subscription length.

Countdown to COBIT 5

COBIT 5 is the latest edition of the ISACA globally accepted framework. The most significant evolution in the 16-year history of the framework, COBIT 5 now provides an end-to-end business view of the governance of enterprise IT that reflects the central role of both information and technology in creating value for enterprises. The principles, practices, analytical tools, and models found in COBIT 5 embody thought leadership and guidance from business and IT leaders and governance experts from around the world!

Just before the public release of COBIT 5, members may reserve their personalized copies and will receive an e-mail with a unique link to the delivery web site where you can download the three COBIT 5 publications.

Member Renewal Deadline

Within the next two weeks, ISACA International will refresh the master roster list and purge all members who have not renewed. If you have not already done so, please renew now to ensure continuous access to ISACA resources, events, and discounts. If you choose not to renew, you may still receive information regarding ISACA-KM events, but you will not be eligible for free regular events and chapter discounts for special events. So JOIN or RENEW today!!

Members are reminded to 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 by clicking here to your ISACA update profile.

ISACA Career Centre

Job seekers and employers can use the ISACA Career Centre as their source for IT governance, risk, security, and compliance search. Designations and experience are highlighted for employers, providing a special opportunity for those interested in hiring CISA, CISM, CGEIT®, or CRISC holders and experience. Take advantage of features such as: Worldwide Search by Country, Job Alerts, Free Job Board for Freelancers, and Career Advice.

If you are an employer looking for a broader reach than the free ISACA-KM Job Board provides, you can post your opportunities on the ISACA Career Centre using the following ISACA-KM chapter codes and get a 10% discount off the full price of the International's job posting fee:

  • 057CC30: 30 Day Job Posting
  • 057CC60: 60 Day Job Posting
    • Our Chapter Keeps Growing

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

      • Lesky Deni Saputra Anatias
      • Brian Gardner
      • Kevin Jackson
      • Hamath Dahwud Muhamad
      • Karen Schlidt

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

      Sincerely,

      Lynn L. Milner, President, ISACA Kettle Moraine Chapter