May 2012 - President's Message

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

First of all, this is my last Newsletter to you as your President. I cannot express how much I have learned from you and grown professionally these last 4 years serving you and this great chapter. Matt Johnson, Vice-president/President-elect will officially begin his duties as your President at the end of this month. As your Immediate Past President I will continue to support Matt and the board in any way that I can to ensure a smooth transition, but I am confident you will be in good hands. Thank you for the opportunity and for your confidence in me.

Secondly, I wish to apologize for the plethora of emails you have received from me of late. We have so many things going on this month and it is important to keep you informed of these with timely messages. That said, in this issue:

  • The Main Event 2nd Annual GRC Symposium
  • CISA® and CISM® Certification Review Courses
  • We Want You
  • A Record Year!
  • Welcome New and Transferred Members

The Main Event 2nd Annual GRC Symposium

The long awaited, much anticipated event of the year is here. ISACA-KM is pleased to bring you the 2nd Annual GRC Symposium Wednesday, May 16th 8:00 - 5:30, featuring:

  • Trust In and Value From Information Technology - Ken Vander Wal, President, ISACA International
  • COBIT® 5 - What's New and Innovative and of Extreme Value - Robert Stroud, ISACA's Strategic Advisory Council and itSMF International Board
  • Threats and Trends in Cybercrime - Intelligence Analyst (confidential), Cybersquad Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Identity and Access Management with a Future...Innovate or Perish - Ryan Ward, Chief Innovation Officer
  • Risk Management: What Works and What Doesn't - Mark Chapman, CISSP CISM and President / CEO of Chapman Technology Group, Inc.

You must attend all 5 sessions to be eligible for up to 8 CPEs. You will receive a raffle ticket and CPE credits for each session you do attend in accordance with the ISACA Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Policy. Use your raffle tickets to be eligible to win an iPad 3rd generation. The more sessions you attend, the better your odds!

CISA and CISM Certification Review Courses

ISACA Kettle Moraine is committed to finding and providing exceptional educational programming opportunities that can help you improve your value and expertise. In fulfillment of that commitment, we're pleased to announce the following to help prepare you to sit for and pass ISACA's exam.

  • CISA Review Power Weekend - Saturday, May 19, 2012 8:00 AM - Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:00 PM at the Aloft Hotel 1230 Old World 3rd Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 RSVP by Thursday, May 10, 2012
  • CISM Study Group - Monday, May 14, 2012 through Friday, May 18, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM via WebEx and Audio Conference, local venue is optional.

Both of these courses will be facilitated by our very own Bertrum Carroll, CISSP, CISA, CISM, MBA, MS EE. Bert is not only a subject matter expert and speaker; he is also an ISACA Gold Level member and frequent certification instructor for ISACA, IIA and other professional organizations.

If you cannot participate in the instructor led training provided by this Chapter, you still have other options:

  1. 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.
  2. InfoSec Institute / Intense School is a non-profit national provider of Information Technology and Information Security professional development courses. They are offering a 20% discount to ISACA members for any currently valid training program. You must provide proof of membership status to your enrollment specialist to receive the discount. You can check out their full line of INFOSEC research including tips, tricks and tools, and professional development courses available to ISACA members.

We Want You

We Want You - to Vote – It is time to VOTE for ISACA-KM Chapter Vice President / President Elect for the 2012 - 2013 board year. 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. I speak from experience that the extreme level of dedication, leadership, enthusiasm, and strong desire to serve this chapter in any capacity should not be underestimated, so please give thoughtful consideration to the nominees that are willing to make this commitment and vote accordingly. If you have not yet voted, please look for a recent e-mail from me (among many) with your custom link to your ballot. If you cannot find it, it may have gone to your junk mail box, as this does happen occasionally. If you still cannot find it, then please contact me at president@isaca-km.org and I would be most happy to resend. The deadline is May 11th.

We Want You – to Volunteer - 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 the governance, risk, and compliance community, (and did I mention up to 20 CPEs), then we need you. There are several open director positions. Please contact Matt Johnson at vpresident@isaca-km.org for consideration.

A Record Year!

Best Ever Web Site Ranking - I am thrilled to announce that the Kettle Moraine Chapter has been recognized for having an outstanding web site, and for the first time, this year is the recipient of the gold-level award by International. We are very proud of the hard work put forth by Richard “Dr. J.” Janezic in the design, content, and management of our chapter web site to earn this esteemed recognition. Thanks Rick!

But wait, there's more...

  • Highest ever single attendance for an ISACA-KM event…125
  • Highest ever cumulative attendance in a year for ISACA-KM…519
  • Highest annual member renewal percentage for ISACA-KM …87.6%
  • Highest ever total number of page views for the ISACA-KM web site…6,867
  • Highest ever total number of CGEIT certified members for the ISACA-KM Chapter…13
  • Highest ever total number of CRISC certified members for the ISACA-KM Chapter …54
  • Highest ever total number of CISA certified members for the ISACA-KM Chapter …244
  • Highest ever total number of CISM certified members for the ISACA-KM Chapter …70

Our Chapter is Growing

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

  • Laura Bearskin
  • Matt R. Burback
  • Andrew M. Farris
  • John Craig Fielder
  • JoEllen Hegwood
  • Bruce D. Kincaid
  • Barbara Marie Malone
  • Jonathan Carl Markworth
  • Naeem Motiwala
  • Jon Pekelnicky
  • Jeremiah Oakley
  • David Rortvedt

In closing, I would like to reiterate that it has been my pleasure serving you. I hope you have found these newsletters both informative and timely.

Sincerely,

Lynn L. Milner, President, ISACA Kettle Moraine Chapter