Welcome

Welcome to ISACA St. Louis

Thank you for visiting us. Regardless if you hold an ISACA certification, are pursuing an ISACA certification, or just interested in engaging with your industry peers we hope you consider membership in one of the most active and engaging Information Security organizations in the Greater St. Louis area.

As an ISACA member, you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals, interests and commitments. Becoming involved with your local chapter and attending ISACA events will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and discover new opportunities in your profession.

Our aim is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control, and security profession throughout the Greater St. Louis Area.

Interested in joining? Membership in our local chapter is part of joining the national organization. More details are available by clicking [here].

Events

Roundtable & Breakfast Oct 17

Join us for a roundtable discussion about IT auditing and IT security. Our panelists will talk about how they started in the industry, typical internal audit or information security activities, and the differences between corporate internal audit and consulting. Whether you are thinking about entering the field, new to the profession, or have been around a while, come join us to learn about ISACA and the role we play.

Free to attend, but seating is limited. Click HERE to register.

Schedule:

  • Breakfast 7:30a-8:00a
  • Panel 8:00a-9:00a
  • Networking 9:00a-9:30a

Panelists:

Melissa Arter (Senior Manager, IT Security Governance – Enterprise Holdings)
Melissa Arter is a Governance, Risk and Compliance Senior Manager in the Information Security Office at Enterprise Holdings. Melissa holds a master’s degree in information technology management with emphasis in security and has 15+ years of experience ranging from IT operations and engineering to assurance, compliance, and risk management.

Tim Grace (Director, Information Security and Compliance – Clearent LLC.)
Mr. Grace brings more than 30 years of business experience delivering solutions that drive business innovation and change within world class organizations.  As a leader in the fields of information technology, cybersecurity, internal audit, compliance, and governance, Tim has brought best practices to global organizations and helped drive solutions that strengthen and enhance current practices.  Through innovation and process improvement, Tim has been able to drive change to ensure organizations remain focused on key business issues.  Tim’s deep information technology background and deep understanding of business processes allowed him to bring technology and business processes together.

Matthew Modica (CISO – BJC Healthcare)
As vice president and chief information security officer for BJC HealthCare, Matthew Modica is responsible for the strategic direction, planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems, business operation and facility defenses against security breaches and vulnerability issues. He has the responsibility for establishing, meeting and continuously monitoring the information security goals and objectives, while maintaining alignment with the strategic goals and priorities for BJC.

Jordan Read (Director of Internal Audit – Enterprise Bank & Trust)
Jordan Read is the Director of Internal Audit at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Jordan joined the company in 2014 to help in-source the internal audit function. Prior to joining Enterprise Bank & Trust, Jordan was a consultant at Ernst and Young in the advisory risk services group. His primary focus was internal controls over financial reporting. Jordan received his master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Bill Sawyer (Director, Cybersecurity and Privacy – PwC)
Bill is a Director in PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice, where he assists clients across industries implement and operate the security controls necessary to protect their critical data and assets. Bill is a solution owner for several of PwC’s global solution offerings, including the Enterprise Security Architecture and Microsoft Identity and Access Management offerings.
News

New CSX Virtual Cyber Academy and Penetration Testing Courses

The Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Virtual Cyber Academy is a comprehensive, real-world training solution designed to help cybersecurity professionals build technical skills by learning to combat real threats in a live, dynamic network environment. Candidates can train whenever and wherever they want in a 24/7 environment via a cloud-based learning platform. The subscription includes:

  • A full year of unlimited access to an extensive library of practice labs and instructional, 16-hour courses,
  • Access to more than 90 labs over multiple topics, and
  • Performance-based scoring, with immediate success metrics at the end of each lab.

The following penetration testing courses are provided in a live environment:

The virtual academy and new courses are available to ISACA members at a discounted rate. For more information, visit www.isaca.org/csxtrainingplatform.

 

News

President’s Message

Dear fellow members,

It is my pleasure to launch our 2018-2019 chapter year alongside our new board, a team of dedicated volunteers who have been working hard to enhance your chapter experience. Some of our initiatives include:

  • The 2018-2019 chapter year schedule has been set in advance and includes a mix of traditional CPE breakfast events and fresh concepts. In order to engage with a broader set of our members, we have diversified the format, date, time, and location of our events.
  • We’ve launched a new chapter website and newsletter to better communicate our great events with our members, as well as re-launched social media channels.
  • The event registration process has been simplified and standard meeting prices reduced to $25 as a result. In order to streamline the process and reduce costs, we are requiring online registration and payment (no walk-ups, no cash, no check) for all events.

We are seeking volunteers to present at our CPE meetings; additionally, several volunteer roles remain open. Please review the volunteer needs and consider taking these opportunities to contribute to the chapter and build your network.

We will hit bumps along the way as we implement these changes and will work diligently to course correct – we ask for your patience in advance. Please contact myself or another board member with questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing everyone at the kickoff member social at Top Golf on August 22nd!

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

If your skills and interests intersect with the following volunteer opportunities, please consider taking the next step to build the chapter and your network:

  • Social Media Committee Chair: This volunteer will manage the chapter’s social media presence.
  • Meeting Speakers: Present a topic of interest to our chapter membership during a monthly meeting.

Interested parties are encouraged to obtain further information at the 2018 Kickoff Member Social or inquire via email to volunteer@isaca-stlouis.org.