Featured Welcome to ISACA St. Louis

Month: November 2018

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

CSX Penetration Testing Overview Course

The chapter board is working to bring you a two-day CSX Penetration Testing Overview training course in March 2019. This expert instructor-led course will provide students with an introductory understanding of penetration testing and ethical hacking. Students will enhance their audit skills by working with real systems in real environments – the systems used in the course will leverage real vulnerability analysis and exploitation tools in a live environment. Upon completion, students will understand the overall concepts guiding penetration testing from a practical, hands-on vantage point.

The course will be offered at $349/person during early bird registration ($449/person full price). The course will be held at the MU Extension campus in Kirkwood, MO. Attendees will receive six months of access to the CSX Nexus virtual lab platform, a $250/person value. Attendees must be members of ISACA International and ISACA St. Louis. Light breakfast will be provided; attendees may bring lunch or walk to downtown Kirkwood restaurants for lunch. Attendees must bring a laptop computer to access browser-based CSX Nexus virtual lab environments during the course.

Interested parties are encouraged to reserve early bird pricing and indicate date preferences using this form. The course may be cancelled or substituted prior to beginning registration if sufficient interest is not expressed by chapter membership.

News

President’s Message – Winter 2018/2019

Dear fellow members,

During this holiday season, we are thankful for our chapter members and volunteers. We celebrate our success to date at the Top Golf kickoff social event, the student-focused round table discussion, and the highly rated cybersecurity and privacy presentation from David Hartley.

ISACA St. Louis has more great events on tap, literally and figuratively, including the free Holiday Social Event at Milo’s Tavern and Bocce Garden on December 12th and a cybersecurity presentation from ISACA International Board Director Gregory Touhill on January 15th.

Planning is nearly complete for a two-day CSX Penetration Testing Overview course in March 2019; however, your input is required to confirm sufficient interest and identify the best date. Please review the details here and respond accordingly.

Finally, Rebecca Harness represented our chapter at the ISACA Global Leadership Summit in Chicago and brought back important information concerning the future direction of ISACA International.

Sincerely,

Robert Hof
ISACA St. Louis Chapter President

Events

Skating to the Puck to Improve Cybersecurity Jan 15

Click HERE to register.

Description:

In this presentation, Gregory Touhill will discuss today’s cybersecurity landscape. In a provocative and sometimes irreverent presentation, he’ll critically analyze substantive weaknesses in current cybersecurity tactics, techniques, and procedures and share thoughts on how national prosperity and security can and should be improved by taking a different approach to improving cybersecurity (i.e. “skating to where the puck is going to be rather than where it is”).

Speaker:

Gregory J. Touhill, CISM, CISSP, Brigadier General (ret) – President, Cyxtera Federal Group and ISACA International Board Director – LinkedIn

Gregory is president of Cyxtera Federal Group, Cyxtera Technologies, a secure infrastructure company which offers data center services and cybersecurity capabilities to federal agencies and departments (USA). In addition, he serves as adjunct professor of Cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. He serves on the boards of Bay Dynamic, Inc. and Cybersponse, Inc. as well as the Symantec Federal Advisory Board and Cyber Security Forum Initiative Advisory Boards. Prior to joining Cyxtera Technologies, he was selected by President Obama as the US government’s first Chief Information Security Officer. His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity and Communications at the United States Department of Homeland Security; and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure. He is a retired Air Force general officer, a highly-decorated combat leader, an accomplished author and public speaker, and a former American diplomat. He has received numerous awards and recognition, including most recently, the 2017 F. Lynn McNulty Tribute Award in recognition of his contributions to securing the nation from cyber threats and the 2016 Federal 100 Award for accomplishments as Deputy Assistant Secretary to improve public- and private-sector partnership to better manage risk.

CPE – 1 hour of CPE Available

 

 

 

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