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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

 

 

 

Events

When Privacy and Cybersecurity Intersect Nov 14

2018 is shaping up to be a critical year for cybersecurity and privacy in the United States. In this session we will analyze four major forces that are disrupting the cybersecurity and privacy landscape. While these forces are impactful on a standalone basis, the combined impact when these forces converge will be even greater. The European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect in May 2018 creating a stir by forcing US companies to comply and adopt privacy leading practices. Is Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal accelerating the arrival of privacy regulations here in the US? Don’t miss this thought provoking and insightful session to better understand these forces and how they should influence your thinking in 2019 and beyond.

$25 registration includes breakfast and one hour of CPE. Click HERE to register.

Schedule:

  • Breakfast 7:30a-8:00a
  • Presentation 8:00a-9:00a

Presenter:

David Hartley (Principal, UHY LLP – St. Louis, MO)

Dave Hartley joined UHY in 2015 following six years serving as the VP/Chief Information Officer for Arch Coal, the 2nd largest publicly traded coal company in the US, and 20 years of Big 4 consulting and auditing experience. Dave serves as a ‘Virtual CIO’ and ‘Virtual CISO’ for clients helping with technology strategy and projects including strategic roadmap development, third party risk management including SOC reports, cyber risk assessments and cybersecurity programs, and digital transformation including cloud, mobile, etc.

Dave’s experience as a public company CIO combined with a background as a CPA and CISA enables him to bring unique insights into today’s technology, cybersecurity and business challenges. He is a frequent speaker at technology and cybersecurity conferences and seminars.

David was very active in the St. Louis ISACA Chapter back in the 1990s and served as Chapter President for the 1999-2000 program year. David is a repeat speaker having presented a highly rated session in January 2018.

 

ISACA STL Intersection Cybersecurity Privacy GDPR Dave Hartley UHY Advisors November 14 2018

News

President’s Message – Fall 2018

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.

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