From the President
Greetings Fellow Denver Chapter Members!
Happy 4th of July! For the second year in a row, our hike got rained out on our first try. We have re-scheduled the Nature Walk for July 22nd, so please come on out! This will be a joint event with the IIA: a Nature walk in the Bear Creek Greenbelt in Lakewood. Non-Alcoholic Beverages and snacks (granola bars, etc.) will be provided.
The Chapter Leadership just completed our first Board of Governors meeting on June 12th. Lasting a record five hours, we emerged with approved annual plans, and an approved budget for the chapter year. These will be posted in the Members only section. We will be actviely seeking volunteers as the various duties (Want to manage the Chapter's Audio Visual Equipment? or review a book for the Chapter? or write an exam question?) and tasks for the upcoming year are broken out. Additionally, we are soliciting for articles to appear in the Silicon Mountaineer, our electronic newsletter. Please submit articles to email@example.com.
The Colorado Springs ISSA Chapter pointed out an interesting article to me on CyberInsurance. It seems a company that got "hacked" in 2013 turned to it's Insurance carrier for coverage (they had purchased CyberInsurance). Yet the carrier promplty denied, citing the company's failure to comply with certain IT Security standards. Which standards you might ask? The ones the company agreed to in the policy! Look for this one to be litigated...I loved the article title, you can read it in full here: We don't cover stupid, says cyber insurer that's fighting a payout.
ISACA is sponsoring the 2015 Global CyberLympics competition and is the exclusive host sponsor of the World Finals, scheduled to take place at the CSX 2015 North America Conference in Washington, DC, USA on 19-21 October 2015. This year, chapters are encouraged to register a team of 4-6 players. The Western Michigan Chapter is already onboard; imagine the fun you will have competing with other chapters from around the world! If your team makes it to the World Finals of this competition, all members of your team will receive a COMPLIMENTARY registration to the CSX 2015 North America Conference (excluding workshops). Registration for the Global CyberLympics is now open and the first online elimination rounds will commence in August. For details, to register your team and to follow the pre-conference action, visit www.cyberlympics.org.
Don Mapes, Chapter President