From the President
Greetings Fellow Denver Chapter Members!
Thank you to Rick Lucy, our very own VP of Education, for presenting "How to Read a SOC Report" to the Chapter at the October Chapter meeting. Dr. Lucy gave a thorough and well received rendition on the topic. Our attendance was off somewhat, most likely due to the other IT Conferences that coincidentally occurred on the same day. This meeting was held at the Wellshire, I like this venue, how about you all? Interested in your feedback - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dana Ingels (Secretary), Julie Chickillo (Director of Communications) and I gave up our weekend to attend the Western Leadership Conference in Vancouver, Canada, September 26-27. There were over 40 chapter leaders from our region, including Puget Sound, Orange County, Los Angeles, Victoria, Edmonton, Utah, and of course, our gracious hosts, the Vancouver Chapter. We traded tips and best practices in delivering value to you, our chapter members. A Take a Student to Work day is being explored, as well as topics for meetings and updates from International.
Speaking of which, Megan Moritz from ISACA International gave us a close up look at the current status of the CSX Nexus and related credentials. This effort is directly aimed at the highest concern for IT we have seen in recent years: CyberSecurity. The CSX Fundamentals is the entry level, knowledge based certificate, but it is not a Certification. The CSX Practitioner, Specialist and Expert (under development) are Certifications: the major difference is that they are SKILLS BASED, not knowledge based. The exam is a "live fire" event wherein the applicant demonstrates in a live situation setup by the testing company, their abilities to Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover (five specialty areas) from CyberSecurity incidents. We are planning to have a session at an upcoming chapter meeting to go over the CSX initiative and related credentials. In the meantime, you can click on the CSX Banner above to learn more about this exciting new credentialing process.
The November Meeting registration is open! This will be a Joint Meeting with IIA. Steve Winterfeld will present on Balancing Compliance and Operation Security Demands. Take note that this is a MORNING Meeting, and will be held at the Inverness Hotel and Conference Center.
Don Mapes, Chapter President