From the President
Greetings Fellow Denver Chapter Members!
Thank you to Jim Dillon, Greg Sternberg and Rhonda Willert for presenting at our September meeting. We had over 90 members in attendance at this free 6 hour CPE event!
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 October Meeting registration is open! Dr. Rick Lucy will help us understand the key elements in reading a Service Organization Controls Report. Space is somewhat limited at the Wellshire, so please register early.
If you are on a budget, have some spare time, and would like a way to attend the meetings for free? The ISACA Denver Chapter has an urgent need for a Media Audio Visual Coordinator to support the upcoming year's events. You'd be responsible as custodian of the chapter microphones, projectors and screen, bringing them to the events, as well as setting up and connecting to the hotel's services. If interested in this or other chapter activities, please click on the Volunteer Opportunities Button below!
Don Mapes, Chapter President