The emergence of big data calls for big security measures. The
"consumerization of IT" (BYOD, cloud services and social media) is
expected to be a significant trend. IT professionals face many steep
challenges, from auditing the cloud to ensuring mobile device security
and managing vast volumes of data. ISACA's North America Computer Audit,
Control and Security (CACS)
conference in Dallas, Texas, USA, on 15-17 April 2013, will bring global
experts together to examine advancements in assurance, risk and
security, and provide tools to overcome challenges in the IT environment.
Keynote speaker David Pogue, New York Times tech reviewer, will
examine trends on the IT horizon in his talk titled, "Disruptive Tech:
What's New, What's Coming and How It Will Change Everything." Through
fast-paced humor, Pogue will demonstrate the nuances of technological
advances and how they will impact society. Closing keynote speaker Bob
Kodzis, president of Flight of Ideas Inc., will get attendees thinking
differently to eliminate barriers and boost creativity.
"I'm not an information systems guy. I'm a consumer-tech guy," said
Pogue. "But the core missions of those two fields are the same: to
harness the astonishing power of technology to get more done in more
pleasurable ways. I'm thrilled to meet fellow technuts at the ISACA
conference, and to offer my take on the crazy-fast-changing,
crazy-amazing worlds of tech and society."
The 2013 North America CACS conference is hosted by ISACA-a nonprofit
global IT association. Themed "New Era, New Edge," the conference will
feature lectures, panels and discussions led by presenters from Dell,
Conagra Foods nc., Johnson & Johnson, McAfee, KPMG, Royal Bank of
Scotland, PCI Security Standards Council, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte.
Assurance, risk and security perspectives will be presented in four
tracks that cover:
"This year's CACS program will help IT professionals tackle the latest
challenges the new technological era presents, and gain the edge
enterprises need to be protected and successful," said Conference
Program Chair Charlie Blanchard, CISA, CISM, CRISC. "Real-world case
studies and practical guidance will be shared to help all of us continue
to bring value to our organizations."
Pre- and post-conference workshops offer hands-on training in IT risk
governance and assessment, audits and data analytics, BYOD, cloud
computing, and privacy requirements, and include a COBIT 5 Foundation
5 is a business framework for the governance and management of
Registration for North America CACS is US $1,550 for ISACA members and
US $1,750 for nonmembers. A US $200 discount applies to registrations
before 18 February 2013. Attendees can earn up to 39 CPE hours. For more
information, visit www.isaca.org/NorthAmericaCACS.
With 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org)
is a provider of knowledge, certifications, community and education on
information systems assurance and security, enterprise governance and
management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. ISACA offers the
CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications and developed COBIT.
ISACA Knowledge Center: www.isaca.org/knowledge-center
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