Harry Markopolos, Bernie Madoff whistleblower, author of No One Would
Listen: A True Financial Thriller and subject of the documentary Chasing
Madoff will share his insights on the largest fraud case in U.S.
history, at ISACA's North America Computer Audit, Control and Security
(CACS) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, taking place 28-30 April
2014. In his presentation, titled "How Did One Man Lose $65 Billion? The
Signs, the Red Flags and How to Make Sure That It Never Happens Again,"
Markopolos will share details of his nearly nine-year investigation,
along with audit steps and prevention and detection tips that can
protect the enterprise and consumers.
"Control systems at every level failed for every company involved in the
Madoff case. Intelligent people with impressive credentials were fooled
because they didn't retain their professional skepticism," said
Markopolos. "Madoff easily bypassed controls through a series of rather
simple human engineering techniques. I look forward to sharing
techniques at ISACA's CACS conference that can help prevent such fraud."
Markopolos is one of more than 70 speakers who will convene at North
America CACS to examine advancements in information systems (IS)
assurance, risk and security.
Joining him is astronaut Mike Mullane, inductee to the
International Space Hall of Fame, who will use NASA video and inside
stories to discuss how to achieve a pathway to team excellence.
The 2014 North America CACS conference is hosted by ISACA-a nonprofit
global association serving more than 110,000 IT governance, assurance,
risk and security professionals. Themed "Today's Connections, Tomorrow's
Solutions," the conference will feature lectures, panels and facilitated
discussions led by presenters and workshop leaders. Steered by audience
interaction, industry leaders will share strategic and organizational
approaches to IT from the business perspective and examine how
legislation andindustry mandates impact the future of IT security and
cyberspace. Session speakers from organizations such as CA Technologies,
Microsoft, the PCI Security Council, Viacom, the Big 4 accounting firms
and government agencies, will share their perspectives in educational tracks
Pre- and post-conference workshops
will offer in-depth education on critical issues such as:
5 Foundation Course and COBIT
5 for Assurance workshops will also be offered.
"CACS represents the complete conference experience: an opportunity not
only to hear from experts in our field, but also to build your network
and reconnect with former colleagues," said Conference Chair Charlie
Blanchard, CISA, CISM, CRISC. "Whether you are looking for industry
insight or new tools and techniques, CACS gives you the skills you need
to bring value to your company."
Attendees can earn up to 39 continuing professional education hours.
Early-bird registration (by 3 March) offers a $200 savings. Additional
details are at www.isaca.org/NorthAmericaCACS2014.
With 110,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org)
helps business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to
information and technology. Founded in 1969, ISACA is a global
association for professionals involved in information and cyber
security, assurance, risk management and governance. ISACA advances and
validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the CISA, CISM,
CGEIT and CRISC certifications. It also developed and continually
updates COBIT®, a business framework for governing and
managing information and technology.
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