February 2016 Dinner Meeting

We will learn about Incident Management Response from an Auditor’s Perspective. More »

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Everyone involved in the last of the 4 Spring 2015 CISA and CISM Review Courses celebrated Laurie Rodmaker\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s 10+ years of volunteer service to the ISACA LA Chapter in hosting the courses--her last year! More »



ISACA LA Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Note we are at the Luminarias,
next door to Monterey Hills Restaurant.


5:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Registration & Networking
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Dinner & Networking
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Program

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Dinner Meeting Topic:

Incident Management Response – An Auditor’s Perspective


The session’s objectives are to help the audience:

  • Understand key definitions of Security Incident Management
  • Learn Key Elements, Governance, Ownership, and Reporting of an Incident Response Plan
  • Identify Healthcare Regulatory, Industry & Contractual Requirements and Considerations
  • Review Related Incident Response Teams
  • Understand Key Responsibilities Throughout the Incident Lifecycle, plus:
    • Incident Tracking
    • Balancing Reporting Risks
    • Cyber Insurance Considerations
    • Incident Response Co-sourcing Staffing Models
    • Incident Trigger Events
  • Develop an Audit Program with Key objectives and Audit Steps
  • Obtain Available Free Resources and Other Information

Alex Branisteanu, CPA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer

Alexandra is a Director in KPMG’s San Diego IT Advisory. Prior to joining KPMG, Alex served as the Director of Information Security implementing a comprehensive information security function for a large healthcare provider in Southern California. Her accomplishments include: IT Audits of clinical and business applications in healthcare, higher education, and banking, SOX 404 IT control design and testing; System and Program Implementations (badge identification & access, CCTV surveillance systems, data loss prevention for privacy and security monitoring, learning management system (LMS) online security & privacy awareness, identity and access management, computer asset management, laptop & USB device encryption, disaster recovery, and program change management); Information Security (policies and standards, intrusion detection monitoring and vulnerability management, mobility security, and cloud risk mitigation, incident response, reporting, and monitoring technologies, security event log management and monitoring, mitigation simulation exercises); HIPAA/HITECH and PCI DSS Enterprise Risk Control Self-Assessments. Alex serves as the CISM Coordinator on the ISACA San Diego Chapter Board and is a frequent speaker at various professional association conferences related to healthcare auditing and information security.

Dinner Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each month. The exceptions are joint meetings with other groups and the summer months of July and August when we don’t meet.For Online Reservations, click the “Register” button below:

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2 CPEs for Dinner Program

Payment Methods:

Credit Card, Cash and Checks
(made payable to ISACA-LA).

Rates ISACA, IIA, ISSA Members Full-Time Students
& Faculty
(Members and Non-Members)
Pre-Meeting N/A N/A N/A
Dinner Meeting:
Pre-Paid online by midnight the Friday before the event
$25 $10 $30
Dinner Meeting:
Walk-Ins or Pre-Paid online after midnight the Friday before event
$30 $20 $40


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.


Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.

Also note our February 13th LA Food Bank Community Event