October Dinner Meeting - Tuesday October 10, 2017

We often follow traditional routes to achieve our career goals—whether it’s starting in an IT audit department or moving up the ranks in an Information Security organization and aspiring to become a CISO.However, there are many different paths to your ultimate dream job. As Robert Frost puts it, when you look at forks in your career, you can... More »

Your ISACA Los Angeles Chapter has recently been awarded the Communications Commendation Award for 2015--the third year we received a similar award since it was launched. In 2013 we also received the K. Wayne Snipes Award Honorable Mention! More »

ISACA LA members participating in the LA Regional Food Bank to give back to the community. More »

2016 Volunteer Party

We celebrated the ISACA LA Chapter’s Volunteer Party at Universal Studios & City Walk on July 16, 2016. This was the 47th year for our chapter and for all of ISACA–since the LA Chapter is the first chapter. More »



Check out Job Postings & Online IT Career Fair on October 25th! (Career tab)

Our chapter’s very own Past President and Chief Compliance Officer, Cheryl Santor– and former Information Security Manager of Metropolitan Water District of SoCal – has posted a blog on “Ransomware Do’s And Don’ts” that you won’t want to miss:

Thank you for coming out to our September 2017 dinner meeting. Please see below a link to pictures taken during the event:

September 2017 Dinner Meeting Pictures

October 10th ISACA LA Career Night

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Pre-Meeting (Optional)
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:

Launching a Cybersecurity Company or Serving Citizens—Exciting New Careers in Public/Private Sectors

ISACA LA offers a “Career Night” each October and we have two special sessions. Both the pre-meeting and dinner sessions will be moderated by Thomas Phelps IV, Laserfiche Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO. Both sessions are focused on career development and geared towards professionals and students.

3:00 Pre-Meeting Topic (3:30-5:30): Resume, Cover Letter and Interviewing Workshop

Do you want to get selected for a first round or second round campus interview with a great company? Are you an experienced professional with 10+ years of experience and have a resume that already looks like a novel, but hasn’t turned out to be a best seller?

Are you anxiously waiting for an email from the recruiter about that perfect job, and seeing your inbox lonelier than ever?

In today’s competitive job market, you need to stand out among a sea of thousands of resumes all competing to get noticed. If you need help brushing up your resume and cover letter, our annual Resume Writing Workshop is just the thing for you. This session will provide a highly-interactive and lively workshop where Thomas Phelps IV, a former PwC Recruiting Champion and now a Laserfiche corporate executive, will share with you his secrets for how he helped many people—from individual contributors to seasoned CIOs—get their resume noticed and find good jobs.

Managers from Big Four firms and industry leaders will be on hand to help review resumes and provide feedback. Bring your resume and if you’re comfortable sharing it with others in the audience, we will edit it in real-time on the main projector. Please send your sanitized resumes in advance by Friday, October 6, to thomas@isacala.org if you want to participate and have your resume edited in the workshop. Get ready to stand out and get noticed!

Dinner Meeting Topic (5:30-8:30): Launching a Cybersecurity Company or Serving Citizens—Exciting New Careers in Public/Private Sectors

We often follow traditional routes to achieve our career goals—whether it’s starting in an IT audit department or moving up the ranks in an Information Security organization and aspiring to become a CISO. However, there are many different paths to your ultimate dream job. As Robert Frost puts it, when you look at forks in your career, you can take the “one less traveled by” and often, that makes all the difference.

Our annual ISACA Career Night—moderated by Thomas Phelps IV, CIO of Laserfiche—will focus on several industry veterans who will share their story about how they achieved career success. The panelists will also discuss job opportunities at their organizations—and provide valuable insights on what they look for in hiring top talent.

Confirmed moderator and panelists include:


Thomas Phelps IV, CISA; Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO, Laserfiche

Thomas Phelps IV is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy & CIO for Laserfiche, a global enterprise content management (ECM) software company. Laserfiche provides award-winning solutions (web forms, workflow automation, digital signatures, document management) to manage enterprise content and automate business processes. Thomas leads IT, vertical marketing, analyst relations and major corporate initiatives. He is part of the executive team that launched Laserfiche Cloud in 2015.

Previously, Thomas was the national entertainment and media champion for cybersecurity at PwC.
Thomas has co-authored/contributed to five books, including Risks of Customer Relationship Management—a joint publication by PwC and ISACA—and Telecommunications Cost Management published by CRC Press. He is a Past-President of ISACA Los Angeles and is currently on the ISACA International 50th Anniversary Advisory Panel. Along with speaking at the Harvard IT Summit and instructing the CISA Review Course, Thomas guest lectures at USC and CSU-Long Beach on security, data analytics and marketing. He is on the Executive Board for UCLA IS Associates and serves as the Co-President of Ascend Los Angeles. He has been quoted in Business News Daily, CBS Pulse, CIO Review, InvestmentNews, LA Times, TechTarget and others.

Amy Vuong; Director, KPMG

Amy Vuong is a Director in KPMG’s Information Technology and Advisory practice in Los Angeles with over 14 years of experience, focusing on Sarbanes Oxley (internal and external audit support), IT Security, business process redesign, SOC 1 reporting, and ERP system implementations. She has substantial experience selling, planning and leading IT advisory engagements across several industries, including Entertainment, Life Science, Education and Technology.

Amy’s domain-level expertise is centered around IT project assessments; Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing of IT systems; and controls risk assessments and control environment optimization.  Amy received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business.  She leads KPMG LA’s Recruitment efforts at USC, mentors a number of staff members, and is active in KPMG’s Network of Women (KNOW).


Captain Alan Hamilton; Los Angeles Police Department

Captain Alan Hamilton is the Commanding Officer of the Recruitment and Employment Division at the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD has 10,000 sworn officers and about 3,000 civilian employees serving over 4 million people. LAPD has dedicated cybersecurity and forensics employees focused on the U.S. Secret Service Task Force on Cybercrime, the Technical Investigations Division and other task forces.

Captain Hamilton began his career as an officer and had increasing responsibilities as a detective and sergeant. He later worked as a Lieutenant in Patrol, Gang Impact Team, Detective Commanding Officer, Burglary Task Force and Assistant Commanding Officer of Scientific Investigation Division assignments.

He has also been a long time member of the Los Angeles Police Department Mentor Program. Captain Hamilton was also involved in the implementation of the Cyber Crime Consortium, a joint project between the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and University of Southern California Viterbi Information Sciences Institute.


Corey White, CISSP, CISM; SVP, Worldwide Consulting and ThreatZERO Services, Cylance

Corey White serves as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Consulting and ThreatZERO Services at Cylance. He leads the strategic growth of prevention-based consulting services for both private and public sector organizations across the company’s international locations. Cylance Consulting drives business outcomes for customers and partners through six practice areas led by distinguished experts in Industrial Control Systems, Red Team Services, Incident Containment and Forensics, IoT and Embedded Systems Security, ThreatZERO Services, and Training.

Corey is a proven security industry veteran backed by more than twenty years of success managing security practices and consulting teams, and delivering on strategic projects as well as tactical assessments, penetration tests, and incident response engagements. His work encompasses virtually every industry sector, including defense, technology, government, critical infrastructure, automotive, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing. Corey has a deep technical background, which has allowed him to deliver and oversee technical assessments, incident response engagements, strategic planning, and risk assessments.



Andrei Bostan, CISA, CISM, CRISC; Senior, Risk Advisory, EY

Andrei Bostan is a Senior Consultant in EY’s Risk Advisory practice in Los Angeles, with over 4 years of experience. Prior to this, Andrei served EY for two years in the Bucharest, Romania office. He has served clients from various industries, but mainly the financial sector. His expertise includes assessing and reporting on IT related risks as required by industry standards or requirements, such as Sarbanes Oxley, Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act, both from external or internal auditor perspective. He was also involved in several vendor risk assessments, cybersecurity assessments and business process transformation.


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