Dinner Meeting - Tuesday May 9, 2017

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ISACA LA Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Optional Pre-Meeting
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:

 2 Speed IT Controls and Audit


As businesses become increasingly complex, the technology structures that support them must also evolve. So in turn, today’s business users and consumers have high expectations for technology and for the companies that deliver and support these services. Therefore, these technology companies must respond to consumer demand with more IT capabilities, faster deployment rates, greater use of third-party vendors, and the use of emerging technologies – such as in the cloud. These business needs have transformed the IT landscape and exposes it to new risks. In this presentation, risk professionals can find a starting point for tackling these new challenges and risks facing the rapidly changing technology industry. As companies’ IT divisions have evolved from cost centers to opportunities for growth and competitive advantage, their structures have become more fluid and adaptive. Therefore, the approach to managing their risks must also be dynamic and progressive from the risk assessment to successful risk mitigation.


Raymond Cheung
Risk Executive
Crowe Horwath LLP

Ray is Risk Executive and Managing Director of Crowe Horwath LLP. In addition to his experience in consulting on Risk, he also has published articles on the subject.

Ray also has been Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of P O Shipping (USA), Inc., Managing Director at BDO LLP, and Director at KPMG LLP. He currently is Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board of the University of San Francisco Center for Asian Pacific Studies.

3:30-5:00 Pre-Meeting — Discussion on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Privacy Principles

The pre-meeting will focus on a discussion about GDPR and its impact on firms doing global business with EU countries and its citizens, impact to audit, security and privacy. We will also discuss the ISACA publication where Richard acted as SME for the ISACA PRIVACY PRINCIPLES AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT GUIDE. We will also discuss problems and tools to consider.

Josh Chin is Director of Net Force, a security and risk management firm. He is also the Past President of the Southern California (SoCal) Chapter of HTCIA.

Richard Chew, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CGEIT, is an enterprise risk management consultant with over 40 years experience in IT, which includes bank regulation, shop management, software development, security, risk management and continuity of operations. Rich participated in ISACA International’s development of the initial CISM Review Manual and test questions. He is also active with ISSA, ISACA, HTCIA and InfraGard.

Note: Any attempt at marketing product or services during the pre-meeting will be met with immediate ejection. To promote free discussion, no recording devices are allowed! Those who violate this understanding will be asked to leave. Bring plenty of paper. No handouts.

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