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ISACA Orange County Spring Conference

April 26th – April 27th
DoubleTree by Hilton @ Santa Ana
16 CPEs

Stretch your Skills & Knowledge
Class room training with ISACA & IIA recognized speaker Raven Catlin performing 1/2 Day Agile Auditing – 1/2 Day Writing Effective Audit Report. A full day of IT Risk Management presentations from speakers including Salesforce Gamification and Verizon Cyber Services.
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ISACA LA 2015 Spring Conference

Monday, April 13-15th, 2015

(Workshops April 11-12)

The conference is the leading IT governance, control, security
and assurance event for the Southern California area.
It’s hard to beat affordable, local, quality training that covers hot, current topics.

Location: Universal Hilton, LA

CPEs: Up to 18 & more with workshops

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Conference Theme:

Protecting the Cyber Enterprise


We have another great conference planned for this year. We’re excited to have Michele Robinson, CISO of the state of California, as our keynote speaker. We will also have a keynote panel with members of the California Cybersecurity Task Force, moderated by Rob Stroud, ISACA International President. Our Tuesday general session will feature Dr. Ron Ross, NIST, speaking on “The National Conversation No One Wants to Have: A New Paradigm for Cyber Resiliency.” We will also have members of the international board of ISACA speaking throughout the program.

The pre-conference workshops include the popular CRISC review boot camp and COBIT5 Foundations–with the ability to write the exam after the workshop. The chapter is excited to also offer the Cybersecurity CSX Fundamentals workshop, which is consistently sold out at ISACA events, at a substantially reduced rate. This workshop will prepare attendees to write the exam to obtain the CSX Fundamentals certificate.

This year promises to be exciting and features great speakers on cybersecurity–which is top of mind for all. Register early since there is limited seating for popular sessions and to get the early-bird rate!



Michele Robinson,
California State CISO

Monday Keynote: California is home to more than 38 million people and considered one of the largest economies in the world. We are a very diverse population consisting of tech innovators in the Silicon Valley and across the state, aerospace projects at more than 3 NASA centers located in California, the entertainment industry capital, the leader in small business development, venture capitalists, and with over half of the fruit production in the US. Every one of those businesses and consumers need technology to be competitive while operating in a secure environment. Investments in the secure use of technology is paramount to sustained growth in our state. Join Michele as she discusses the cyber threat, enterprise risk management strategy and how the California Cybersecurity Task Force is chartered with advancing California’s cyber security posture.

Tuesday General Session: “The National Conversation No One Wants to Have: A New Paradigm for Cyber Resiliency”

The increasing complexity of the IT infrastructure supporting our public and private sector organizations is becoming the number one threat to the economic and national security interests of the United States. Join Dr. Ron Ross as he discusses how developing effective cybersecurity and risk management strategies that promote trustworthy and resilient information systems and networks is the key to future mission and business success.


Dr. Ron Ross,
Fellow, NIST

We start off the conference with 4 pre-conference workshops:

  • A 2-Day CRISC Review Bootcamp (Shawna Flanders, PSCU Financial Services)
  • A 2-Day COBIT© 5 Foundation Course & Exam (Barry Lewis, Cerberus, and Monica Jain, SCE)
  • A 2-Day Introducing the Cybersecurity Fundamentals Workshop (CSX) (Mike Villegas, K3DES LLC)
  • A 1-Day Introduction to Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering Workshop (Peter Morin, Cyber Security Professional)

Then for the main 3-day conference we have a full set of sessions under the following 4 tracks:

  • Accelerating Your Fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity Nexus
  • Security Emerging Issues, Tools & Techniques
  • Designing and Managing Governance, Risk & Compliance

Make sure you register before March 29nd to get the early registration discount. In fact, why don’t you register today–just click the REGISTER button below!

However, there are two groups who can wait. If you are an IT Audit Directors’ Forum member, do not register at this time—you will receive a separate invitation. The forum will be held Tuesday afternoon, April 14. If you are not a Forum member but are an IT Audit Director or Manager and would like to learn more, send an email to directors-committee@isacala.org for more information. We are also offering for the first time at the 2015 conference a CISO Luncheon. This event will also be by invitation only (a separate email will be sent for this registration). The luncheon will be on Monday, April 13, from 11:30 am to 12:45. If you are a CISO and would like more info, please email CISO-event@isacala.org.



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