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We are conducting a call for speakers to identify potential speakers for our chapter meetings and for several conferences/seminars that are being planned in 2014, and beyond. For example, we are planning to have a Healthcare Summit, a conference on SCADA/ICS, a Focus on Banking, and we would like to get your ideas for other conferences/seminars as well. Conference sessions are 50 minutes in length with Q&A.

We generally have two presentations at our monthly meetings, the preliminary talk for 50 minutes, including Q&A, and the main talk for 60 minutes, including Q&A. Chapter meetings are usually scheduled on the third Thursday of every month; we do not "take off" for the summer, or even a part of the summer months. We also sponsor ACL and IDEA Special Interest Group meetings.

Speakers that are approved to present can earn 1 CPE for the presentation, and a maximum of 3 additional CPEs to account for preparation time. You claim those CPEs yourself, as the chapter is not required or expected to provide a certificate for those, after you have spoken on our behalf.

Possible topic areas can include, but are not limited to the following, and will include all areas of ISACA certifications, including IT Audit, IT Security, Governance, Risk Management, CobiT 4.1, and COBIT 5:

  • - IT Audit, to include Sox, SSAE/16 / SOC 2 and SOC 3, Audit Universe/Risk Assessment, Audit Analytics, and so forth
  • - IT Security, to include Vulnerability Assessments and Pen Testing, Risk Assessments, Threat Modeling, Policies and Procedures, DR/BCP, Compliance, Incident Planning, and so forth
  • - IT Governance, all topics
  • - IT Risk Management, all topics
  • - Tool Review and Demonstration
  • - Analysis of current security or auditing events in the news
  • - COSO, COBIT, NIST, ISO, or other appropriate topics
  • - Round Table Discussion, with a facilitator
  • - Appropriate Leadership/Management topics.

If you are interested in speaking, please provide a 1) resume, 2) bio, and 3) an abstract of your intended topic (100-500 words), which will include 3-5 takeaways for the audience. We will also want to see your slides prior to presentation, and to be able to share those with our members after the presentation. Your topic will be reviewed by the committee in planning next steps.

Best Regards,

Harvey Nusz, VP and Program Chair
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ISACA, Greater Houston Chapter

2014 Winner of the Wayne K. Snipes Award for Very Large Chapters

 

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