ISACA’s 2017 EuroCACS Conference Expands To Meet Cyber Security Training Demand

Rolling Meadows, IL - 16 March 2017

Conference Tackles Latest in Governance, Audit and Cyber Security 

With demand for information and cyber security training for IT audit professionals growing, ISACA’s European Computer Audit, Control and Security (EuroCACS) Conference, taking place 29–31 May 2017 in Munich, Germany, is expanding by offering two new cyber security/security tracks.

Session topics within the new tracks include:

  • Top 10 Cyber Risks
  • Cyber Security Corporate Strategy
  • Bridging the Cyber Skills Gap From Within, IoT and AI: New Threats and Mitigations
  • Cyber Security: Getting the Business Engaged

In addition to the expanded program for 2017, attendees will hear opening and closing keynote addresses from Dan Cobley and Margaret Heffernan, respectively.

Cobley spent three years as managing director of Google in the UK and Ireland, and is currently building financial technology start-up businesses with Blenheim Chalcot, a London-based venture builder. Cobley has also served in marketing leadership roles at Capital One, Pepsi, Walkers and Ask Jeeves. Cobley’s unique take on marketing has heightened his profile, including a well-received TED talk on the intersection of physics and marketing.

Heffernan, an entrepreneur, CEO of five companies and prize-winning author of five books, will address the question “Can Technology Solve Everything?” Focusing on the future, Heffernan will challenge attendees to consider how technology can tackle enterprise and industry problems.

“As our roles continue to evolve to meet changing demands, this year’s EuroCACS Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to add to their existing skillset and bring new strategies to their organizations,” said Christos Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, chair of ISACA’s Board of Directors and group director of information security at INTRALOT. “We are thrilled to host Dan Cobley and Margaret Heffernan at this year’s EuroCACS Conference. Their addition will add value to an already impressive roster of speakers and presenters.”

The EuroCACS Conference targets audit/assurance, compliance, risk, security, and strategy/governance professionals. With the new additions, this year’s program will offer 60 sessions. Other tracks include:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Security/Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics and Information Management/Industry Trends and Insights

Attendees also can participate in several pre- and post-conference workshops. Topics include:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • COBIT 5
  • Governance of Enterprise IT (GEIT)
  • Cyber Security for Auditors

Additionally, on Monday, 29 May, ISACA’s Connecting Women Leaders in Technology program will host a networking session.

ISACA® helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology.

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