January 2015

photo_joemGreetings Dallas Chapter!  As we wrap up 2014 and welcome in 2015, we have a lot to celebrate. Our 3rd Annual Dallas IIA Super Conference was a tremendous success. I would like to express my gratitude to the conference steering committee, our sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and the roughly 800 attendees who came together to make this event so special.  Without the support of each and every one of you, this outstanding event would not be possible. In fact, we even received some recognition, albeit indirectly, as keynote speaker Chad Hennings was recently featured on one of our local Dallas television news programs. The news broadcast showed clips of Chad speaking at the Super Conference and signing books afterwards.

In addition to the Super Conference, our Chapter also held its annual toys for tots drive and collected unwrapped toys for families in need this holiday season. The drive was conducted during our December monthly meeting. The meeting was led throughout the day by John Hall. John’s 3 hour course on “How to Audit….Better” was well received and many participants commented that this was in fact one of their favorite courses offered during our monthly meetings.

The Chapter’s next monthly meeting will be January 8th and it will be our annual joint session with North Texas ISACA. Our lunch speaker will be Peter Vogel who will lead a session titled “Internet 102” which will discuss the implications of cyber intrusions and common mistakes associated with privacy.  Additional sessions for the day include the pre-meeting “Legal Security and Compliance in an IS Environment” led by John Ansbach, General Counsel at General Datatech, L.P.  and our post meeting “Texas Perspective – what we are doing in the state, how others can leverage it, as well as any legislative/regulatory aspects of the state’s laws related to privacy/identity protection” which will be presented by Brian Engle, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Texas Department of Information Resources. The day’s courses should be exciting and informative regardless of your level of experience in information systems or internal audit.

The January meeting will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Please follow the link http://www.cvent.com/d/trq75b/4W to register now! Don’t miss out on this outstanding event!
On behalf of the Chapter, happy holidays!

Joseph Mauriello
2014/15 President – Dallas IIA

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