Happy New Year !! I find it hard to believe that 2002 is
here. As I write this in late December, it seems like only yesterday that we were all
anxiously awaiting (a few with fear and trepidation) the arrival of 2000. That was now two
years ago !! I hope everyone is ready for the new year, which will bring new challenges,
and, of course, many new opportunities.
January 17th is the date for our first meeting of the new year and
keeping with our tradition this will be our annual joint meeting with our associates with
the North Texas ISACA Chapter. Our speaker will be Dr. Michael J. Savoie,
Director of e-Business Initiatives and Director of the Center for Information Technology
and Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. His topic will be The Future of
Technology after September 11th, certainly a subject that should
interest everyone. The pre and post-meeting presentations should also be very interesting
as we have the opportunity to hear about Distance Learning with Information
Technology and Disaster Recovery Post September 11th.
The Nominating Committee report was read at the December 13th meeting
which listed their slate of nominees for Chapter officers for 2002-2003 and Board of
Governors members whose terms are to begin in 2002. With your continuing support, your
Chapter will continue to be lead by a great group of folks who devote significant time and
effort to the Chapter. We will be accepting nominations at the January 17th
We are also just about ready to accept credit cards for on-line registration for
luncheon meetings and seminars. We are very excited about this new service to our members
and their employers. Look for the "Pay Now" button the next time you register
One other bit of good news - your Chapter is once again on its way to achieving Gold
Status in the IIAs Chapter Achievement Program. We have achieved the first level - Bronze - and are working
on the next !! Keep up the good work - everyone !!
Finally, there is still time to make your pledge to the Chapter in support of our
memorial to Aaron C. Saylors in the Pathway to Progress at the IIA's new facility. Visit
the web site at http://dallasiia.org/Pathway_Drive.htm
for all the details.
See you on the 17th!
This Month's Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2002
CityPlace Conference Center
Joint Meeting with
North Texas ISACA
Lunch Meeting 12:00pm
Registration begins at 11:30am
The Future Of Technology after September 11th
Presented by Michael J. Savoie, Ph.D., Director of
E-Business Initiatives and Director of The Center for Information Technology and
Management at The University Of Texas At Dallas
In the past decade, we made dramatic leaps in the development and use of
technology. However, the surprise attack on our nation on September 11th reminded us all
that technology alone cannot replace the value and importance of human thought, research
and vigilance. In his speech, Dr.Savoie will explore the growing importance of the
interaction between humans and technology. Additionally, he will stress the importance of
taking a holistic view to ensure that our Company's Information Technology strategies, as
well as internal controls adequately combine the best of both human and technology
Dr. Michael Savoie is the Director of E-Business Initiatives and
currently manages the Center for Information Technology and Management at UTD, which was
established to enhance the research and application of Information Technology.
Additionally, he serves as President and CEO of HyperGrowth Solutions, which helps
companies manage their corporate infrastructure and develop the skills necessary to
survive in rapidly changing environments. One final note, Michael was recently elected to
his third term as Mayor of the Town of Northlake, Texas.
Distance Learning With Information Technology
Dr. Michael Savoie, Director of E-Business Initiatives and Director of
The Center for Information Technology and Management
at The University Of Texas At Dallas.
Dr. Michael Savoie is one of the world's leaders in using new
technology to educate. In his presentation, he will walk us through the "latest and
greatest" in online training and its role in organizational transformation. He will
cover current and future developments of internet technologies and how they will impact
Post Meeting 1:30pm
Disaster Recovery Post September 11th
Barry MacDonald, Technology Service Center Director
Richard Troy Dukes, Senior VP, Comdisco Business Continuity Services
Our world has changed in many ways with the events of September 11th. Disaster Recovery
suddenly has increased awareness and new meaning. Barry MacDonald and Richard Dukes are
experts in the field of continuity planning and recovery. They will share their thoughts
on how September 11th has impacted continuity planning/disaster recovery and will provide
insight on how auditors can ensure their Companies are adequately prepared for unforeseen
Barry MacDonald is the Technology Service Center Director for
Comdisco. He has supported 112 disasters in his 27 year career in Information Technology.
He is currently responsible for managing Comdisco's recovery facilities in Texas. Prior to
joining Comdisco in 1990, Barry developed and implemented a major Canadian Financial
Institution's business continuity program. He is a Certified Business Continuity
Professional and was a founding member of the InterBank Contingency Planning Committee.
Richard Troy Dukes manages a four state territory for Comdisco's
Business Continuity services. He consults with businesses on impact analysis, strategy and
plan design, advanced recovery services and hot/cold site recoveries.
This meeting is
being held at CityPlace Conference Center.
The DART light rail station at CityPlace serves both the RED
and BLUE lines. Check for schedules, routes and fare
information at http://www.dart.org/default.asp
The best method to place and confirm your reservation is via the web site at http://www.dallasiia.org/Reserve.htm.
An optional method is to use the telephone, fax, or e-mail. However, a $2
phone/fax/e-mail fee will be assessed to each reservation.
|Meeting / Luncheon Fees:
IIA Members: $25
Walk-ins (members or non): $30
Phone/Fax/E-Mail Fee: $2
Reservations must be received by noon on Friday, January 11, 2002
or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
Please mark your calendar for future meeting dates for the 2001-2002 chapter year:
- Thursday, February 21, 2002
- Thursday, March 21, 2002
- Thursday, April 18, 2002
- Thursday, May 16, 2002
The Dallas Chapter will once again sponsor an interactive CIA review course to help
prepare candidates taking the May 2002 CIA Exam. One part of the exam will be covered each
day from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Specific dates are as follows:
- Part 1 - Saturday, February 16, 2002
- Part 2 - Sunday, February 17, 2002
- Part 3 - Saturday, March 23, 2002
- Part 4 - Sunday, March 24, 2002
The course will be held at the JCPenney Park Central Facility. Further information,
including details on the review course, cost, and on-line registration will be posted
shortly on the IIA Dallas Chapter website at http://dallasiia.org/CIAReview_S02.htm.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact the CIA Certification
co-chairs as follows:
By David Hallo - The Research Foundations newest publication is entitled Electronic
Systems Assurance and Control (eSAC). The eSAC model sets the stage for effective
technology risk management by giving companies a framework to guide an evaluation of their
e-business control environment. It serves as a user-friendly resource guide, providing
reference to world-class practices and delivering tools and techniques designed to examine
and assess the risks that accompany the organizational components of customers,
competitors, regulators, communities, and owners. The first eSAC modules cover the topics
of risk and control environment, e-assurance services, privacy, security, and managing
resources. Future releases will include e-system development lifecycle and e-business
The format is a CD-ROM with a one-year subscription and quarterly updates (order number
9100, price is $245 for IIA members and $295 for nonmembers). It can be purchased through
the IIA Distribution Center (toll free in the U.S. 1-877-867-4957).
Please join us in welcoming our newest members to the Dallas Chapter:
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have
submitted articles or spoken during December, or earlier if not previously reported. Each
speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn
the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding,
etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full
article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in
any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.
To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm
and complete the provided form by January 11, 2002. Contact Dace Ward (email@example.com, 972-605-6128) if you have any
Miss Tall Dallas 2002
On November 19, 2001 IIA
member Debbie Harris was crowned Miss Tall Dallas 2002 following a tough
competition. The five-foot ten-and-one-half inch winner has blue-eyes and brown-hair and
is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington. Miss Harris is an Assistant Vice
President in Corporate Audit at Bank of America in Dallas. During her reign as Miss Tall
Dallas 2002, Debbie will make many public appearances and represent all talls in the
Metroplex area. She is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Public Accountant and
Certified Information Systems Auditor. She is a member of Toastmasters, Texas Society of
Certified Public Accountants and the Information System Audit and Control Association.
Debbie also participates in volunteer and fundraising activities for several local
charitable organizations. Miss Tall Dallas 2002 will represent Texas in the Miss Tall
International pageant next summer in Sacramento, CA.
Ready, Set, Go
. A Jumpstart into 2002
The Academic Relations Committee is hosting a morning seminar on Thursday,
February 21st, dedicated to jumpstarting you into 2002. The
seminar will feature Ziglar Training Systems speaker, Krish Dhanam, and will be held
at CityPlace. Please make plans to attend and participate in this exciting, interactive
session focused on selling techniques for non-traditional salespeople - auditors like us.
The seminar is designed to provide you with the skills to identify your clients
style and adapt your selling style to compliment the clients style. After
participating in this session you should enhance your success as demonstrated by your
ability to engage clients in taking ownership for audit recommendations.
Several organizations have benefited from Krish Dhanams dynamic presentations.
Krish understands the ever-changing cultural corporate climate and has a very diverse
international background. Krishs client list includes companies such as AG Edwards
& Sons, IBM Mid America Employees Credit Union, Marriott Hotels, Texas Association of
Life Underwriters, Weyerhaeuser Corporation and many others.
Please make plans now to participate in this unique opportunity prior to the monthly
meeting beginning at 8:00am on Thursday, February 21st at CityPlace. Look
for more more details, prices and on-line registration for the seminar at http://dallasiia.org/Seminars.htm.
Seminars in Dallas
The IIA would like to invite Dallas chapter members to the upcoming IIA seminars being
held the week of February 25 - March 1 at the Doubletree Hotel at Lincoln
Centre, 5410 LBJ Freeway, Dallas. A special room rate of $139 single/double occupancy is
available for reservations made prior to February 4th. Contact the hotel at 972-934-8400
for details and to make lodging reservations.
They will be offering the following seminars (Click on any Seminar title to link back
to The IIA Web site to get full course descriptions, who should attend, and to register,
Please remember that four people from the same organization can attend
the Dallas seminars for the price of three! The registrations must be made and paid for
together. The least expensive will be paid by The IIA. This special offer applies to all
of the seminars except the Financial Investigation Using Data Analysis Technology
For more information and/or to register, click any of the links above or go to the IIA's Seminar Page.
Baylor Health Care System
Office of Internal Audit
Senior IT Auditor
Education / Experience
- Bachelors Degree in either Accounting or Information Systems
- At least 4 years IS Audit or related experience
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
- Masters Degree and/or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) a plus
- Consulting experience with a Big 5 Accounting firm or large corporation
Skills / Abilities
- Proficient in CAAT applications using ACL, MS Access, and MS Excel
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Time management and project management skills
- Ability to work independently and efficiently to meet objectives
- Well developed analytical / critical thinking skills
- Ability to systematically solve problems and make decisions
- Advanced understanding of disaster recovery planning; application and system development
life cycles; physical and operation security controls; automated assessment tools and
reporting; security management Best Practices
- Assist the Internal Audit management in identifying potential areas of risk in the IS
- Objectively evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the information systems
internal controls surrounding the activities of all departments and entities.
- Assist management in developing and implementing value-added enhancements to existing
systems and processes.
- Advise management regarding new business processes and/or systems to ensure they are
properly controlled and will operate as intended.
- Develop, implement, and train other audit staff on applications for CAAT (computer
assisted auditing techniques) using ACL, MS Access, and/or MS Excel.
For additional information contact Dolores Woody at 214-820-3379
Applicants may apply on-line at baylorhealth.com
Looking for a career change or companies seeking employees? Let the Dallas IIA
Employment Committee help you. Individuals seeking positions can send an updated resume
P.O. Box 10001
Dallas, TX 75301-4321
Phone: (972) 431-5946
Fax: (972) 431-5995
Resumes will be kept on file and forwarded to Companies and Recruiters seeking to fill
positions. This service is offered to members at no charge.
Also, any Company desiring to advertise a job opening in the Monthly eNews and on the
web site may do so for a small fee. Contact Tracie Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 214-820-6970 for