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ISACAs North America CACS Will Address Human Factor of IT


Rolling Meadows, IL, USA - ISACA's North America Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on 15-19 May 2011, will examine the human factors of IT. With several sessions on advancements in social media, cloud computing and mobile devices, this conference will provide the tools needed to navigate the changing IT environment.
 
Keynote Speaker Cheryl L. Shavers, Ph.D., CEO of Global Smarts, Inc., an advisory services and strategy firm, will discuss emerging technologies and how they affect people who seek to control technologies. She is a highly regarded technical and business expert who was the first female African-American Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology of the US government. Her insights and skills have bridged the gap between public and private enterprises, and emerging and conventional technologies. 
 
Hosted by ISACAa global association serving more than 95,000 IT governance, assurance and security professionalsthe 2011 North America CACS conference will be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Speakers from around the world will share techniques and tips to help IT professionals manage the changes in the approaches to technology and add value to their enterprises.
 
North America CACS attracts IT audit, security, risk and governance professionals who gather to discuss hot-button topics, the latest challenges and solutions for critical industry issues, including risk management, cloud computing and virtualization security, and fraud. This exchange of knowledge gives attendees take-aways that can be applied immediately. Real-world case studies will be presented to provide attendees with practical, tested guidance.
 
The sessions offered at this years North America CACS will address critical, current issues that are affecting how we look at technology in terms of auditing, securing IT environments and managing risk, said Harshul Joshi, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, North America CACS program chair and director of IT at PricewaterhouseCoopers. It is important to consider the human factor with regard to IT and plan accordingly. This approach will be discussed in several sessions and attendees will leave with tools to adapt to the technological and human behavior changes we all face.
 
The conference will feature lectures, panel discussions and facilitated discussions divided into seven tracks:
                IT AuditCore Competencies
                IT Audit Programs and ISACA Research
                Privacy Issues and Data Protection
                Emerging Issues
                How to Audit IT Governance and Compliance Issues
                Human Factors
                IT Risk and Exposure Management
 
The conference will conclude with remarks during the closing session from David Foote, CEO and chief research officer of Foote Partners LLC, who will provide a perspective on human factors driving the change in IT audit, security, risk and governance. 
 
Pre- and post-conference workshops will also be offered on topics such as maintaining a proactive, privacy-compliant corporation; cloud computing audit and assurance; and server virtualization security.
 
The registration fee for the North America CACS conference is US $1,750 for ISACA members and US $1,950 for nonmembers. Attendees can earn up to 44 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. For additional conference information and to register, please visit www.isaca.org/nacacs.
 
 
About ISACA
With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations.
 
ISACA continually updates COBIT, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.