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ISACA Conferences in Las Vegas to Examine GRC Priorities in 2013, Cyberthreats and the Impact of Digital Natives

Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA (19 September 2012)—With 49 percent of enterprises planning to increase investments in IT over the next 12 months, according to ISACA’s March 2012 Governance of Enterprise IT (GEIT) survey, effective governance, risk and compliance (GRC) strategies are needed to derive the most value possible for the enterprise. ISACA’s 2012 North America Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) and IT GRC conferences in Las Vegas this November will provide practical strategies to help achieve these goals.  

 ISACA, a nonprofit association serving 100,000 IT governance, audit and security professionals in 180 countries, combined its popular North America ISRM and IT GRC conferences into one event this year. Offering expertise for all levels of governance, risk, security and compliance professionals, the conferences will be held together at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, from 14-16 November 2012.  

In his keynote address titled “The Virtualization of America,” Michael Rogers, technology author and owner of Practical Futurist, will discuss the rise of a new generation of “digital natives,” for whom the virtual world is second nature, and the impact of this generation on business. Nils Puhlmann, CISM, chief security officer of Zynga and cofounder of the Cloud Security Alliance, will deliver the closing keynote, focusing on capitalizing on trends in IT governance and risk with an innovative approach. 

“The demands on IT are complex, varied and rapidly changing. From BYOD demands to constantly evolving regulations and cyberthreats, executives and professionals are facing many challenges, and it is critical to stay ahead of the curve,” said Tom Borton, CISA, CISM, CRISC, chair of the IT GRC Program Task Force. “Conference attendees will learn the latest insights and tactics from thought leaders and can customize the information to add value to their enterprises.” 

The conference will cover the latest topics in GRC, audit and security in panel and interactive discussions, networking events, and engaging workshops. Attendees can attend sessions in the following tracks:

  • Thwarting Cyberthreats—Cloud computing, business continuity and data breach responses
  • IT Risk Management Solutions—Outsourcing, the flow of data today and risk management challenges
  • Compliance Makes Good Governance—Mobile technology, mergers and acquisitions, and healthcare compliance
  • Solving Business and IT Issues—Data privacy and security, advanced persistent threat, incidence response and the risk of social networking
  • IT Risk and Exposure Management—Continuous monitoring, PCI DSS compliance, big data and mobile security 

Sessions and a workshop on ISACA’s COBIT 5 business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT provide a well-rounded learning experience. Other preconference workshops address:

  • Conquering the Risk IT Framework
  • Cybercrime and Cyberwar:  The Cost to Your Organization
  • Risk-based Approach to IT Infrastructure Security and Control Assessments
  • Database Security:  Using Audit, Controls and Security in Today’s Business Environment 

Conference attendees can earn up to 32 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Registration is US $1,750 for ISACA members and US $1,950 for nonmembers. Details are at


With more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA® ( 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 and expands the practical guidance and product family based on the COBIT framework. COBIT 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.