From the President
Greetings Fellow Denver Chapter Members,
Thank you to Patti Chrzan and Sameer Sait for sharing their experiences; Patti as a member of Digital Crimes Unit, and Sameer as the CISO of Arrow Electronics, Colorado's largest company. It was very interesting to hear about Microsoft's efforts to combat crime, and their hand off to governmental prosecution. Sameer enlightened the group with the challenges, risks and areas of focus for his role - many questions were asked of and addressed by Sameer. This was also our joint meeting with the ISSA Chapter, and our first at Comedy Works Landmark. Overall I heard positive feedback on the room (it is setup for presentations after all!), but the food we ordered could use improvement. I'd welcome any other feedback (use the Feedback Tab above).
The January meeting will be at the Arvada Center, where we will have ISACA International Board Member Rob Clyde providing a discussion on Safely Embracing the Cyber Future, as well as, an update of ISACA International news.
There's an App for that...
The ISACA Denver Chapter App is now available in the Apple and Google App stores! We're excited to offer this as a means of improving communications, feedback, and to possibly use as sign in/sign out for our chapter functions. Right now, the draft is in the review/approval stage at the various platform stores (Apple, Google and Microsoft).
Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
We have a fantastic volunteer opportunity coming up! ISACA Denver is a proud sponsor of the RMCCDC. This event puts college teams into a scenario where they are a replacement security operations team at a fictitious company that is under Cyber attack by an adversary. Volunteers are needed to setup/tear down, judge the competition and play the Red team!
White Team - competition officials that observe team performance in their competition area and evaluate team performance and rule compliance.
Red Team - penetration testing professionals simulating external hackers attempting to gain unauthorized access to competition teams' systems.
Black Team - competition support members that provide technical support, pick-up and deliver communications, and provide overall administrative support to the competition.
Blue Team/Competition Team - the institution competitive teams consisting of students competing in a CCDC event.
You can read more about the event at http://rmccdc.regis.edu/ or in this flyer. And you can volunteer by going to http://regonline.com/rmccdc2017
Two outside events are coming up in February that I wanted to make you aware of: The Denver IIA Chapter is hosting it's 4th Annual Leadership Conference; and the Healthcare Financial Management Association Colorado Chapter is hosting the HFMA Compliance Conference. You can read more about these in the "Events Sponsored by Other Chapters" section.
Don Mapes, Chapter President