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Speaker line-up for ISACA conference

ISACA : 22 January, 2009  (New Product)
Four streams at European Computer Audit, Control and Security conference attracts key speakers covering all aspects of IT security
Wolfgang Gaertner, chief information officer at Deutsche Bank AG, will present a keynote address on the relationship between information technology (IT), business and audit at the European Computer Audit, Control and Security (EuroCACS) conference, which will be held 15-18 March 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. Presented by ISACA, a nonprofit association serving 86,000 IT governance professionals, the conference will focus on the latest strategies to address IT auditing and security challenges.

EuroCACs will feature 40 sessions divided into four streams:

* IT Governance - This stream presents topics, processes and frameworks designed to enable well-informed planning and resource decisions, transparency in actions, and delivery of stakeholders' expectations.

Speakers include Lisa Young from CERT Software Engineering Institute; Robert Stroud, IT governance evangelist at CA and Ken Doughty, senior risk manager at ING Australia.

* IT Audit - This stream discusses how others have approached and solved complex auditing issues and technology challenges. It reviews new resources, processes, tools, and trends and technologies critical to the success of IT audit.

Speakers include Milan Patrovic, IT audit manager at General Motors, and Peter Yetzes, associate director at Audit Commission.

* Information Security - This stream helps IT assurance professionals understand the fundamentals and new trends of information security. Sessions examine the key elements of information security in relation to the threats to confidentiality, integrity, and the availability of information and systems. Examples of steps needed to evaluate the enterprise's overall security management program and ways to counter the threats are also covered.

Speakers include Eddie Schwartz, CSO at NetWitness, Mike Small, principal consultant, security management at CA and Mark Seward, director of product marketing at Qualys Inc.

* IT Risk Management and Compliance - This stream examines Risk Management concepts and how to apply them to benefit the enterprise. It also explores regulations and compliance requirements, including the new ISO information privacy standard currently under development, and presents methods to test and assure compliance from Risk Management and IT audit perspectives.

Speakers include Stephane Geyres, corporate head of Risk Management at Reed Elsevier PLC; David Ramirez, senior manager for Quality Assurance at Barclays Bank; and Urs Fischer, head of corporate IT governance and Risk Management at Swiss Life.

EuroCACS attendees can also register for workshops on topics such as using the COBIT and Val IT frameworks, and spreadsheet auditing.

The registration fee for the conference is US $2,374 for ISACA members and US $2,612 for non-members. Attendees can earn up to 40 continuing professional education hours.

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