Sunday, May 6, 2018

I spoke at ISACA 2018 North America CACS Conference

Last week, I spoke at ISACA's North America CACS Conference in Chicago. CACS is short for Computer Audit, Control and Security and is a key event that draws its audience from all over North America.

I named my session "IT Risk Management for Everyone" and focused my message on how to involve everyone in managing risk activities in any given organization.

I am a firm believer that risk management is not a stand-alone function or process performed by professionals who have security, risk, audit or governance in their titles. Managing an organization's risk is everyone's job. 

I started off by providing the attendees with my view of how IT Risk Management should be organized. Then, I talked about ways to engage a larger set of individuals in a company. 

I am planning on covering the specifics of the content later on, but let me comment on how the session went.

Overall, I am very happy with:

(1) the number of attendees: It was a packed room with about 150+ people in attendance
(2) the level of engagement: I received many interesting questions and comments throughout the session and at the end
(3) my fifteen minutes of fame: I was surprised that several attendees stayed late to shake my hand and commend me on my speech or ask specific questions. After my session, I was stopped many times by people saying "Thank you". 

Thanks ISACA for giving me this opportunity. 

Berk speaking at ISACA CACS Conference in Chicago - May 2018

Berk speaking at ISACA CACS Conference in Chicago - May 2018

Berk speaking at ISACA CACS Conference in Chicago - May 2018


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