2015 February Training Session

When: February 4, 2015 - 1300-1630

Where: RTP HQ

Registration: Website


ISACA-RTC Members - Free (Log in to register)

Affiliated Organizations (IIA, ISSA, Othe ISACA Chapters) - $25

All Others: $40

CPEs: Upto 3

Session I - SOC1, SOC2, SOC3, SSAE16s - Differences

Speaker: Bob Broda, IT Auditor, Office of the State Auditor

Bob Broda is a North Carolina State IT Auditor, performing various IT auditing functions 

including SOC1, IT General Control Audits, CAAT routines. He spent 14 years as Managing Partner of Visage Solutions, LLC. providing a variety of services in the areas of Risk and Compliance management including risk assessments, Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”), FFIEC (Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council), SAS70s, SOC (Service Organization Controls) 1 and 2, ISO and other compliance, auditing and operations effectiveness initiatives. 

Bob has spoken at several local and national events on the subjects of Sarbanes-Oxley, Risk Management, Internal Controls, Information Security and Business Continuity. He has consulted on many compliance projects in various functional roles including managing, documenting, testing and Quality Assurance work. Bob has assisted over 100 organizations with SOX, SAS70, SOC1 and SOC2 compliance initiatives. 

Bob earned a B.S. in Information Systems from Kings College and an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University. He founded Visage Solutions in 2003. Previous to forming Visage Solutions, Mr. Broda focused in the public utility billing sector responsible for managing projects at the largest of the world’s public utilities. He also served as VP Software Development and President of utility customer information software companies.

 Session II - Automating Controls - Pros And Cons

Speaker: Mark Shaw, CEO and Co-Found, Compliancy

Mark brings over 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur having founded several companies as well as the development of new businesses within large companies.  Mark's strategic vision brought together a unique combination of experience in compliance implementations, business process workflow, and non-technical user interface development for business process solutions to develop the Compliancy solution.  

Mark brings extensive experience in the implementation of compliance controls, operational controls and business process automation having worked extensively with customers and accounting firms on the requirements and implementation of internal controls for regulatory compliance together with years of experience with business process management.  

Prior to Compliancy Software, Mark worked with Ultimus, a leader in Business Process Management solutions.  Prior to Ultimus, Mr. Shaw co-founded and developed an Internet Services business unit with Nortel and led the venture funding that resulted in the unit being spun  off as the highly successful NeoNova Network Services. 

Mark holds BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

CPE Policy Updates

The following clarifications and changes to the ISACA certification CPE policies have been made.   These modifications were approved by the Credentialing and Career Management Board and went into effect 1 January 2013.  They are universal and apply equally to all ISACA certifications.

  1. Reconsideration and Appeal: Individuals whose certification has been revoked due to noncompliance with the CPE policy and who later appeal for reinstatement may incur an additional reinstatement fee of US $50. This reinstatement fee is effective for those reinstated after 1 January 2013 (when the revocation had been outstanding more than 60 days) and is in addition to any back or current certification maintenance fees needed to bring the certified individual in compliance with the CPE policy.
  2. Calculating CPE Hours: CPEs can be reported in quarter hour increments. One CPE hour is earned for each fifty (50) minutes of active participation (excluding lunches and breaks) for qualifying ISACA and non-ISACA professional educational activities and meetings. CPE hours can be earned in quarter hour increments and can also be reported in quarter hours (rounded to the nearest quarter hour).
  3. Exam question development and review (no limit): For those serving on an ISACA committee/task force that is responsible for exam question review, evidence of actual hours for the formal item review process will be provided.
  4. Contributions to the profession (20-hour annual limit): CPE hours are earned for the actual number of hours contributed.

For complete details, please visit the updated CPE policies at:

-CISA:  www.isaca.org/cisacpepolicy

-CISM:  www.isaca.org/cismcpepolicy

-CGEIT:  www.isaca.org/cgeitcpepolicy

-CRISC:  www.isaca.org/crisccpepolicy

Should you have any questions on any of these changes, feel free to contact the ISACA Certification Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1.847.660.5660

New CPE Reporting System

A new means of collecting CPE hours online will be introduced that changes the way certification holders report CPE hours. Attached is an overview of the new system, which is being provided to give you a first-hand view of what it looks like and how it will work.

ISACA CPE Reporting System

ISACA K. Wayne Snipes Award Honorable Mention

ISACA has recognized the Research Triangle Chapter with an honorable mention in our region for 2013. Honorable mentions are given to chapters who did not win the K. Wayne Snipes award, however, still excelled as a top chapter throughout the year.

Research Opportunities

 ISACA is seeking volunteers for Developers and Reviewers for the following research projects:

  • Securing Mobile Devices
  • COBIT for Risk
  • COBIT for Assurance
  • COBIT:  Enabling Information

 Interested members may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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