2023 March Training Session

When: March 01, 2023 - 1300-1630
Where: Online & Paramount Venue
Registration: Zoom Regiistration Link [You will receive a confiirmation and link to attedn the webinar after you register]
Cost: Free
CPEs: Upto 3
Handouts: Will Be Uploaded When available

Session I Cybersecurity Risk

Cybersecurity Risk is an epidemic that has been growing at the speed of innovation. From the multi-billion dollar organizations to the Mom and Pop store down the street, everyone needs to consider technological risks to their company. We will explore cybersecurity
risk and some tips and tricks to help avoid the common pitfalls that can be costly for your organization.

Speaker: Brett Obringer, BISO, State Employees Credit Union

Brett Obringer squareBrett Obringer is a UNC-Greensboro and Pfeiffer University alumni with an MHA and MBA. He is currently a Business Information Security Officer at State Employees Credit Union. Brett has worked in the Healthcare and financial sectors and has spent time as an independent security contractor. He specializes in cyber risk and process/program improvement.



 Session II Privacy: concepts, current regulations, and data protection

John will take us through a tour of modern privacy concepts, privacy regulations across the globe, and select privacy-driven data protections. Topics will include:

  • Privacy versus security
  • GDPR in the US
  • Knowing your data
  • Working with your data
  • Protecting your data
  • Dumping your data
  • China's Personal Information Protection Law "PIPL"
  • South Africa's POPIA
  • California Consumer Privacy Act "CCPA" (Jan 2020)
  • Other US regulations


Speaker: John Fehan, Principal, CREO

john fehan smallJohn is a Principal with CREO, Inc., a management consulting firm serving life science and healthcare clients. John specializes in matters of privacy, cybersecurity, and IT infrastructure. John’s experience ranges from hands-on technical positions across multiple disciplines to leadership roles on global technology programs. He has deep knowledge and firsthand experience in a wide variety of areas, including as an information security officer, risk management, project management, IT infrastructure, global telecom services, cloud architectures, and contract management.

John has worked with telecom service providers leading global telecom outsource contracts. He has served as technical architect for consumer-packaged goods and financial services firms. Early in his career, John worked as a network engineer earning his CCIE and served in the U.S. Army.

John earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and he holds a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) certification.


ISACA Volunteer Opportunities

Please take a look at the ISACA Internattional global volunteer opportunities page and apply and share new opportunities to get involved. ISACA is seeking a wide variety of volunteers. The application close dates all differ so apply ASAP. 

Some opportunities are only visible to members or certification-holders, so please be sure to log in to view all opportunities for you. Here is a sample of what we're currently seeking to fill:

  • Risk Scenarios Development Task Force
  • EU Advocacy Task Force
  • Journal Readership Feedback Interviews
  • CISM Questions, Answers, Explanations Manual (QAE) Item Writer (CISM required)
  • Chapter Award Reviewer (2022 Awards)
  • Journal Article Reviewer (membership required)
  • ISACA Global Achievement & Hall of Fame nomination reviewer
  • CISM QAE Manual Quality Assurance Team (CISM required)
  • Internal Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley Book & Figure Reviewers
  • Open Source Video Bites
  • SheLeadsTech Ambassadors
  • EVOLVE: Emerging Tech Conference Speaker Submissions (due 11 June)