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COSAC Security Conference coming to Melbourne

If you thought symposiums on information security and risk were all the same, look again! COSAC is an entirely different experience. Conceived by practising professionals for experienced professionals, the most participative and productive event of the year comes to Australia for the first time. This event builds on the success of COSAC Europe, which is now in its 9th year, but doesn’t require you to travel all the way from Australia to attend.

COSAC Melbourne (5-7 December 2017) is the 1st SABSA Asia-Pacific Congress providing participants with access to experienced Enterprise Security Architecture professionals, discussing case-studies, new ideas and methods for delivering architecture value in your organisation.

COSAC is unique, because:

  • it is run by experienced volunteers from inside the profession, and not as a commercial conference
  • vendor or sales pitches are strictly prohibited and participants are not required to run the gauntlet of an exhibition hall
  • it provides you with access to very experienced professionals with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of Information Security, Risk Management, IT Management, or Security Architecture

For further details please contact:

Dennis Pigram, Business Development Manager
Dennis.Pigram [AT]

Register for the May/June Certification Exam Testing


ISACA’s certifications combine the achievement of passing an exam with proven work experience, giving you the credibility you need to move ahead in your career. Certification proves to employers that you have what it takes to add value to their enterprise. In fact, many organizations and governmental agencies around the world recognize or require ISACA’s certifications.

Starting in 2017, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification exams will be administered via computer-based testing (CBT) during 3 testing windows that will each be 8 weeks in length. CBT will provide new benefits to candidates taking the exams, including greater flexibility in taking the exam and faster exam results.

Registration is now open for the May/June 2017 exam. You can save US $50 by registering by the early registration deadline of 28 February.

The 2017 exams will be available during the following windows:

  • 1 May–30 June
  • 1 August–30 September
  • 1 November–31 December

Learn more about the 2017 exams including registration dates and deadlines, available language offerings, and important exam day information on the Exam Candidate Information Guide page of the ISACA website.

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Ideal for Information technology auditors, financial, business process and compliance auditors, chief information officers and other IT executives, ISACA®‘s Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course—Spreadsheet Controls: Finding and Controlling the Flow of Data—starts 28 September 2016.

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