Big Data/Machine Learning in Risk Management and Audit

Mario Bojilov, Chief Data Strategist, Meta Business Systems

Thursday, 20 April 2017 at 8:45 am Friday, 21 April 2017 at 5:30 pm (AEST)

Overview

This course is designed to provide participants, with no prior exposure to Big Data (BD), with the knowledge and practical skills to start using Big Data in their organisations. Initially the course covers four (4) of the most popular tools for processing Big Data – Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Hive and MongoDB.  It then progresses to the topic of Machine Learning (ML) and provides practical exercises demonstrating how ML is used.

A distinguishing feature of the course is its practical aspect. At the end of each module there is a practical exercise designed to reinforce the concepts of the module and to give participants a chance to “get their hands dirty”.

At the start of the course, each participant will receive a USB with a fully configured Virtual Machine (VM) that will be used for the practical work throughout the course. Students will be allowed to keep the VMs after the course, so that they refer to the exercises in their day-to-day work and, when they feel more confident, to modify and enhance them to be used in their audit engagements.

  • Date: 20-21 April 2017
  • Information and registration link – https://goo.gl/SXb3EL
  • Early Bird close – 15 March 2017 ($100 discount off the reduced member price)
  • Price (incl. of GST and after $500 discount for ISACA members)
    • Standard – $1,150
    • Early Bird – $1,050
  • Duration2 days/15 hours
  • Catering: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included

What you will learn

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Applied IS Audit – Introduction (VIC)

Mario Bojilov, Chief Data Strategist, Meta Business Systems

Monday, 15 May 2017 at 8:45 am Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at 5:30 pm (AEST)

Overview

This course is designed to provide an initial understanding of the IS Auditing process, how it fits within the overall environment of an organisation and cover some of the common tasks that an IS auditor will face in their work. It also includes an overview of a series of new technologies, including some of the current risks, associated with them.

A distinguishing feature of the course is its practical aspect. At the end of each module there is a practical exercise designed to reinforce the concepts of the module and to give participants a chance to “get their hands dirty”.

At the start of the course, each participant will receive a USB with a fully configured Virtual Machine (VM) that will be used for the practical work throughout the course. Students will be allowed to keep the VMs after the course, so that they refer to the exercises in their day-to-day work and, when they feel more confident, to modify and enhance them to be used in their audit engagements.

Additionally, each student will receive a full set of course slides and the complete descriptions, including answers and results, of all scenarios and exercises.

  • Applied IS Audit – Introduction
    • Date: 18-19 April 2017
    • Information and registration link – https://goo.gl/G3t4wo
    • Early Bird close – 15 March 2017 ($100 discount off the reduced member price)
    • Price (incl. of GST and after $400 discount for ISACA members)
      • Standard – $1,050
      • Early Bird – $950
    • Duration2 days/15 hours
    • Catering: Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included

What you will learn

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Changing the Influencer’s Minder

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] davidlynas.com

Register for the May/June Certification Exam Testing

ISACA News

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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Expand your Spreadsheet Smarts with ISACA Virtual Instructor Led Training

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.

Improve your understanding of effective spreadsheet programs through state-of-the-art, two-hour sessions that cover:

  • Spreadsheet program models
  • Techniques for determining the scope of high risk spreadsheets
  • How to perform analytical analysis of spreadsheets, understand the results and address the risks
  • Best practices for avoiding  future spreadsheet errors, and more

Sign up now and experience four weeks of expert-led VILT Spreadsheet Controls training at work, at home or on your travels.

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Earn up to 8 CPEs!

Offering the best of both worlds: personal interaction with an experienced Deloitte instructor, and the convenience of online access to a virtual classroom —ISACA’s VILT can advance your knowledge, skills and career potential virtually anywhere you go.