Oceania CACS – 11th to 13th September 2016



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Learn from world-changing thinkers and innovators in information systems audit, control and security

Oceania CACS 2016 Conference, will be hosted by the Papua New Guinea Chapter of
ISACA, in association with ISACA Brisbane Chapter. The conference will be held at the
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11 – 13 September 2016. The theme for
Oceania CACS 2016 is entitled:

Building Trust and Value in a Digital World – Protect, Govern, Empower.

A broad theme that will explore how to ensure organisations keep creating value, while at
the same time safeguarding the necessary information. In today’s interconnected world
organisations rely more and more on technology that is increasingly interconnected and
accessible to third parties.

This technology brings a lot of business benefits and creates enormous value for
individual organisations and the society, as a whole. It’s difficult to imagine these days,
not being able to check-in online for a flight or pay a bill on the mobile. But the same
openness and connectivity, as we all know too well, is what creates challenges for us as
IS Governance, Assurance and Security professionals.

Why Should I Attend?

• 16 CPE credits – attendance at CACS 2016 will provide you with 16 CPE credits for the
discounted price of AUD1,195/AUD1,395 (member-only Early Bird/Standard).

• Highly discounted rate for 37 WCARS – CACS 2016 delegates can register for 37
World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Symposium (WCARS), held on 14-15
September 2016, and earn 12 additional CPE credits for only AUD390 (a 61%
discount, available only to CACS 2016 delegates) – www.37wcars.org.

• Four high-profile keynote speakers
o Mr Matt Loeb – Chief Executive Officer, ISACA International;
o The Hon. Terry Grafenstine – Inspector-General, US House of Representatives
and Vice-Chair, ISACA International Board;
o Mr Andrew Johnson – Chief Executive Officer, Australian Computer Society;
o Mr David Lewis – Technical Director, Australian Signals Directorate.

• 30 high-quality speakers – sharing their expertise in 3 streams: IS Governance
(Govern), IS Risk/Assurance (Empower) and IS/Cyber Security (Protect)

• Two round-tables



7th DCD Converged Australia Conference & Expo

DCD Converged


The 7th DCD Converged Australia Conference & Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 21 June 2016, covering important topics on the industry, IT and data center strategy, design and operations, cloud adoption and security (view the agenda here). Be at the forefront of this industry! Uncover the latest innovations at our expo, take the opportunity to leverage on the insights of 30 industry leaders and international speakers, and network with over 450 top data center and IT professionals in the ANZ region. Senior level end-users may click here to register for free pass. If you are a consultant or business leader in the industry, you may click here  and enter discount code BNP595 to enjoy a special rate of USD595.



Inchcape’s Alan Perkins and GE Capital’s Kamal Nankani share their perspectives of Cloud as the way forward.

A central conversation of the “Colo + Cloud” conference track at DCD Converged Australia in Melbourne on June 21 is how to embrace the beauty of Cloud and develop agility in an infrastructure strategy which for many organizations attending this event means continually re-examining the economics of hybrid cloud, and learning from successful adopters.

“The beauty of Cloud and newer technologies is that they do enable you to try some left field thinking. So coming and meeting people from the different industries enable you to apply some of those left field thinking to your own industry quite rapidly in the case of these new technologies,” says Alan Perkins, IT Director, Inchcape.


Converging the industry is critical in Cloud adoption

Urging that the industry starts breaking the silos between IT and facilities, Kamal Nankani shared “I think the key for our circuit is not to think of the cloud just from an infrastructure point of view, but also from an application point of view. It is hard to break the silos between the infrastructure development and the application development, because for businesses, they want custom applications, or they want the application on the cloud, that they do not care about the infrastructure, or how the application is being developed. They want the services available.”

Sharing the same thought alongside with many industry leaders, DCD Converged Australia 2016 is prepared to provide the ultimate knowledge and networking platform that caters across 400 key IT, facilities and business professionals in the industry.

“We will be launching 6 tracks Colo+Cloud, Design+Build, Servers+Storage, Open-source, Software-defined and Power+Cooling, and will be filling in with successful end-user case studies, hot panel debates and the latest industry innovations. The tracks will cater to the different professionals, and encourage the learning of their counterpart’s expertise. Senior level discussions among the professionals can be expected as DCD and its partners inspire the way forward for the industry,” says Simon Fletcher, Strategic Sales Manager APAC, DatacenterDynamics.


Attpicendance is free for qualified end-users

DCD has moved to a ‘free-to-attend, by invitation’ event model for qualified end-user business executives, managers and technical professionals directly engaged with IT, data center and cloud infrastructure. If your company operates its own on/off premise data center(s), or if you are a significant end-user of data center and cloud services and you are involved in technology planning, procurement, implementation, and operations, then you may qualify. Click here to apply

Combating malware outbreaks, strategies and options

In our next professional development session in June Kevin Manderson will compare strategies to combat a malware outbreak based on one of the larger cyber incidents in Melbourne in recent years. One method presented requires a deep understanding of the malware and a progressive containment strategy. The other is based on an automated blocking approach. Kevin will provide insights into what methods work, based on his practical experience.


Comfort in the cloud: Ways and tools by which to obtain assurance.

At our joint IIA and ISACA professional development session in July Richard Keirstead will provide an overview of three Cloud Security Alliance’s flagship offerings:

  • The CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM),
  • and the Consensus Assessments Initiative Questionnaire.

The presentation will be followed by a unique opportunity of networking with members from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Victorian Chapter.


June Certification Study Sessions


The ISACA Melbourne Chapter will be running study sessions to help members prepare for the June 2016 ISACA Certification Exams. These session are free to members and will be held as follows:


The study session will be run on a Wednesday evenings from 5:15pm to 7:00pm as below

  • Wed 4th May – Domain 1
  • Wed 11th May – Domain 2
  • Wed 18th May – Domain 3
  • Wed 25th May – Domain 4
  • Wed 1st  June – Domain 5
  • Wed 8th June – Final Review

Venue: at the ANZ Centre Conference Suites at 833 Collins Street (Upper Ground Floor Core C)

Presenters: Ronnie Islam, John O’Driscoll, Preshothman Poepaharam, Zahir Quettawala, and Joseph Spiteri


The study session will be run on a Wednesday evenings from 5:15pm to 7:00pm as below:
  • Wed 4th May – Week 1
  • Wed 11th May – Week 2
  • Wed 18th May – Week 3

Venue: at the ANZ Centre Conference Suites at 833 Collins Street (Upper Ground Floor Core C)

Presenter: The facilitator will be Zahir Ali Quettawala.


The study session will be run on a Wednesday evening as below

  • Wednesday 04 May 2016 5:30PM to 8:00PM – Chapter 1
  • Wednesday 11 May 2016 5:30PM to 7:30PM – Chapter 2
  • Wednesday 18 May 2016 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM – Chapter 3 & 4
  • Wednesday 25 May 2016 5:30PM to 7:00PM – Mock Exam
  • Wednesday 1st June 2016 5:30PM to 8:00PM – Reserve Day

Venue:  AusNet Level 31, 2 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank Victoria 3006 Australia.
Presenters: The study sessions will be run by Babu Srinivas and Ashutosh Kapse.

If you have any queries please contact John O’Driscoll (John.O’Driscoll@anz.com).

Oceania CACS 2016 – Call for Papers

CACSlogo_OCEANIA2016We invite you to submit your application to participate as a speaker at the Oceania CACS 2016, which the Papua New Guinea Chapter of ISACA is hosting in association with the ISACA Brisbane Chapter.

The conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11 – 13 September 2016. The theme of the conference is Building Trust and Value in a Digital World – Protect, Govern, Empower.

CACS conferences have an enviable reputation as the pre-eminent event for IT Governance, Assurance, and Security Professionals. It attracts delegates in Executive Management, IT Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance and Risk Management roles. Typically, 250 to 350 people attend CACS conferences.

This year’s conference will feature 4 keynote and 36 speakers in three streams: Protect (IT/Cyber Security), Govern (IT Governance) and Empower (IT Assurance). Your submissions for presentation may fall within the three streams. Submissions must provide a clear idea of the topic and presentation content and summaries should be a maximum of two pages.

Please submit your presentation summary here and get a ticket if it gets accepted!


Melbourne Chapter wins K. Wayne Snipes Award 2015

K. Wayne Snipes Award 2015The ISACA Melbourne Chapter has earned the 2015 K. Wayne Snipes award for the Best Very Large Chapter in Oceania. The award will be presented to our chapter at the 2016 Global Leadership Summit scheduled to take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 7-9 April, 2016. Worldwide winners will be announced at the Global Leadership Summit.