2018 Oceania CACS Conference


2018 Oceania CACS Conference will be held in Melbourne from 3-4 September 2018.   The Super Early Bird Rate, which is as follows, is currently available and expires on 31 December 2017:

ISACA Members/ Students:  $800+GST

Partnered Associations (members of ACS, IIA, AISA, AICD & IAPPanz): $1,000+GST

Government & Academic:  $1,295+GST

Standard: $1,495+GST

If you are not yet an ISACA member, consider joining online at www.isaca.org/membership and save $$$.   Being an ISACA member gives you access to the best offers and savings on ISACA products including Certification Exams, Conferences and Exam Prep materials.


Please register online at:  http://www.oceaniacacs.com.au

VPDSF implementation workshop series

Register for the workshops below

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Can one individual really make a difference?

During this session, we’ll talk through a series of events where an individual single handily made a difference within a global manufacturing organisation. Through business-driven risk analysis, this individual provided visibility into the organisation’s most critical risks that enabled leadership to make more informed business-risk decisions.

Throughout our session together, we’ll evaluate how one person can:

–        Have a positive impact global organisation

–        Drive a budget for a function typically viewed as a cost centre

–        Define what is critical to the business

–        Drive innovation for all entity interactions

–        Foster change in organisational culture

CPE Hours

1.0 hours, based on the assumption you have signed the attendance sheet when attending

Registration and Admittance

•  Due to our sponsoring partner’s facilities, access requirements and for catering purposes, we request that you register for this event to ensure you are able to attend.

•  Registration to this session is open and free of charge to all current ISACA members.

A registration door prize will be drawn from the list of duly registered attendees.



·         5.30pm – Registration and session sign-in – required to receive applicable CPE credits

·         6:00pm – START – Welcome, Introductions, Agenda

·         6:05pm – Monthly PD Session, Questions & Answers

·         6:50pm – The Soapbox – Chapter Updates, Announcements and Issues of interest to members

·         7.00pm – Networking opportunity – drinks and finger food to be served

·         8.00pm – Event Ends

About the speaker

Elliot Marshall

EY Cybersecurity


Professional background

Elliot Marshall is in the Cybersecurity practice at EY. Elliot is based out of Melbourne and provides clients with IT Advisory services, including Cybersecurity, Digital and Emerging Technology, and IT Transformation services. Elliot specialises in cyber governance, cyber risk management, cyber program assessment, cyber strategy and program build, identity and access management, incident management, information protection and privacy, and threat exposure management.

Prior to joining EY in Melbourne, Elliot was a member of the Cybersecurity practice at EY in Chicago. During this time Elliot served clients across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific with experiences in multiple areas of cybersecurity and IT to include cyber strategy, governance, risk management and compliance, identity and access management program build, mobile device management, digital rights management, vendor management, cyber training and awareness, and analytics.awareness for executives, Greg has been brought to Australia specifically to share his expertise.


Top Cyber Security Insights for Leaders

The ISACA Melbourne Chapter invites you to join us for this special session, in which Brigadier General (Retired) Greg Touhill, former US Chief Information Security Officer, will be the special guest speaker.

In this session, Greg will share experience and insights into the following:

  • Why do security risk practitioners struggle to effectively communicate cyber risks to their boards and executives?
  • Is it possible to effectively quantify the impact of cyber risks?
  • What should organisations be doing to increase resilience with respect to cyber security?
  • What should a leader focus on to sustain the right culture?

“It is rare we get the opportunity to hear from someone with Greg’s depth of first-hand experience in the world’s most serious cyber security threats. An event not to miss.”

There will be the opportunity for guests to ask Greg questions at the conclusion of the session.


About the speaker

Brigadier General (Retired) Greg Touhill

President of the Cyxtera Federal Group

Greg was selected by President Barack Obama as the US government’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and held the post during the recent controversial presidential elections.

His other civilian government service includes duties as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications in the US Department of Homeland Security and as Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center where he led national programs to protect the United States and its critical infrastructure.

Currently the President of the Cyxtera Federal Group and author of two books on the importance of cyber security awareness for executives, Greg has been brought to Australia specifically to share his expertise.


2017 Certification Exams – Study Sessions

The Melbourne Chapter will be running study support sessions for members interested in, or undertaking the ISACA Certification Exams in 2017. There is no cost for attending.

CISA Study Sessions

Venue: PWC, 2 Riverside Quay, Southbank. Week 1 – Level 21, room name Terrace 1; weeks 2 & 4 – Level 18, room name M18.04; week 3 – Level 19, room name Flack1.

Time: 5:15pm to 7:00pm

The study sessions are designed to support your individual exam preparation and will be run at as follows:

  • Week 1. Thursday 12th October – Domain 1 & 2 (John O’Driscoll & Joseph Spiteri)
  • Week 2. Thursday 19th October – Domain 3 & 4 (Peter Ware & John O’Driscoll)
  • Week 3. Tuesday 24th October– Domain 5 (Ronnie Islam & John O’Driscoll)
  • Week 4. Thursday 2nd November – Practice Exam (Joseph Spiteri)

For further information contact John O’Driscoll (john.odriscoll@isaca-melbourne.org.au)

CISM Study Sessions

Venue: IOOF Holdings Ltd, 161 Collins Street.

The building is currently undergoing major construction works. There is only one entry point to the building near the Gucci store. Once you come inside, you will go through a set of lifts. The 4 lifts farthest from the entrance will take you to Level 6. IOOF reception is at level 6. Please come into reception area and register yourself on the iPad provided. If you are having trouble locating or entering the office please call Ashutosh on 0418990305 or Anthony on 0434 527 708

Time: 5:15pm to 7:00pm

The study sessions are designed to support your individual exam preparation and will be run at as follows:

  • Week 1. Wednesday 25th October – General Exam Guidelines and Domain 1  (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues)
  • Week 2. Tuesday 31st October – Domain 2 (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues)
  • Week 3. Wednesday 1st November – Domain 4 & Practice Exam (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues, Martin Littlewood)

For further information contact Ashutosh Kapse (ashutosh.kapse@isaca-melbourne.org.au)

CRISC Study Sessions

Venue: Chartered Accountants Aust & NZ, Level 18, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Time: 5:15pm to 7:00pm

The study sessions are designed to support your individual exam preparation and will be run at as follows:

  • Week 1. Thursday 19th October – Domain 1 (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)
  • Week 2. Thursday 26th October – Domain 2 (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)
  • Week 3. Thursday 2nd November – Domain 3 (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)
  • Week 4. Thursday 9th November – Domain 4 & Practice Exam (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)

For further information contact Zahir Ali Quettawalla (zzaaqq@gmail.com)

CGEIT Exam Preparation Q&A Session

Venue: Chartered Accountants Aust & NZ, Level 18, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Date: Wed 18th October

Time: 5:15pm to 7:00pm

This is an opportunity to get some tips on how to prepare for the CGEIT exam, and ask questions on content areas.

Facilitators: 2 x ISACA Melbourne Chapter members who have achieved recent ISACA CGEIT Excellence Awards:

  • Russell Baker (June 2015 – highest score in world)
  • John O’Driscoll (December 2015 – highest score in Oceania)

For further information contact John O’Driscoll (john.odriscoll@isaca-melbourne.org.au)