2018 Certification Exams – Study Sessions

The Melbourne Chapter will be running study support sessions for members interested in, or undertaking the ISACA Certification Exams in 2018. There is no cost for attending.

CISA Study Sessions

Venue: Chartered Accountants, Level 18 Bourke Place, 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 10th May – Domain 1 & 2 (John O’Driscoll & Joseph Spiteri)
  • Week 2. Thursday 17th May – Domain 3 & 4 (Peter Ware & John O’Driscoll)
  • Week 3. Thursday 24th May – Domain 5 (Ronnie Islam & John O’Driscoll)
  • Week 4. Thursday 31st May  – Practice Exam (John O’Driscoll)

For further information contact John O’Driscoll (john.odriscoll@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 3rd May – Domain 1 (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)
  • Week 2. Thursday 10th May – Domain 2 (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)
  • Week 3. Thursday 17th  May – Domain 3 (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)
  • Week 4. Thursday 24th May – Domain 4 & Practice Exam (Zahir Ali Quettawalla)

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


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 Max Mara store. The main entrance to 161 Collins is undergoing significant construction works and sits between the Max Mara store and the temporary entrance. The temporary entrance is a hoarded tunnel on the street. The hoarded entrance will lead you to security desks, keep walking through the tunnel and this will lead you directly to a set of lifts. The first set of lifts will take you to Level 6, where the IOOF reception is located. Once on 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 7th June – General Exam Guidelines and Domain 1  (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues)
  • Week 2. Wednesday 14th June – Domain 2 (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues)
  • Week 3. Wednesday 21rd June – Domain 3 & Practice Exam (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues)
  • Week 4. Wednesday 28th June – Domain 4 & Practice Exam (Ashutosh Kapse, Anthony Rodrigues)

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


CGEIT Exam Preparation Q&A Session

Only 4 registrations so do not intend running a study session in May 2018.

May 2018: Security Architecture Working Group Session

The ROI of Security Architecture

More and more organisations are advertising for Security Architects and Enterprise Security Architects. Role descriptions for these positions are getting more specific and certifications like SABSA are requested by organisations seeking applicants. It appears that there is a greater demand for security architects and their outputs. But, what is the business value of a security architecture capability? What return on investment (ROI) does a good enterprise security architect can provide? Do organisations have to take a leap of faith when building up such a capability?

In this session we will discuss and share ideas around quantifying the business value of security architecture. How do we sell security architecture to an organisation and can hold ourselves, as security architects, accountable for the results? Are there any good metrics we can define to clearly demonstrate the business value of a security architecture? How does security architecture compare to other capabilities in an organisation? 

Please join us for a lively discussion, if this topic is of interest to you.

Oceania CACS 2018

Oceania CACS 2018, the 40th conference within the Oceania Region, will be held in Melbourne from 3-4 September 2018 at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC 3006.

Run by ISACA®, the event will host over 200 IT governance professionals; showcasing the very latest innovations and expertise in business technology governance and IT security. Maintaining the business focus for which it is known, the conference will discuss the accelerating impact of technology-driven change and explore solutions that can be put in place to mitigate potential risk to the business.  Take advantage of current early bird rates and book your place today!

Register now and save up to $600

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • John O’Driscoll, CISO, Department of Premier and Cabinet Victoria
  • Lynwen Connick, CISO, ANZ
  • Ben Agar, Group Enterprise & Technology Risk Manager, SEEK
  • Bruce Edwards, Manager – Information Systems Audit and Assurance, Audit New Zealand
  • Daniel Merriot, Principal Consultant, BSMimpact
  • Guy Herbert, Head of IT Risk and Compliance, Atlassian
  • Aaron Doggett, Regional Director and Principle Advisor, Hivint
  • Wayne Tufek, Director, Cyber-Risk
  • Michelle Price, COO, The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network
  • Ashley Howden, CEO, KJR
  • Alejandro Corletti Estrada, DarFE Learning Consulting (Former Head of Military Networks – Argentine Military)
  • Matthew Warren, Deputy Director of the Centre for Cyber Research, Deakin University
  • Tony Hayes, Deputy Director General, Queensland Government
  • Dr Tim Doyle, Principal Psychologist at Proof of Character
  • Abbas Kudrati, CISO, KPMG
  • Phillimon Zongo, Head of Cyber Security, Crestone Wealth Management