Cybersecurity and Corporate Governance Challenges are Featured Topics at ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM Conference in Barcelona

  Cybersecurity and Corporate Governance Challenges are Featured Topics at
  ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM Conference in Barcelona

               CyberLympics World Finals to be hosted at event

Business Wire

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- June 3, 2014

Cybersecurity challenges ranging from the global skills shortage to
increasingly sophisticated threats are plaguing enterprises today and will be
featured topics at ISACA’s European Computer Audit, Control and Security
(CACS)/Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) Conference in
Barcelona, Spain. Held 28 September-1 October 2014, the conference will bring
global experts together to examine advances in assurance, risk and
cybersecurity, and provide guidance to help attendees face these challenges.

Keynote Speaker Simon Singh, Ph.D., scientist, encryption expert and
best-selling author, will give his most advanced insights on  encryption for
cybersecurity and data privacy, and will demonstrate an original World War
II-era Enigma encryption machine in his opening address, “Cracking the Cipher

“I am looking forward to ISACA’s EuroCACS/ISRM 2014, where I will be talking
to the delegates about the rich and vital history of information security,”
said Singh. “This goes back many centuries, and includes moments when cracking
codes changed the course of history.”

Closing Keynote Speaker Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of the
Olympus Corporation and author, will discuss how he worked his way up over 30
years at Olympus to become CEO, only to be dismissed two weeks later after
blowing the whistle on the company’s US $1.7 billion accounting fraud. He will
discuss leadership and ethical capitalism in his address, “Corporate
Governance in the Real World.”

ISACA—a global association serving 115,000 information systems governance,
assurance, risk and security professionals, will offer more than 40 sessions
in four tracks at the conference: Assurance, Cybersecurity, Risk and
Privacy/Compliance. Session topics include cyberattack response, big data,
Internet of Things and cloud adoption.

ISACA is the exclusive host sponsor of the Global CyberLympics World Finals,
which will be held concurrently with the conference. Global CyberLympics is an
international online cybersecurity competition that tests the skills of
information security and assurance professionals in teams of four to six
people in areas including ethical hacking, computer network defense and
computer forensics. Global CyberLympics is run by EC-Council Foundation, a
nonprofit ethical hacking organization established in 2011.

Optional workshops will offer training on cyberattacks, pen testing, privacy
in a global environment, cloud computing and audit. A pre-conference workshop
will help attendees prepare for the new Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate
exam, and a COBIT 5 Foundation Course workshop will help them prepare for the
COBIT 5 Foundation Exam.

“The pace of change and swift evolution of technology requires us to reexamine
how we look at privacy, assurance, risk management and cybersecurity,” said
Ramsés Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CCSK, CISSP, SCPM, Six Sigma Black Belt,
international vice president of ISACA and security strategist and evangelist
at Dell Software. “The insights gained at EuroCACS/ISRM in Barcelona will help
us, as a global society and individual professionals, better understand the
challenges today and the solutions needed for tomorrow. This is a not-to-miss
opportunity in a fantastic city.”

Registration for the conference is open at A US
$220 discount is applied to registrations before 6 August.


With 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA^® ( helps
business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and
information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of
knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for IS audit,
assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers
Cybersecurity Nexus^™, the COBIT^® framework, and four certifications: CISA,



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