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2013 March - Endpoint Security / Career Success

When: March 6, 2013 08:30 to 12:00 (MORNING SESSION)

Material: Handouts - On website when available

Registration: Through our website

Where:  RTP HQ Conference Room


ISACA Member - Free

ISACA Partners(IIA, ISSA, Infragard etc.,) - $25

Non-Members - $40

CPEs: Upto 4

Session I -  Least Privilege for Endpoints (3 hours) - 0830-1100 AM Session

Most corporate desktops are not secured, protected, nor safe. Whether you are running Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, or 8 most of these end point computers are opening up security holes for the entire network. The reasons these end point computers are insecure vary. Regardless of the reason, the root result of the insecurity is due to the fact that user is a local administrator on the computer. Some might ask what about a solution to this dilemma? The solution is to implement least privilege, which is also referred to as Least Privilege User Access (LUA). In this workshop, Derek Melber will guide you through the proper solutions, and expose you to the failed solutions, in solving this complex issue with desktops. When you have completed this workshop, you will have all you need to develop and deploy a least privilege solution in your company.

Speaker: Derek Melber (sponsored by BeyondTrust)

BeyondTrust is the global leader in privileged identity and threat management solutions, protecting customers from both internal and external threats. BeyondTrust is the only security solution vendor providing Context-Aware Security Intelligence, giving customers the visibility and controls necessary to reduce their it security risks, while at the same time simplifying their compliance reporting. More than half of the companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rely on BeyondTrust to secure their enterprises. Customers include eight of the world’s 10 largest banks, eight of the world’s 10 largest aerospace and defense firms, and seven of the 10 largest U.S. pharmaceutical companies, as well as renowned universities.

Session II - Agility and Stability: Strategies for Continued Career Success (1 hr) - 1100-1200 AM Session

As the IT Audit profession continues to evolve and becomes increasingly diverse, guiding your career has become more complex.  The Sarbanes-Oxley “boom,” followed immediately by the economic “bust”, each created unique challenges for ISACA professionals.  Now that the “burden” of SOX compliance has diminished and budgets are being replenished, IT Audit & Assurance leaders are allocating resources to address a broader variety of IT risk activities.  This “raises the bar” and creates new expectations for performance.  This session will provide attendees with practical strategies to deliver value and ensure continued relevance in the dynamic world of IT Audit.

Speaker: Derek Duval, Duval Search Associates   

Derek Duval is the Owner of Duval Search Associates, a search firm specializing in career guidance and placement for IT Assurance (IT Audit, Compliance, Risk Management, & Governance) professionals.  He has nearly 20 years of experience working closely with client companies in nearly every industry, from Fortune 500 to start-ups, and keeps his finger on the pulse of what today’s Audit & Assurance leaders look for when hiring new team members.  Derek has presented at dozens of conferences and seminars on IT Audit career trends and issues, providing timely insight about how to position oneself for success amidst the changes in the dynamic world of IT Assurance.

Derek earned a Master's Degree in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He also holds the CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant) Certification, the premiere designation for the recruiting industry.