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2015 March - Full Day Training Session

When: March 4, 2015 - 0800-1630
Where: RTP HQ
Registration: Website


ISACA-RTC Members - Free (Log in to register)
Affiliated Organizations (IIA, ISSA, Othe ISACA Chapters) - $75
All Others: $100

CPEs: Upto 8


Topic I - Outsourcing and the Need for Vendor Audits

This presentation will discuss the reasons why companies use vendors, either as in an outsourced arrangement or in a true vendor arrangement. Also covered will be risks from a security and privacy perspective, contract elements and a look into minimum security requirements that should be put in contracts. 

Topic II - BYOD

More companies are trying to reduce their internal expenses for company owned devices by allowing employees to use their smart phone, iPads, etc. to access company data. This poses significant risks or data loss and security breaches. The auditor must be aware of this and be able to comment upon the strategy being proposed.

Topic III - Auditor’s Role in System Development

This session focuses on the need for the auditor to be involved in the various phase of the SDLC process, the different types of review that can be done based on timing and staffing, the risks the audit involvement should help to avoid. Also covered will be a value add process for selecting the applications that pose the greatest risk to the company, along with the time allocation, audit steps, and reporting requirements.

Topic IV - Social Networking – Business, Compliance & Audit Implications

Most corporations have social media sites for their customers and clients. These sites could be sources of security risks for the company and the personnel using them. This session will discuss these issues from the corporation’s perspective and from the individual’s perspective.

Speaker - John Gatto, JAG Associates

Until retirement in January 2015, John had been with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) in Chicago, IL. since December, 2005 and was the Divisional Vice President, IT Audit & Advisory. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of IT Audit for the five Plans comprising HCSC (Illinois, Texas, Montana, New Mexico and Oklahoma) and encompasses NAIC / MAR compliance and testing, risk based audits, advisory engagements for new development projects, coordination of SOC-1 and SOC-2 reviews and E&Y Year-End Financial Audits. John was a member of a number of Steering Committees within the IT area of HCSC. 

Prior to HCSC, John worked at Federal-Mogul in Michigan as the Sox coordination supervisor, Avery Dennison in California as a Project Manager, and spent 13 years with Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey, where he was Director of Systems Audit, Customer Audit and Operations Audit.

John has over 45 years of audit experience, most of it in the IT arena. He is a CISA and has his MBA from Fairleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey. John is a frequent speaker for the BCBSA, IIA and ISACA organizations.