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2011 October - Enhancing Security By Leveraging The Contract Negotiation Process

The Board of Directors of the ISACA Research Triangle Chapter is proud to announce the October 5, 2011 training session.

Dates: October 5, 2011 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Material: Session 1 Session 2

Registration: Through our website

Location: RTI Building 08 Multipurpose Room, RTI International


ISACA Member - Free
ISACA Partners(IIA, ISSA, Infragard etc.,) - $25
Non-Members - $40

CPEs: Upto 3

Session 1: Enhancing Security By Leveraging The Contract Negotiation Process

This presentation explores the synergies between the CIO Office, General Counsel and the Chief Security Officer at UNC Chapel Hill that have resulted in significant enhancements to IT security (particularly in cloud services) during the past 9 months and a set of "negotiation points" that are becoming the standard for the purchase of IT goods and services on campus.

Session 2 - Understanding and Managing IT Operations and Service Delivery Risk

ISACA Risk IT Framework and CobiT mapping examples will be used as a guide to explore IT Operations and Service Delivery Risk. Focused on Change Management and Service Interruptions, real-life examples will be used in a People, Process, Technology perspective to first understand the risks then review ways to manage them. Included will be a high-level discussion of using IT Standards, Best Practices and Frameworks to complement each other and address risk.


Session 1 - Ramon Padilla, Deputy Chief Information Officer, UNC Chapel Hill

Mr. Ramon Padilla Jr. is the Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy CIO for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Padilla has 25 years of strategic planning, information technology, and administrative leadership experience in the public sector and education arenas. He has performed nearly every role in the area of Information technology and finds this breadth of experience key to his success as a senior information technology manager. He has his Bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and his Master's Degree from the University of Louisville in Business Administration. He spent ten years as a sitting CIO, five as the chief information officer of Jefferson County/Louisville Metro Government in Louisville KY and five as the CIO for the State University System of Florida. He is a new transplant to North Carolina, stepping into the role of Deputy CIO at UNC last December. He is an ISACA member and a CGEIT since 2009.

Session 2 - Jeff Merrill, Director, ITIL/Change Management, UNC Chapel Hill

Jeff Merrill has 20+ year's experience providing IT Operations and Service Delivery support and management. Jeff is currently a member of the ITS CIO office at UNC Chapel Hill delivering ITIL based IT Service Management. Prior working at he was member of the Enterprise Change Management team in the CIO office at DHS (Department of Homeland Security). Jeff has also worked as a Service Level/Critical Situation Manager and as a Project Manager at Stratus Technologies a High-Availability technologies company.

Jeff is a member of the Research Triangle Chapter of ISACA and holds certifications that include a PMP, CISSP, CobiT 4 Foundation, ITIL Foundation V2 and V3, MCSE and CSM (Certified Scrum Master).