Schaumburg, IL, USA (September 10, 2019)—Ali Pabrai will discuss The Act of Active Cyber Defense at ISACA’s Euro CACS/CSX conference, taking place October 16-18, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

IT audit, risk, cybersecurity, and governance professionals will gather at the Palexpo Convention Centre to examine the transformational role they play in their organizations. Attendees will learn solutions and strategies, including how assurance, risk, governance, and security professionals can advance their careers and impact their enterprises. Disruptive technologies over the last 50 years and in the future of business enterprise, and the evolution of technology careers and ISACA professions, will be featured in conjunction with ISACA’s 50th anniversary year.

In his presentation, titled “The Art of Active Cyber Defense,” Ali Pabrai will discuss 2020 cybersecurity priorities based on recent settlements, global regulatory mandates, and emerging best practices. In his fast-paced, and fact-based brief, he will emphasize the “concrete and steel” elements for enterprise cybersecurity programs.

“We live in a world that is flat and getting flatter by the nano-second. HITRUST, NIST, GDPR, CCPA, SB 327, and a multitude of other regulatory mandates are impacting overall 2020 strategic priorities for cybersecurity,” said Ali Pabrai, Chief Executive Officer. “Two words are more important than ever before as cybersecurity and compliance professionals and executives plan for 2020, cyber resilience. For an organization to successfully ensure “reasonable and appropriate” cyber resilience its program must be evidence rich, and the combination of policies, plans, procedures, and associated implementation be credible.”

This year’s event offers more than 80 sessions in tracks covering:

  • IT Audit
  • Security/Cybersecurity
  • Emerging Technology & Techniques
  • IT Governance, Compliance & COBIT
  • Risk Management
  • Data Analytics & Information Management
  • Leadership Development & Career Management

Session topics include audit and risk management in an age of disruption, incorporating security into business practices, ethics and Artificial Intelligence, mitigating third-party risk, cyber audit, Internet of Things (IoT) security, transformational governance, auditing social media, cryptography, and more. In honor of ISACA’s 50th anniversary, a panel discussion featuring leaders from the business technology field will discuss “A Spectrum of Professions: The ISACA Global Community, Past, Present and Future.”

Also planned is a panel to mark ISACA’s 50th anniversary in 2019, featuring industry experts in innovation, “From Disruptive to Daily Dependence: 50 Years and Future Tech.”

Euro CACS/CSX 2019 attendees can earn up to 35 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. Additional details, registration and venue information can be found at https://next.isaca.org/conferences/euro-cacs-csx-2019?cid=pr_2001229&Appeal=pr

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Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.

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