Detroit Chapter Community Blog


Greetings Fellow Members,

It is hard to believe the last monthly meeting of our chapter season and my final month serving as this chapter’s President is upon us. It has been an absolute pleasure serving this chapter, our wonderful members, and this talented board. I look forward to continuing my role as Past President and board member in the coming years. I find it difficult putting into words how impactful this experience has been on my life. It allowed me firsthand to witness how a community swiftly dealt with unforeseen adversity (pandemic) and propped one another up for a common interest. You have all truly made this chapter the best it can be, and I sincerely thank you for your contributions.

With the parting words covered, I’d like to first thank our April chapter meeting speakers for an amazing (hybrid) experience in person and virtual. Dan Lohrman (Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Public Sector at Presidio) and Keith Cheresko (Principal, Privacy Associates International LLC) were terrific, and we thank them. Don’t forget to grab their presentations on the chapter site (members only content) and check out Dan’s book (Cyber Mayday and the Day After) available on Amazon and other retailers where sold. 

Lastly, let’s shift towards an exciting May chapter meeting as we wrap our Annual General Meeting in style. We will be joined by our fellow CSA, Infragard, and West Michigan chapters for this trailblazing event.


The next scheduled chapter meeting will be hosted virtually AND in person on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Our keynote speaker will be Michigan’s own Senator Gary Peter’s staff members visiting with us to discuss the landscape of cybersecurity in America including key developments, challenges, and open dialogue to have our chapter’s voice heard. This our first visit from the office of the senator and an exciting opportunity to help strengthen cybersecurity for our country and our people.

The meeting will then cover our annual general meeting that will complete our chapter compliance requirements. We will also recognize the new board and our deserving award winners.

The meeting will then conclude with an inspirational topic delivered by David Soubly that covers risks, disasters, our careers, and responding effectively. David is a familiar face to this chapter and a thought leader for cybersecurity and IS auditing. This May meeting offers a lot to be enthusiastic for. Don’t forget to register!



Digital trust is the confidence in the relationship and transactions among providers and consumers within the digital ecosystem. By playing a leading role in advancing digital trust, the ISACA community will be at the forefront of creating a trusted digital ecosystem that will lead to stronger bonds between enterprises and their customers, sustainable business models and a thriving workforce throughout the digital trust professions. 

On 4 May, ISACA will launch its portfolio of digital trust resources, including a free white paper, articles, videos and more. Resources in development include: a course, a webinar, global research, and a digital trust framework coming at the end of this year. 


  • 2022 ISACA Awards Virtual Gala—Join ISACA in recognizing and celebrating 2022 ISACA award winners. Learn more and register to attend virtually (US $25 ticket) on 25 May at 9:00am Chicago time.  The virtual event offers an exclusive keynote for .5 CPE, networking opportunities, games, and more. Purchase the optional premium package to support the One In Tech Foundation’s scholarship fund and receive a fun gift in the mail to “take note” of all of the inspiring contributors during the virtual gala. Registration closes 23 May.
  • Top Women in Security ASEAN Region Awards—This external award opportunity is taking 2022 nominations until 30 May. 


Risk Starter Kit: to help users develop an IT Risk Program.



ISACA Global Events—Visit Training and Events for details on ISACA conferences, Training Weeks, and other events—both virtual and in-person. 


ISACA awards four levels of recognition to long-term members:

  • Bronze: 3-4 years of continuous membership
  • Silver: 5-9 years of continuous membership
  • Gold: 10-14 years of continuous membership
  • Platinum: 15+ years of continuous membership

More information can be found here


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Charlie Murray


Congratulations Exam Passers & Newly Certified

  • Balaji Venkateswaran Srinivasan – CISM certification
  • Ravi Karnam – CISM exam passer
ISACA Detroit congratulates all exam passers and newly certified chapter members this month! The individuals listed above provided consent for use of their names in this publication.

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Mike Forrest Outstanding Member Award

The ISACA Detroit Chapter is accepting nominations for the Mike Forrest Outstanding Member Award. This award was developed to recognize outstanding contributions to the Detroit chapter and community through dedication, volunteerism, knowledge sharing and positive influence of others.  These are some of the qualities demonstrated by our former board member, friend, mentor, Mike Forrest, through his many years of service.


More information can be found in the presentation. Completed forms are required for nomination considerations and must be submitted by April 29, 2022.