Detroit Chapter Community Blog


May 6, 2021

Esteemed ISACA Detroit Members,

The ISACA Detroit 2020 – 2021 year is nearing a close and all I can feel is grateful for our wonderful chapter and membership. You all play a role in making this a truly remarkable community to belong to. I am inspired every day by the level of commitment and support shared by our 1,000+ members. While this has been a challenging year for all of us, I take comfort in knowing that you all have helped carry the ISACA Detroit chapter forward and have made every effort to ensure our chapter has remained strong, vibrant, and successful. I am beyond excited for the opportunity to continue serving as your Chapter President for one final year. We will continue shaping the new reality for our chapter together and for better. Thank you all!


If you couldn’t attend last month’s chapter meeting, then you missed out on intriguing conversation and a barrage of member questions thanks to our speakers from KPMG and Grant Thornton. I want to give a special thanks to Jonathan Dambrot (Principal) and Mitushi Pitti (Director) from KPMG for covering the “Future of Third Party Security”, and to Jenina Brown (Experienced Manager) from Grant Thornton for presenting “Challenges in Auditing DevOps”. Not to fret if you could not attend as the materials are available and posted for our members on the web site.


Our May meeting also serves as our annual general member meeting for the Detroit chapter. The meeting will be hosted virtually on May 19, 2021. Please join us as we officially close out the chapter year. We will also have the special privilege to learn, earn a CPE, and hear from a special friend and former board member, Doug Copley. Doug will be covering the topic of “Securing the Consumer Channel” which holds relevance on all our daily lives and interactions. Also, please make sure to stick around for the entire scheduled meeting as we have a round of important announcements and relevant initiatives to share with the membership.


Calling all Detroit ISACA members! Do you like enjoy provoking and relevant educational opportunities? Do you appreciate efficient and effective ways to earn 15 CPEs in 2 short days? Are you a fan of economical and high value offerings that stretch your dollars? I assume you all answered a resounding “YES” to these questions and therefore will be interested in our upcoming Fall Seminar on “Auditing Vendor Management”. Registration is still open until May 19th!  

We look forward to having you join us!

Click Here to Register Now


Renew your ISACA membership for 2021 today! There is still time to renew and take advantage of the ISACA Member Advantages and Benefits. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers and seminars planned for 2021!  It has been our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to our continued partnership in the future!  Please contact me with any questions.


ISACA recently launched four leading-edge, knowledge- and performance-enhancing certificates that stack up to earn the career-accelerating ISACA® CET Certified in Emerging Technology™ (CET) Certification. Perfect for people early in their career, or those changing roles, CET training features hands-on performance learning techniques to build or reinforce vital practical skills in IT audit, risk, security, cybersecurity, governance, privacy, and business growth. The CET certification confirms individuals are ready to advise, assess, and implement today’s leading-edge, emerging technologies.





As part of ISACA’s continued focus on the next generation of game-changing, up-and-comers, ISACA continues to update the new Rising Professionals page with content geared toward those in the nascent stages of their careers. Of note, in this video, ISACA interviews Stanford University student and social media influencer, Kyla Guru, who explains why she was drawn to cybersecurity at a young age. Guru notes cybersecurity skills come naturally to members of Gen Z who want to impact the future.


Podcast: “The State of Cryptocurrency—Dustin Brewer, ISACA’s senior director of Emerging Technology and Innovation, and Frank Downs, BlueVoyant’s director of proactive services, discuss how and why cryptocurrency has been so widely adopted and predict where it will go next.


@A Glance merged with @ISACA—To be conscientious of the amount of content these days, the @A Glance publication has been folded into @ISACA. Now a one-stop shop delivered each Wednesday, @ISACA provides timely ISACA resources and information on upcoming events. Additionally, content has been further streamlined by dedicating the fourth edition of each month to be exclusively security-focused: @ISACA.Security. This will replace the monthly Nexus e-newsletter.

New eBook Platform—ISACA recently launched a new, enhanced way to access ISACA’s eBooks. Going forward, all certification and certificate review manual eBooks will be accessed via a web-based platform, where learners can take notes, highlight material, create flashcards, and more. The eBooks option is available when you purchase a review manual via MyISACA.

As always, 72 free CPEs are available to you through your ISACA membership.

Charlie Murray



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