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Message from Detroit Chapter President: 

September 15, 2020 

Hello Detroit Chapter Members!

I trust that everyone enjoyed the warm summer and that we’re ready for an exciting 2020 – 2021 ISACA year!
It has been a whirlwind of a year and the ISACA board has been working hard to bring the value and  service that we all expect. We are lucky to have such a committed and experienced board alongside some fresh faces bringing new and creative ideas to the table. As President, my goals are quite simple:

  1. Increase membership
  2. Improve the membership experience
  3. Generate and provide insights to our members

I have asked the board to take on the motto – “Grab the bull by the horns (#GTTBTH)” as a battle cry to achieve these goals. I apologize in advance for the multiple bull references that may be coming your way this year! Our first step is to re-evaluate our digital experience. You may recall that we ended the prior season conducting our meetings virtually. With our newly acquired Zoom platform, we will plan to continue this model for the foreseeable future given the circumstances as well as the popularity for those meetings. Our chapter had over 200+ attendees for our previous virtual meetings. This is a trend that I would love to see continue!

September Webinar Meeting Please help us kick off the new year right during our upcoming virtual Zoom chapter meeting on Wednesday,  September 16, 2020 starting at 4:30 PM EST. Kristie Stocker, the engaging and energetic CEO & Founder of Kinetik Edge, LLC will show us how to survive and thrive in the pandemic pandemonium. I am excited to hear her take on adjusting to the new normal.

Chapter Website UpdatesThe board is hard at work redesigning and adding valuable content to our chapter website. For starters, the databyte has gone digital and will now be posted and integrated directly within our website. We intend this page to be a one stop shop for all your ISACA Detroit chapter needs. Please share your feedback and ideas in support of our effort to improve our website. 

New Partnership with CSAISACA and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) have formed a strategic partnership to transform the auditing and assurance of cloud computing. The first initiative will bring to market the Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK) as a joint venture. A broader collaboration roadmap will come later in 2020. Our very own board member Juman Doleh-Alomary is already hard at work planning a local joint presentation with the CSA scheduled for October. Stay tuned for more information!

New Content Available Check out these topics and resources from ISACA International’s Resources page to stay current as a practitioner:


Charlie Murray



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