Detroit Chapter Community Blog


February 25, 2021

Salutations Detroit Chapter Family,

Who else has reflected on the February virtual chapter meeting and is thinking they might not want to be first in line to test out automated vehicles? A huge special thanks to George Baker (Global Vehicle Security Lead – GM) for sharing his company’s commitments to safety and quality as they tackle complex vehicle security threats. We have even more great content slated for you here in March.


Our next chapter meeting will be a virtual Zoom session hosted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 starting at 4:30 PM EST.

If George didn’t scare you enough last meeting, then this “Conversation with a Car Hacker” will surely do the trick presented by Jennifer Tisdale (Principal, Cyber Physical Systems Security Research Team – GRIMM) and Tim Brom (Technical Director, Senior security Research for Embedded Systems – GRIMM). Jennifer and Tim will dive deep into the mind of a car hacker in this ‘fireside chat’. There will be no PowerPoint presentation – so please come prepared with your questions!

For an encore, Chris Burrows (CISO – Rock Central) will delve into the Fintech InfoSec world that he likens to the popular Wizard of Oz quote “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!!”. Chris will share valuable lessons learned and trends from his experience as CISO navigating the Fintech world.

Please remember to register and join us for information, CPEs, and relationships.

2021 IIA / ISACA Virtual Spring Training

The Detroit Chapters of the IIA and ISACA are proud to co-sponsor the annual Spring Training Event. Our goal is to provide a world-class training event tailored to your needs. Each year, the Spring Training Committee offers a comprehensive series of course offerings for our members and guests. The 2021 event is no exception.

To help ensure everyone's safety, we have decided to host a Virtual Spring Training seminar again this year. We have finalized details with our instructors so registration is now open! Be sure to register early before classes begin to sell out.  You don't want to miss this opportunity to network with your peers, enhance your skills, and learn about new products and services in the marketplace. To help you register, please take a look at the attached list of courses being offered as well as our brochure which contains course descriptions.  

We look forward to having you join us!

Click Here to Register Now 

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our IIA ISACA Spring Training Administrator at


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.


Strategic planning, pivoting toward a new direction, and even execution can be greatly enhanced by considering new perspectives or applying an additional lens to your thinking. As an ISACA member, you have access to new tools that can give you those additional insights and data points you might be seeking. Here are some highlights:


  • Case Study: Transforming Princeton’s Security Culture Through Awareness. According to the ISACA® 2018 Cybersecurity Culture Report, 95 percent of global survey respondents identify a gap between their current and desired organizational culture of cybersecurity. This gap is reflected in the reality that most security breaches have user errors (or worse) as part of their causal chain. User awareness programs can reduce information risk and, in some cases, enhance user experience or productivity by improving security-related behaviors and the overall security culture at an organization.
  • Learn how to Report Cybersecurity Risk to the Board of Directors by adopting the necessary mindset of a Board member to communicate effectively. Produce congruency between cybersecurity initiatives and strategic direction that result in support for budget, standing and reputation for the cybersecurity organization.


Two thought-provoking podcasts are available:


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Earn 1 Free CPE Credit—Take a Journal Quiz—Your membership comes with the opportunity to earn FREE CPEs. As you may know, an easy way to do that is to complete a free ISACA® Journal quiz. Test your knowledge and discover what you have learned with these free quizzes.


Charlie Murray



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