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Welcome!

March 2021

 

Greater Hartford ISACA Chapter

Dear Members,

It has been a long time since we seen each other in person. While virtual meetings is happening, my hope is later this year we will be able to meet in person.

Upcoming events Include

 

Elections

It is time of the year were we ask you to become involved and to run as a board member of the chapter. If interested you can contact me or send email to elections@isacact.org

 

NEW CERTIFICATION: ITCA

ISACA launched the knowledge- and performance-based ISACA® Information Technology Certified Associate™ (ITCA™) certification, which can be obtained after earning five certificates: Computing Fundamentals, Networks and Infrastructure Fundamentals, Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Software Development Fundamentals, and Data Science Fundamentals. The program is ideal for students, recent graduates, career changers, and those looking to build on their baseline IT skills and knowledge. It features hands-on performance learning to simulate real-world experiences. An ITCA also could serve as a valuable tool for a new employee’s training or a student transitioning into the workforce.

 

SECURITY

COVID has unleashed major security and privacy concerns across the globe. To serve professional security technologists, ISACA released a new, downloadable PDF white paper: 5G Security: Addressing Risk and Threats of Mobile Network Technologies. The paper features diagrams and explanations that delve into the fundamentals as well as the deep security architecture of these technologies. The six domains of 5G security are explored and explained, and specific risks are identified and cross-referenced to the 5G security features that are designed to mitigate them.

 

PRIVACY

In late 2020, ISACA conducted a global, deep dive into data privacy derived from nearly 2,000 survey respondents, which resulted in a new publication: Privacy in Practice 2021: Data Privacy Trends, Forecasts and Challenges. The focus of the publication ranges from technical privacy controls to board of directors’ support. Key topics include:

  • Organizational approaches to privacy
  • Hiring and workforce trends
  • Frameworks and policies used to protect sensitive data
  • Breach-related trends
  • Privacy by design
  • Predictions for 2021 and the future of privacy

 

CDPSE CERTIFICATION

  • The early adoption period ends 31 March 2021.
  • The CDPSE exam registration opens 8 March 2021.

 

Jay Ferron

President Greater Hartford Chapter

president@isacact.org

203-675-8900

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