Invitation to IN PERSON ISACA North Texas Monthly Meeting at Sheraton DFW Airport - June

When:  Jun 21, 2024 from 10:30 to 14:00 (CT)
Associated with  North Texas Chapter

Date: June 21st , 2023

Time: 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM 

Fee: $40.00 Members, $50.00 Non-Members, $40 Students (with student code)

FEE Notes

  • All non-members of ISACA must create a free account and log in during registration.
  • You can create an ISACA account here if you do not already have one.

Possible CPE: 3

Format: In Person

Location: Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel, 4440 W John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75063
* Email for meal substitutions


10:30 am - 11:30 am - Architecting Cyber Excellence: From Reactive to Strategic Security

11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Lunch

12:00 pm -   1:00 pm - Data Breach Remediation: Lessons Learned

  1:00 pm -   2:00 pm - Security Metrics Is Easy – Audience Reaction Is the Hard Part


Architecting Cyber Excellence: From Reactive to Strategic Security

What do great cybersecurity programs look like?

Leading cybersecurity programs that can defend against today's threat landscape requires deploying and operating advanced tooling, attracting top talent, implementing standards that can scale and developing your own personal reputation and brand.

From staying on top of the latest technologies to protect critical systems, to developing partnerships that you can rely on when you need it most, in this talk, I’ll be sharing the evolution of cybersecurity programs from constantly putting out fires, building a foundation, managing your foundation, then building strategically, to defend against advanced threats attacking your most sensitive systems, helping you grow your cybersecurity program from fighting fires, to building strategically.

Speaker: Josh Danielson, CEO, Kustos

Data Breach Remediation: Lessons Learned

Now that your financial institution is hacked and under sanctions by regulatory agencies, you are being hounded by Customers, Board, Press, and Regulators by the minute. How do you manage the remediation as a CISO/CIO? Among all the chaos, what are the key steps to establish culture change and a governance model while everyone is demanding quick action? Next, comes the enforcement actions from the regulatory agencies. What are the necessary turnaround steps and strategies? This session provides a real-world, insider perspective amidst a dreadful situation.

Speaker: Eddie Ho, Financial Institution CISO/CIO

Security Metrics Is Easy – Audience Reaction Is the Hard Part

During this session, we will discuss the basic steps of starting and implementing a security metrics program, the difference between metrics and other statistics based reporting that we tend to use, but still valuable. We will talk about the audience of metrics and challenges once you start. Already have a security metrics program, would like to mature it, we will cover that also.

Speaker: Jim McConnell, Principal – Ask McConnell, LLC – A Converged Security Services Provider

Speaker Bios:

Josh Danielson - Joshua Danielson is the Founder and CEO of Kustos, a leading cybersecurity consulting firm. He brings almost two decades of experience in securing classified national defense assets, as well as protecting some of the world’s largest financial and e-commerce platforms.

Before starting Kustos Josh was the Head of Enterprise Security at Shopify and prior to that he was the Chief Information Security Officer at Copart (S&P500) a global digital auto-auction platform. Joshua is an active member of the security community, to include sitting on several venture capital advisory boards.

Joshua holds a graduate degree in Information Management from Syracuse University.

Eddie Ho: Eddie has served in the financial industry for over 20 years performing roles such as CIO, CISO, and other Risk Management functions. Eddie specializes in the dark side of the banking industry by turning around troubled/sanctioned banks to exit regulatory orders.

Prior to his banking leadership roles, Eddie worked in Technology Risk Management, cyber security, and Enterprise Architecture for IBM, Dell, and Grant Thornton. He is the author of a network technology book and frequent contributor to industry publications and cybersecurity conferences. Eddie holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. in Computer Science from North Dakota State University, as well as CIPP/US, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CDPSE, and CISSP certifications.

Jim McConnell: Jim has had the privilege of working in the security and technology "space" for over 41 years, in multiple CIKR industries for over 33 years, and most recently as a Fellow in a Fortune 25 Corporate Security organization. Jim has 15 US Patents around fraud, analytics, insider threat, autonomous sensing and user interface design. He is the Principal for Ask McConnell, LLC, a Converged Security Services Provider HQ’ed in DFW, Texas, servicing all industries with solving key security pain points from a Converged Security perspective. Jim has developed significant expertise in executive protection program management, investigations, M&A, supply chain investigations, assessments, training, and metrics solutions, cyber/information security, fraud, analytics, and government liaison, over the last 30 years involving multiple countries. Jim has provided training in all security areas to US and International audiences in multiple industries. Jim published his first book in December 2022 on Converged Security Metrics to provide over 500 actionable metrics solutions across 21 different security functions and audiences that allow for year over year improvements. Jim is working on his second book, due out in early 2024 on Supply Chain Security. Jim is Active First Responder and mentors law enforcement and military in transition to Corporate Security and provides pro bono support to over hundreds of churches across the USA.

2024-2025 ISACA North Texas Chapter Nominations




Le Thuy Jacob


Aman Tara


Eeshan Pandey

VP Academic Relations

Raveen Bhasin

VP Programs

Alexis Kennedy

VP Education

Vince Arnold

VP Facilities                 

James Arnold

VP Communications

Keri Chisholm

VP Membership

Jonathan Niere

VP Certification

Heather Hanson


Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel
4440 W John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX 75063
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