ISACA Puget Sound Chapter - Call for Volunteers!

ISACA Puget Sound Chapter invites you to join the Board for the upcoming operating year (Sept 2023 - May 2024).

We currently have openings for Education Committee members which are great opportunities to start and be a part of the Board! 

Feel free to reach out to president@isaca-psc.org or any of the board members for additional information at board@isaca-psc.org

Board Perks and Other Important Information:

PERKS! Being a board member provides personal growth opportunities beyond your day job. Current board members represent several industries and have varying experience levels, bringing unique perspectives and diversity to keep the chapter viable. This is also a great way to give back to the information security, audit, technology, and related professional community! Board members can attend monthly luncheons for free, and there are often discounts or compensation on other ISACA-sponsored events. You can earn up to 20 CPEs in a fiscal year which helps maintain the annual CPE requirement if you have an ISACA certification. 

Standard Operating Procedures are in place to assist board members in understanding their roles and responsibilities. Of course, seasoned board members are here to help new people learn and grow. 

Board meetings are held monthly for 1 hour via conference call throughout the year, including semi-annual live dinner meetings for chapter planning. The perks are great, but it does take commitment (around 20 hours minimum per year, depending on the role). All Board members must sign a Willingness to Serve statement indicating attendance and commitment requirements, including board meetings. Board members are also recommended to attend at least two monthly membership/educational meetings throughout the fiscal year, although more may be required depending on the position.

If you’re interested in learning more, we encourage you to review the chapter Bylaws which can be found at https://engage.isaca.org/pugetsoundchapter/aboutchapter/bylaws. The Bylaws contain brief descriptions of duties for each board position.

We look forward to your interest in joining the team!

2022/23 ISACA-PSC Cybersecurity NexusTM (CSX) $5,000 Tuition Scholarship!

On 2/13/2023 the ISACA Puget Sound Chapter (ISACA-PSC) Board of Directors announced that TaeHyun (Eric) Kim won this scholarship. 

Eric's paper is entitled, “Is the U.S. Power Grid Prepared for Global Cyber Threats?” 

As the winner, Eric will receive the following from ISACA-PSC: 

• $5,000 tuition scholarship upon passing the CSX Fundamentals examination. 
• Free one year ISACA student membership ($25 value).
• Free CSX Fundamentals exam registration, online review course, online lab, and E-book ISACA Cybersecurity NexusTM (CSX) FundamentalsCertificate examination ($456 value).
• Recognition of the achievement at an ISACA-PSC educational meeting (preferably the Annual General Meeting in May 2023). 

There were also TWO first runner-ups for the first time! They are Parth Haresh Oza and Ryan Carroll.

Parth was also the runner-up for the 2021/22 scholarship. Parth’s paper is entitled, “How is Cybersecurity Changing? Changing threat landscape, emerging threats, and mitigations.”

Ryan's paper is entitled, "The Vulnerabilities of a New Frontier" [blockchain].

In the event the winner is unable to complete the requirements for the scholarship, the two runners-up would split the $5,000 tuition scholarship. Parth already completed the scholarship requirements last year and thus, is already eligible. Ryan would also need to complete the requirements. The runners-up also receive a free one-year ISACA student membership and the free CSX Fundamentals exam registration and study materials specified above ($481 combined value)

For copyright purposes, ISACA-PSC will not be publishing the papers. Interested parties will need to reach out to each individual author to obtain a copy of their paper.