Cybersecurity and data privacy have been dramatically affected by advanced persistent threat (APT) and the deluge of “consumerisation of IT,” including bring-your-own-device (BYOD), cloud services, and social media. Now, more than ever, cybersecurity efforts must involve the full enterprise, from the top down. ISACA’s European Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS)/Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) Conference in London, England, on 16-18 September 2013, will bring global experts together to examine advances in assurance, risk and security, and will provide guidance to help attendees face these challenges.

Keynote Speaker Amar Singh, CRISC, CISSP, chief information security officer (CISO) of News International and chair of the ISACA UK Security Advisory Group, will give his insights on the future of cloud computing in his opening address. Closing keynote speaker John Meakin, Ph.D., CISO and head of Security Risk for Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), will discuss “The Cybersecurity Shift: What Works, What Doesn’t and the Hidden Silver Linings in the ‘Cloud’ of ‘Cyber.'”

“This year’s EuroCACS/ISRM conference will be another exciting event, where great minds will be coming together to share their experiences and their knowledge,” said Singh. “I look forward to being a part of the conference because of the quality of the audience and speakers ISACA draws to its events. For me, it is always a learning experience to meet so many talented and skilled people.”

The 2013 EuroCACS/ISRM conference is hosted by ISACA–a nonprofit global association serving more than 110,000 IT governance, assurance, risk and security professionals. Themed “New Era, New Edge,” the conference will feature panels and facilitated discussions led by presenters and workshop leaders from companies such as CISCO, Deutsche Post AG, Caixa Econmica (Brazil), Dell Software, Deloitte, HSBC, Ziraat Bankasi (Turkey), CA Technologies, Morgan Stanley, Information Commissioner’s Office (UK), Duane Morris and many others.

Assurance, risk and security perspectives will be presented in four tracks that cover:

– Consumerisation–Topics include mobile security, data privacy, data analysis, IT law and cybersecurity

– Information–Topics include big data, data privacy, mobile security, a special presentation by the UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO), third-party/vendor management, identity management, access governance and advanced persistent threat risk management.

– Technology–Topics include cloud-based business continuity, cloud assurance, vendor management and data leak prevention.

– Delivery–Topics include BYOD, COBIT in banking, compliance, travel document security controls and COBIT 5 case studies.

Additionally, in forum discussions steered by audience interaction, industry leaders will share strategic and organizational approaches for top IT concerns from the business perspective in IT system audit/assurance, program governance, data security, and risk management focusing on connected “smart” buildings.

“The EuroCACS/ISRM conference is unique in that it brings together risk managers, auditors, security professionals and senior executives, who all have an interest in gaining value from the effective use and deployment of information in our rapidly changing world,” said Vernon Poole, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, security consultant with Sapphire and EuroCACS/ISRM Program chair. “This year, we are hosting a top-level panel on the future of information security, with input from European experts who will debate topics such as cybersecurity, cloud computing and the ISO27001/2 revision.”

Pre- and post-conference workshops offer hands-on training in critical areas such as IT risk governance and assessment, audits and data analytics, BYOD, cloud computing, and privacy requirements. A COBIT 5 Foundation Course pre-conference workshop will help attendees prepare for the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam. COBIT 5 is a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT.

Registration for EuroCACS/ISRM is US 2,100 for ISACA members and US 2,340 for nonmembers. A US 240 discount is applied to registrations received before 22 July 2013. Attendees can earn up to 39 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Additional details, registration and hotel information on EuroCACS/ISRM are at


With more than 110,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA ( helps business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to information and technology. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA is an advocate for professionals involved in information security, assurance, risk management and governance. These professionals rely on ISACA as the trusted source for information and technology knowledge, community, standards and certification. The association, which has 200 chapters worldwide, advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control(TM) (CRISC(TM)) credentials. ISACA also developed and continually updates COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises in all industries and geographies govern and manage their information and technology.