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Focal Point Experts to Speak at the 2019 North America CACS Conference

Tampa, FL – April 17, 2019 – Focal Point Data Risk, an integrated risk management firm, today announced that its experts will be featured in three sessions at the North America Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) 2019 Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Focal Point experts will present on a range of topics, including auditing techniques for digital communication and strategies for building integrated risk management programs. Focal Point will also be in the exhibit hall at Booth #111 throughout the conference, speaking with attendees about their cyber security, internal audit, privacy, and compliance challenges. The 2019 NA CACS Conference runs May 13- 15.


Session #111: Performing IT Audits in the Era of Emojis, Memes, and LOLs


Who: Joyce Block, Principal, Internal Audit and Spring Phillips, Director, Internal Audit

When: Monday, May 13 from 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center


The methods and modes of communication are rapidly changing and remaining current with these evolving language trends is critical to the job of IT auditors. Emojis, memes, gifs, and messaging platforms have all added an extra layer of difficulty to performing successful IT audits, and these communication methods are continuing to multiply as a digital-first generation enters the workforce. In this session, Spring Phillips and Joyce Block will identify the ongoing changes in modern language, describe the direct impact on IT auditors, and detail how to successfully overcome these challenges. Spring and Joyce have a combined 30 years of experience helping organizations develop leading audit programs and stay on the cutting edge of audit trends and regulatory changes


Session #119: Bridging the Gap Between Information Security and IT Audit


Who: Raj Sawhney, Regional Director, Internal Audit

When: Monday, May 13 from 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center


IT Audit and Information Security are two separate practices, but their goals and objectives should still intersect. In this session, Raj Sawhney, a Regional Director for Focal Point, and Doug Murray, the Global CISO and Director of IT GRC for ICU Medical, will detail effective strategies, tools, and templates to bridge the gap between Information Security and IT Audit. Raj has spent many years supporting CISOs, CAEs, CTOs, and other business leaders, giving him a unique perspective on how IT audit and information security can work together.


Session #153: Rethinking the Identity Risk Equation


Who: Jan Wentzel, Principal, GRC Practice

When: Monday, May 13 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: Anaheim Convention Center


As risks, technologies, and businesses evolve, so must the approach to managing them. By applying an integrated risk management approach to identity management, an organization can transform the way they view and manage identity risk. In this session, Jan Wentzel, who has spent more than 25 years in the world of GRC, will walk through the stages of identity risk management maturity and the steps organizations can take to apply an integrated risk management program.


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Need to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Focal Point at CACS 2019?


Looking to discuss an upcoming initiative or solve a pressing business problem? Request a private, on-site meeting with a Focal Point expert in cyber workforce development, data privacy, identity and access management, or cyber strategy.

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About Focal Point Data Risk


Focal Point Data Risk is an integrated risk management firm delivering a unified approach to addressing data risk through a unique combination of service offerings. Focal Point brings together industry-leading expertise in cybersecurity, identity governance and access management, data privacy, analytics, internal audit, and hands-on training services - giving clients everything they need to plan and develop effective risk and security programs. By integrating these services, we provide the resources necessary for protecting and using data across the organization.


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