Northern Chapter VSCPA - Event Information

Event Name:Accounting Trends SIG - Information Security
Event Type(s):Special Interest Group Event
Description:Please join us on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, to hear Alex Grohmann, CISSP, CIPT, CISM, CISA, Independent Security Consultant speak about “What Does An Information Security Department Really Do”? 

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A registration link is provided below.  CPE is free for members.  Non members may either attend for free (no CPE provided) or pay $25 and earn 2 CPE for attending this course.  You do not have to register to attend however it does help to ensure a proper room size and speedy receipt of CPE credit.  (feel free to invite others and one doesn’t need to be a CPA to attend nor a chapter member either)

What will Alex discuss?
Have you ever wondered what an Information Security Department really does? Do they really need to be that secretive about they do and what they know? Are they really that smart with all their acronyms and technical talk making them sound so important?

Whether you have worked with or audited an information security department before, come hear from an insider about what they do, how they think and what keeps them up at night. You will understand this by learning about a typical information security department and its various complexities. 

Our speaker, Alex Grohmann, CISSP, CISA, CIPT, CISM is an Independent Security Consultant who has worked with many organizations, obtaining various kinds of interesting insights and experience. He knows the pain of trying to keep one step ahead of being reported in the news.  

What you will learn (CPE objectives):
  • The basic tenants of information security 
  • The different reporting structures of a Chief Information Security Officer (security program) and the pros and cons of each
  • The common departments within an information security program and the typical functions of each
  • The challenges faced with protecting an organization’s data or business processes 
  • Why “cyber” is such an overused buzzword
  • The effectiveness of most organization’s security department to defend against threats and keep vital assets safe
For more information about this event and/or any of our events, please contact Gary Brooks at (703) 507-1072/ or Beth A. Berk at (301) 767-0670/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gary Brooks, CPA, CIA, CITP, CGMA, CGFM, CDFM-A & Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA
(Gary is President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the VSCPA and Beth is a Board Member)
Event Date:12-13-17
Event Time:05:00 PM - 06:45 PM
Location:Wells Fargo
1753 Pinnacle Drive
3rd Floor - Conference Center
McLean, VA 22102

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Contact Person:Gary Brooks
(phone: 703-507-1072)
Details:Eligible for 2 CPE. 
Please try to arrive a few minutes early
Free parking!

Alex’s bio: 

Alex Grohmann has over two decades of experience in information security, risk management and data privacy.  During his career, his security focus has been on financial services companies but he has also done significant work in the energy utility industry, state government and federal government and health care space. He is the founder and President of Sicher Consulting, LLC.  
Alex is very active in the information technology community in metro Washington DC area.  He served on the board of directors for Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Northern Virginia chapter for over eight years.  In 2015, he was the recipient of ISSA International “Honor Roll” for his lifetime contributions to the information security community.  He also served many years on the board of directors for the DC chapter of InfraGard and is a graduate of the FBI’s Citizens’ Academy. 
Mr. Grohmann serves on the advisory board of Northern Virginia Community College’s cyber security curriculum program, and is a mentor at MACH 37, the State of Virginia’s cyber security accelerator.
Alex holds industry certifications of CISSP, CISA, CISM and CIPT. He holds two bachelor degrees from Florida State University as well as an MBA from University of Maryland University College.


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