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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 03:55

In the Spirit of ONE

In the spirit of ONE - Regarding Hurricane Harvey.pdf
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:19

EMERGENCY NUMBERS IF YOU NEED THEM

CITY OF HOUSTON EMERGENCY OPERATIONS

  • If you find yourself in a state of emergency CALL 911
  • if you can get thru contact HPD: 1-713-884-3131
  • Elderly Assistance: 211
  • Federal Disaster Assistance:
  • Office of Emergency Management 1-713-884-4500 or 311 
  • Coast Guard: 1-713-578-3000
  • CG Local Help Center: 1-281-464-4854
  • Resource for evacuees: Contact American Red Cross: 1-800-975-7585; 713-526-8300
  • Centerpoint Energy: 1-800-752-8036
  • Texas Attorney General: 1-800-621-0508

If you or your loved ones intend to file an Insurance Claim related to Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, Please consider doing so by THURSDAY AUGUST 31,2017.

Claims filed by Thursday will be subject to a new law passed this legislative session (House Bill 1774) that is more beneficial to insurance carriers in certain situations. 

As an ISACA member, you belong to a community of professionals that share mutual goals, interests, and commitments. Becoming involved with your local chapter will allow you to make valuable connections with peers, share knowledge and discover new opportunities in your profession

By Mandy Harris [Presented during our Monthly meeting - May 2017]
 
In recent years, companies have seen dramatic increases in the costs for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audits.  A significant portion of the cost is attributed to new requirements from the PCAOB, including the much more extensive procedures required for validating information produced by the entity (IPE).  With the cost of SOX compliance on the rise, organizations are struggling to find areas where they can cut costs or at least contain them. 
Sunday, 07 September 2014 00:00

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Harvey

Chapter Members and Visitors,

Welcome to our ISACA, Great Houston Chapter website!

We recently held our Annual General Meeting and one day gratis Security and Audit Conference July 21. We have not offered a gratis one day conference in a while, although all of our conferences are quite reasonable, and it was appreciated. As someone noted, “Free is always good!”

We had a good turnout, around 125, with approximately 85 staying to the final bell; it did help that we gave away several $100 certificates at the close of the day.

We had several folks who gave significantly of their time to both plan and serve our members and guests during the conference, and we will acknowledge them shortly on our website. However, one person I want to thank now is Mel McQueary, with HCC, who was able to help us rent the auditorium at their West Loop South Campus. We received many compliments on the space itself, and the location.

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What We Do

Our aim is to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the area. 

 We conduct chapter meetings the third Thursday of the month that typically includes a morning or afternoon training along with a luncheon meeting/training.  We also sponsor SIG group meetings on the same day.

Local seminars are held in the spring and fall that include topics of high relevance to our membership community. Certification training is scheduled before each ISACA exam date based on interest level. 

We partner with other organizations to provide additional educational opportunities for our greater Houston area membership. Please visit our chapter EVENTS page frequently for the latest educational and networking opportunities.

 

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