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Mike Shultz of Cybernance Will Examine Cybersecurity Risk Audits at ISACA’s North America CACS 2018 Conference

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (April 10, 2018)—Mike Shultz will discuss why organizations have to consider cybersecurity governance as part of their overall cybersecurity strategy at ISACA’s North America CACS Conference, taking place 30 April-2 May 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

IT audit, risk, cybersecurity and governance professionals from across the continent will gather at the Chicago Hilton to examine the transformational role they play in their organizations. Attendees will learn solutions and strategies, including how assurance, risk, governance and security professionals can advance their careers and impact their enterprises.

In Mr. Shultz’s presentation, titled “Beyond the Audit:  NIST in Action,” Shultz will discuss internal controls using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, how to determine your maturity gaps, and how to automate the process to establish a cybersecurity improvement program across the organization.

“The three pillars of cybersecurity are technology, governance and cyber insurance. The first two are utilized to prevent using the third one, says Mike Shultz Cybernance’s CEO. “ As good as the technology pillar is, 70% of all breaches are a failure of cyber governance which means policy, people and process.  Organizations that do not apply the NIST Cybersecurity Framework are doomed to fail.”

This year’s event offers more than 70 sessions in tracks covering:

  • Big Data, Data Analytics & Visualization
  • IT Operations for Auditors
  • Risk Management
  • Security/Cybersecurity
  • IS Audit and Assurance
  • IT Leadership: Career and Communications Development
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Industry Trends & Insights

Session topics include innovating audits with data analytics, preparing for emerging risk, cyber security across the organization, privacy by design, and exploring technology like blockchain, cryptocurrency, machine learning, and the cloud.

Keynote speaker Erik Wahl, internationally known artist and best-selling author, will inspire attendees with his presentation “The Spark and the Grind: The Discipline of Creativity.” Keynote speaker Shara Evans is a futurist who uses her engineering background, paired with an understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies, to provide strategic insights for business.

Attendees will also be able to gain more education at pre-conference workshops, which include four two-day workshops (COBIT 5 Foundation, Cybersecurity Fundamentals, a CISA Cram Course, and Develop and Implement a Risk Management Process) and three one-day workshops (Cybersecurity for Auditors, Leveraging Data Analytics in Internal Audit, and PCI Data Security Standard). COBIT 5 Foundation attendees will have the opportunity to take the COBIT 5 Foundation exam at the conference following the workshop and a study session. In 2017, the pass rate for workshop attendees who took the exam at the conference was 100 percent.

Attendees of North America CACS can earn up to 39 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Additional details, registration and venue information can be found at

About Cybernance Corporation
Cybernance is the cyber risk governance platform that regulated industries, public companies, and government agencies rely on to effectively oversee and manage cyber risk. Based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Cybernance Platform is an internal control system that provides deep visibility into the people, processes, and policies within an entire organization so business and agency leaders can easily mitigate and document all cyber risks. With Cybernance, departments work seamlessly together in an online platform that provides company-wide risk reporting through dashboards and a proprietary risk scoring system that gives executives and board members peace of mind and third party liability protection in the event of cyber terrorist activity. In 2017, Cybernance received the SAFETY Act designation from the Department of Homeland Security, which provides customers the highest form of risk and liability protection from third-party action in the event of a cyber-criminal data breach. Visit for more information, and follow Cybernance on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Nearing its 50th year, ISACA® ( is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Technology powers today’s world and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.



Karen Shultz, +1.512.294.3004, [email protected]

Michelle Micor, +1.847.385.7217, [email protected]
Kristine O’Sullivan, +1.847.660.5766, [email protected]

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