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​Member Benefits for Training and Events

The IIA offers numerous benefits for members:
  • Members-only rates on conferences, seminars, and executive development through Vision University can save you hundreds of dollars.
  • Exclusive monthly Members-only Webinars are part of your core membership benefits and provide you with CPE units without ever leaving your desk or paying additional fees.
  • Members-only rates for other specialty webinars and self-study courses provide easy access to advance your knowledge from the convenience of your own desktop.

 Events in This Chapter

12/18/2017 - 12/20/2017

Armed with motive and skill, hackers and internal bad actors continue to release more sophisticated exploits taking advantage of opportunities “weaknesses” in our environments. Tomorrow’s auditor needs to know more than just the terms and concepts regarding cybersecurity. They need to understand what controls are needed, where the controls should be positioned and how to perform substantive tests to assess the controls reasonable effectiveness specifically related to cybersecurity.

  1. What is Cybersecurity
    • cybersecurity basics including its connection with information security and data privacy
    • ITGC–where it fits
    • trends in cybercrime, analysis and technology (preventing, detecting, eradicating and disclosing)
      • malware
      • spyware / adware
      • ransomware
      • wiper
      • account hijacking
    • overview of frameworks, Standards and guidelines including NIST cybersecurity framework, CIS/SANS, OWASP, cloud alliance and several related NIST 800 Series Guidelines
  2. How Hackers Attack
    • physical and logical security
    • logs
    • email
    • IoT
  3. Cyber Law and Ethics
  4. Cyber Insurance Fundamentals
  5. Contract Basics
    • critical contract components
    • data considerations
      • at inception
      • at rest
      • in transit
      • at end of life “data destruction”
      • at contract termination
    • SSAE18 SOC1 & SOC2+
  6. The OSI Model
  7. Asset and Configuration Management
  8. Application Protections
    • least privilege
    • federated security
    • single sign-on
    • identity management & role based access
    • application
    • database
    • operating system
    • internal network
    • perimeter network
    • backup and restoral (in-house, cloud)
  9. Cybersecurity Prevention 101: What Can Companies Do to Rreduce the Impact of a Cyber Attack
    • tools to detect and stop hackers
      • dormant account monitoring
      • DLP, IDS, IPS, LDAP, Exchange
      • mobile management
      • port, protocol and services monitoring
      • vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
        • scans (hardware, software, traffic)
        • process
        • social engineering
      • corrective controls: incident management, BCP, DR
  10. Investigation Techniques
    • rules of evident collection
    • introduction to developing queries
  11. Other Critical Processes
    • patch management
    • threat analysis
    • cybersecurity risk assessment
  12. Developing a Cyber Awareness Program
  13. The Auditors Role in Cyber Defense
  14. Scoping and Auditing Cybersecurity

Speaker Bio

Shawna Flanders is MISTI’s Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation.

Her passion rests firmly on three pillars: 1. Enriching companies in building and improving their strategies, programs and underlying processes (primarily within technology, Technology Internal Audit, IT GRC, Technology Related Risk Management, Information Security, BCP/DR, Project Management and Process Reengineering); 2. Mentoring individuals: both in the topics above as well as aiding in their quest for ISACA certifications; 3. Enhancing and developing curriculum and other publications to improve the profession.

With nearly 29 years of experience in the financial services sector, Shawna brings her real world experience to every engagement. Shawna has completed certificate programs in Risk Management from Kaplan University and Six Sigma Green & Lean/Black Belt from Villanova University, and has earned the Life Operations Management Association – Associate of Customer Service designation as well as holding certifications in CRISC, CISM, CISA and CSSGB.

Shawna teaches several MISTI seminars. She designs her own course content and also has contributed and/or reviewed multiple publications including ISACA CRISC and CISM Review Manuals; Risk IT and COBIT® 5 for Risk. She has also participated in development of the Risk Management and Assurance ISACA Training Week courses.


The San Antonio Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors has a long history of providing quality continuing professional education to its members. That tradition continues with our 4th Annual Conference to be held Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort.

The 2017 annual conference continued to grow with over 340 IIA members and Audit professionals from San Antonio and the surrounding areas in attendance (an increase of almost 20% from the previous year). We have secured space to accommodate 400 attendees as we continue to increase the quality and attendance of the conference.

The conference program will include three keynote general sessions and various concurrent sessions covering topics related to fraud, information technology auditing/emerging risks, core Internal Audit, and management development. The event will provide 8 CPE hours and will include a welcome breakfast, luncheon, networking breaks in the morning and afternoon, and a post-Conference networking reception.

The La Cantera Hill country Resort has a spacious exhibitor area positioned with open access to the attendees as they transition between the Conference sessions and where they will enjoy breakfast and several networking breaks. Sponsors will receive direct exposure to members of one of the largest IIA Chapters in the country – consisting of over 800 individuals from over 150 organizations.

We invite your organization to participate as a 2018 Conference sponsor for what is considered the marquee conference event for the San Antonio IIA Chapter. This guide outlines general information on sponsorship, the related benefits, as well as, important information about exhibit space and related materials. Please note that exhibitor space assignment priority is based on the date of payment receipt by sponsorship level.

We are available to answer any questions you may have. Remember that by committing early to be a sponsor you will maximize your exposure in our pre-Conference promotion activities.

We look forward to partnering with you to make this event a great success for all involved!

2018 Conference Chair Cecilia Velasquez SAWS 210-233-3117


The San Antonio IIA is actively planning our 4th Annual 'I Heart Audit' Conference! As in years past, you can expect a selection of high quality audit training from three dynamic keynote speakers and 12 concurrent session speakers that you don't want to miss.

This year's conference will be held on February 28, 2018 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort.

Keynote Speakers
  • J. Michael Peppers, Chief Audit Executive, University of Texas System (Serving as the Chairman of the Global Board of the IIA)
  • Dr. Kevin Snyder, Motivational Speaker and Author
  • Raven Catlin, Global Speaker and Instructor
Conference Details
  • 3 keynote general sessions
  • 12 breakout sessions across 4 tracks (Fraud, IT Audit, Auditing Techniques, and IA Leadership & Communication)
  • 8 hours of CPE
  • Breakfast, lunch, and a post-conference networking reception
  • Conference mobile website for easy access to session information and presentations