ISACA holds 7th IT Audit, Information Security and Risks Insights Conference 2018
The Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Domelevo has observed it is crucial for businesses to perceive data protection as a gateway issue for trust in the digital economy.
He also stressed the need for various dialogue concerning data protection and privacy in the country be taken with utmost attention owing to its importance, while making reference to the current massive digitization agenda being rolled out by government.
Mr. Domelevo made this observation speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th edition of the “IT Audit, Information Security and Risks Insights” Conference organized by the ISACA Accra Chapter in Accra on last Thursday July 26, 2018.
Dubbed the“7th IT Audit, Information Security and Risks Insights Conference” is a 2-day workshop focused on equipping IT professionals and experts with knowledge on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Information Security and Risks, IT Audit among others which was under the theme Identity & Data Protection Risks in a Highly Digitized World
These 2-day conference which witnessed an intense hands-on sessions brought together over 140 participants made up of the best brain subject matter experts and guru’s in Information Security, IT Audit, Risk Management, Cyber Security, Data Protection, IT Governance and Ethical Hacking all drawn from prestigious organizations across the globe who converged at the plush Kempinski Hotel in Accra from 26th – 27th July, 2018.
The participants were drawn various organizations in the country including the Telco’s, Banks, Insurance Companies Audit firms, General Services offices; Ministry of Health, National Health Insurance Service among others.
Delivering his opening remark, Auditor-General, Mr Daniel Domelevo lauded ISACA Accra Chapter for its steadfastness in organizing this particular conference for the past seven years without ceasing.
“I would like to congratulate the ISACA Accra Chapter for persistently organizing these very important conferences which I hope ultimately go a long way in steering organizations in the use and protection of information assets”
“Technology has evolved and has become increasingly more complex that auditors, privacy and security professionals are required to possess a myriad of relevant skillset to match the current demands in the industry” he stressed.
He averred that the workshop is a kind that would bring up to speed IT experts on Information Security, IT Audit, Risk Management, Cyber Security and Data Protection among others “so we can ensure that data is well protected because of the big data disruptive technology and block chain technology changes on the IT field which is making it difficult for us to feel safe because we don’t know when somebody is accessing our data and what not”.
Speaking in an interview, the Accra Chapter President of ISACA, Mr. Carl Sackey maintained ISACA offers practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems.
He said through its comprehensive guidance and services, “ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security and audit and assurance professionals worldwide.”
When asked what would be his expectation for the conference, he said “We expect people to go forward and impact their organization with what they’ve learnt but beyond that we also take feedback from stakeholders regarding what their issues and address their challenges accordingly”.
The ISACA Accra Chapter was formed to provide educational opportunities to IT professionals in the area and to ensure that best practice regulatory policies in information security compliance and IT audit are mainstreamed in the Ghanaian business environment.
The Accra chapter was formed by IT and Audit professionals in Accra, Ghana, as part of the global network of more than 100,000 professionals in 180 countries. The Accra Chapter is ISACA’s 184th chapter worldwide.
It offers educational and professional opportunities which include; exam preparation courses for ISACA’s various certifications, participation in major continental conferences, opportunities to earn continuing professional education (CPE) credits and networking opportunities with peers and experts among others.
By Joseph Kobla Wemakor/Ghananewsone.com