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ISACA Conference in New Delhi Will Examine the Threats Keeping IT Professionals Up at Night

IT professionals face many daunting challenges, from thwarting cybercrime to ensuring mobile device security. ISACA’s two-day Asia-Pacific Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS)/Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) conference in New Delhi, India, on 14-15 September 2012, will bring together global experts to help enterprises face the latest threats that keep them up at night.

Asia-Pacific CACS/ISRM offers three unique tracks with more than 20 sessions featuring industry leaders and officials who understand today's information security and IT governance challenges.

Special keynote addresses include an industry panel discussion with invited representatives from the Comptroller and Audit General Office, Cert-IN and the National e-Governance Division (NEGD) and a presentation by J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, President and CEO International Association of Privacy Professionals.

On this occasion Mr. Niraj Kapasi, Chair of the ISACA India Task Force, says, “Risk managers and security experts need to be aware that information risk does not just come from servers that you have in a data center or your office operations, but also from the people you employ and contract. They can be in your office or work remotely, which also includes customers, employees or contractors for outsourced services. Information security losses can result from internal employees, industrial surveillance by competitors, hackers, organized crime and even foreign governments.”

Mr. Kapasi added, “Better information security and risk management will help decrease the number of losses and will help give the organization a culture of security, which is of critical importance.”

Mr. A.Rafeq, Past Member, COBIT 5 Task Force, said: “This is the first time the Asia-Pacific CACS conference has featured a separate track on COBIT. This offers a great opportunity for participants to learn from COBIT experts on how to use COBIT 5: the business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT to add value to their enterprises.”

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Eminent speakers at the conference include:

  • Mr. Deepak Rout, CISM, CRISC, chief security officer at Microsoft (India)
  • Mr. John Ho Chi, CISA, CISM, CRISC, international vice president of ISACA and a partner in the IT risk and assurance practice of Ernst & Young in Singapore
  • Mr. Robert Stroud, CGEIT, CRISC, a vice president at CA Technologies and member of ISACA’s Strategic Advisory Council
  • Mr. Malita Barkataki, CISA, manager with Ernst & Young’s Advisory Services Practice
  • Mr. A.Rafeq, FCA, CISA, CCSA, CGEIT, Past Member, COBIT 5 Task Force and Managing Director, Wincer Infotech Limited.
  • Mr. Avinash Kadam, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, a past international vice president of ISACA and advisor to the ISACA India Task Force
  • Mr. Ashutosh Kapse, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, who leads the consulting services division at Southern Cross Computer Systems
  • Mr. Vittal Raj, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, member of ISACA’s India Task Force and an assurance and management consulting expert and trainer

To register for the conference, visit

IT professionals in India can also visit ISACA’s new India-specific online community at, where they can post discussions and review Securing Sensitive Personal Data or Information: Using COBIT 5 for India’s IT Act (click on Documents and Publications).


Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA ( has 100,000 constituents in 180 countries. ISACA publishes COBIT and attests IT skills and knowledge through the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications.

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