Dr Vilius Benetis, CEO of NRD CS, CISA, CRISC held a workshop on Cybersecurity Fundamentals and a presentation on Cybersecurity Skills at ISACA's EuroCACS conference taking place 30 May-1 June 2016 in Dublin, Ireland.

In his presentation, titled "Cybersecurity Skills Audit", Dr Benetis discussed the application of US and EU cybersecurity skills, job profiles and e-competences models to internal and external audits, recommended remediation actions for cybersecurity workforce problems, and shared his insights on connecting cybersecurity tasks with skills.

In addition, he held a pre-conference workshop to help attendees prepare for the CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam. The workshop covered four key areas of cybersecurity: cybersecurity architecture principles, security of networks, systems, applications and data, incident response and security implications of the adoption of emerging technologies.

"Cyber security is rapidly evolving and spreading to impact every sector of global commerce and technology. As a result, it is more and more crucial that professionals involved in almost all areas of information systems understand the central concepts that frame and define this increasingly pervasive field. The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Workshop is ideal for information systems professionals wishing to advance their knowledge in or transfer to cyber security, and for recent college/university graduates looking to start a career in this in-demand, fiercely competitive field," said Dr Benetis.

ISACA, a global association serving IT audit, risk, governance and cybersecurity professionals, will offer more than 50 sessions in five tracks for the European Computer Audit, Control and Security (EuroCACS) Conference:

• IS Audit & Assurance
• Security/Cybersecurity
• Governance, Risk & Compliance
• Data Governance
• Industry Trends & Insights

Session topics include governance innovation and compliance, auditing's impact on cybersecurity, shadow IT, big data, encryption, payment data security, emerging technologies, best practices in auditing, and career development. Sessions focused on Connecting Women Leaders in Technology also will be offered.

EuroCACS attendees will hear from the following renowned keynote speakers:
• David Rowan, editor-in-chief of WIRED UK and authority on innovation, technology and future trends
• Mark Stevenson, author of the best-selling An Optimist's Tour of the Future, which is a journey through the world of future technology

Pre- and post-conference workshops will offer hands-on training on audit tools and techniques, and COBIT 5, including an opportunity to take the exam to earn the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate. Additionally, a cybersecurity workshop will help attendees prepare for the CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate exam.

Attendees can earn up to 39 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. Additional details can be found at www.isaca.org/eucacs2016.

ISACA (isaca.org) helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.

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