School of Management News
Dec 01 2010
Professional Enrichment Seminar: ISACA Meeting

The NY Chapter of ISACA is pleased to announce our last membership meeting of the year to be held at the New York Institute of Technology's Columbus Circle Campus on December 3, 2010.


In addition to Chapter updates and upcoming activities, you won't want to miss a special presentation on Best Practices and Lessons Learned from 100+ IT GRC Implementations by Mr. Vivek Shivananda, President and CEO of Rsam. (


Date:  Friday, December 3, 2010

5:30 PM - Registration

6:00 PM - Welcome and Chapter Updates

6:20 PM -  Vivek Shivananda presents " Best Practices and Lessons Learned from 100+ IT GRC Implementations"



New York Institute of Technology Manhattan Campus

16 W. 61st Street

11th Floor Auditorium

New York, NY 10023


Cost:  Members - FREE (Members may also register one Guest for FREE) Students & Faculty - FREE Non-Members - $25.00


Note: Space is very LIMITED so please let us know if you need to cancel your registration (for ISACA members).


Presentation Summary: "Best Practices & Lessons Learned from 100+ IT GRC Implementations"


This presentation will explore the best practices and lessons learned from implementing an IT GRC program with focus on the following:

- Practical Risk Assessment & Compliance Management Methodologies:

   * Differences between taking a Business-Criticality vs. a Threat-Based approach

   * Top-Down vs. Bottom Up approach

· Type of control frameworks, when to adopt which framework

- Key Metrics & Reporting

   * Key Considerations for Selecting a Risk Scoring System

- Common & Sustainable IT-GRC Processes

   * Building an IT GRC program based on available resources

- Example IT-GRC Implementation


About the Speaker


Vivek Shivananda is the President and CEO of Rsam ( and a member of our NY Metropolitan ISACA Chapter.  Prior to founding the Rsam, Mr. Shivananda was the COO of eB Networks (an information security & network infrastructure consulting services firm) where he successfully grew the business and eventually sold it to Inrange Technologies in 2001. Prior to eB Networks, Mr. Shivananda held several management and consulting positions at Cap Gemini.


Mr. Shivananda is a CISSP, and holds a Bachelor & Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, and a MBA from The Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.  Mr. Shivananda has presented at the Secure 360 and CSI Annual Conferences.

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