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Madoff Whistleblower to Speak at ISACA's North America CACS Conference
[January 16, 2014]

Madoff Whistleblower to Speak at ISACA's North America CACS Conference

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. --(Business Wire)--

Harry Markopolos, Bernie Madoff whistleblower, author of No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller and subject of the documentary Chasing Madoff will share his insights on the largest fraud case in U.S. history, at ISACA's North America Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, taking place 28-30 April 2014. In his presentation, titled "How Did One Man Lose $65 Billion? The Signs, the Red Flags and How to Make Sure That It Never Happens Again," Markopolos will share details of his nearly nine-year investigation, along with audit steps and prevention and detection tips that can protect the enterprise and consumers.

"Control systems at every level failed for every company involved in the Madoff case. Intelligent people with impressive credentials were fooled because they didn't retain their professional skepticism," said Markopolos. "Madoff easily bypassed controls through a series of rather simple human engineering techniques. I look forward to sharing techniques at ISACA's CACS conference that can help prevent such fraud."

Markopolos is one of more than 70 speakers who will convene at North America CACS to examine advancements in information systems (IS) assurance, risk and security.

Joining him is astronaut Mike Mullane, inductee to the International Space Hall of Fame, who will use NASA video and inside stories to discuss how to achieve a pathway to team excellence.

The 2014 North America CACS conference is hosted by ISACA-a nonprofit global association serving more than 110,000 IT governance, assurance, risk and security professionals. Themed "Today's Connections, Tomorrow's Solutions," the conference will feature lectures, panels and facilitated discussions led by presenters and workshop leaders. Steered by audience interaction, industry leaders will share strategic and organizational approaches to IT from the business perspective and examine how legislation andindustry mandates impact the future of IT security and cyberspace. Session speakers from organizations such as CA (News - Alert) Technologies, Microsoft, the PCI Security Council, Viacom, the Big 4 accounting firms and government agencies, will share their perspectives in educational tracks focused on:

  • Assurance
  • Audit Strategies, Tactics and Techniques
  • Compliance
  • Governance
  • Risk
  • Security
  • Forums/Megatrends

Pre- and post-conference workshops will offer in-depth education on critical issues such as:

  • Applied Data Analysis in IS Audit
  • Prevention, Detection and Recovery from Cyberattacks
  • Security and Audit of Mobile Technologies
  • Using Privacy Principles within Business

COBIT 5 Foundation Course and COBIT 5 for Assurance workshops will also be offered.

"CACS represents the complete conference experience: an opportunity not only to hear from experts in our field, but also to build your network and reconnect with former colleagues," said Conference Chair Charlie Blanchard, CISA, CISM, CRISC. "Whether you are looking for industry insight or new tools and techniques, CACS gives you the skills you need to bring value to your company."

Attendees can earn up to 39 continuing professional education hours. Early-bird registration (by 3 March) offers a $200 savings. Additional details are at


With 110,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA® ( helps business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to information and technology. Founded in 1969, ISACA is a global association for professionals involved in information and cyber security, assurance, risk management and governance. ISACA advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications. It also developed and continually updates COBIT®, a business framework for governing and managing information and technology.

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