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Educational Event: How Encryption Made E-Commerce Possible PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 08:44

How Encryption Made E-Commerce Possible

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Speaker Biography: Dr. John Abela

John Abela holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computing from the University of Malta, an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Machine Learning also from Ph.D. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of ICT at the University of Malta and a member of the joint University of Malta - University of Oxford Astrophysics Research Group. Apart from his academic interests Dr Abela has been involved in the local ICT industry for 27 years. He is a director, and co-founder, of Ascent Software Limited, a director of Water Services Corporation and a director and deputy Chairman of ARMS Limited.

Event Details

Date: 14th November 2013

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Location: Radisson Blu Resort - St. Julian's

ISACA MALTA CHAPTER Members are invited to attend this educational event free of charge. They in turn, can be accompanied by a colleague / non-member to attend also free of charge (Bring-a-Collegue Initiative).



Notice of AGM 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 June 2013 08:40

Dear Members,

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ISACA Malta Chapter will be held on Tuesday 16 July 2013 at 6:00pm at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julians. The AGM will be followed by the Chapter’s Annual Networking Reception at 7:00pm, for which you will be receiving a separate invitation.

Attendance to the AGM is open only to current paid-up ISACA members and admission is free. In view of the importance of the Agenda as set out below, your attendance is highly solicited.

The Agenda for the AGM is as follows:

1)      Address by the President
2)      Report by the Secretary
3)      Report by the Treasurer
4)      Dissolution of the 2012/2013 Board
5)      Nominations and Election of the 2013/2014 Board
6)      Other Matters Arising

The procedures for the nominations and election have been set up by the 2013 Nominations & Election Committee, which is formed by Anthony Formosa (Chairman), Vladimiro Comodini and Gian Carlo Millo (Members). The procedures and nomination form can be downloaded from the following links: Election Procedures and Nomination Form.

The Nominations & Election Committee is inviting members to submit their nominations for the Chapter Board 2013/2014. The nominations may either be sent by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or handed to one of the members of the Nominations & Election Committee. Nominations will continue to be received until 48 hours prior to the AGM, i.e. by 6:00pm on Sunday 14 July 2013. In the event that you have sent in your nomination by email, please remember to bring the original document with you to the AGM and hand it to a member of the Nominations & Election Committee.

On behalf of the 2012/2013 Board, I would like to thank all those members who have offered their help and assistance throughout the past year.

Kind regards,

Gian Carlo Millo
Vice President & Secretary
ISACA Malta Chapter

Keeping the pace: IT risk challenges for Audit Committees (Joint event with Malta Forum for Internal Auditors) PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:03

Keeping the pace

IT Risk Challenges for Audit Committee


Audit committees have become a crucial element of public company governance.  While their primary focus has typically been on external financial reporting and auditor oversight, they typically also oversee internal risk management and internal audit functions.  With the increasing dependence on complex IT systems to support both financial reporting and business operations, audit committees need a good understanding of a company's IT systems, the major risks these represent to reporting and operations, and how effectively these are being managed.

This session aims to provide audit committee members and internal auditors with some practical insights and tools to provide effective IT governance by the audit committee.  The session will start by putting the audit committee within a company's broader IT governance context, to highlight and help clarify its scope and remit in relation to IT.  Using an illustrative system and typical core business process, the session will then explore how audit committees, by requesting standard IT information and reporting, and posing some key questions in relation to IT, can gain a good understanding of IT, and also assess and challenge the adequacy of related risk management.  Finally, some pointers and tools will be provided in relation to the audit committee’s key IT governance roles around external reporting, internal and external audit/assurance, and broader risk management, especially in environments characterised by significant IT change and complex sourcing arrangements.



Thursday  23rd May 2013
Registration opens at 14:00


Hilton Malta Hotel
Portomaso, St Julians

Educational Event: IT Risk Management – An Introduction PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 May 2013 16:58

IT Risk Management – An Introduction

IT has grown from humble beginnings to being the most powerful tool a business can use, squeezing its way even into the boardroom of most organisations.  Inevitably, if left unchecked IT risks will find their way into the business with dire consequences.  On the other hand, knowing and managing these risks will enable organisations to optimise IT resources and get more value from their IT investments.

This presentation will introduce basic concepts of generic risk management and IT risk management, why is risk management necessary and common practices to achieve best results.  The talk will also explore some of the more advanced topics such as risk analysis techniques, different data replication methods, and how to translate IT risks into their business equivalents, thus creating better communication channels between technical and non-technical personnel.

Speaker Biography: Mr. Mark Fenech

Mark Fenech started his professional career in 1996 as a C++ developer.  Along his early career years he progressed through various technical roles such as system and network administration and design, and today he is Disaster Recovery Manager with BOV.  Mark is also a member of various committees and workgroups within the same bank.  In the course of his career, Mark’s skills diverged from being purely technical to include other domains such as Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Risk Assessments and Analysis and Business Impact Analysis. Mark has a BSc is Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Malta and holds an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management.  He is also Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) from ISACA.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 16th March 2013  between 17:00 to 19:00


Location: Radisson Blu, St.Julians


ISACA MALTA CHAPTER Members are invited to attend this educational event free of charge. They in turn, can be accompanied by a colleague / non-member to attend also free of charge (Bring-a-Collegue Initiative).

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A Business Breakfast organised by the ISACA Malta Chapter on the 3rd of May 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 April 2013 07:55

Dramatically Improving Customer Service: A Case Study - Service Level Agreements, Organisational Change, and Supporting Technology


Friday 3rd May 2013
Registration opens at 8:30

Corinthia Hotel St George's Bay


Any organisation intent on capturing and retaining customers will find good practices to adapt and apply to their line of business. Service Level Agreements ? for IT services, and more generally, are regularly deployed by Banks, Telecoms companies, Utilities, Ports / Airports, as well as by Governments. Such organisations deploy IT metrics and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) to assure high service availability to citizens and customers, both existing and prospective service recipients. Service at its best is the best service marketing!

The goal of the session is to describe a CobiT-based approach to setting metrics using the case study of a Turkish Telco and how it implemented a set of Service Level Agreements (SLA's) and Operational Level Agreements (OLA's) that improved customer service. All this was achieved during a turbulent period of high growth.


08.30 - Registration,
09:00 - Breakfast
09.30 - ISACA Malta President welcomes Kaya Kazmirci, Past President, ISACA Istanbul Chapter
09.35 - Dramatically Improving Customer Service: a Case Study, by Kaya Kazmirci, BS CISA CISM CISSP

11.00 - Questions from the floor

Who Should Attend
The event will benefit the following roles and positions:

  • Chief Information Officers / Chief Technology Officers
  • Heads of IT
  • IT Service Managers
  • IT Assurance Managers
  • Service Quality Managers
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • IT Auditors & IT Governance Consultants
  • Audit Committee Members and Internal Auditors
  • Regulators

ISACA Members: €40
Non Members: €55

Relevant CPE credits are awarded


Speaker Biography

Kaya Kazmirci is presently developing mobile applications and offering security services. He was previously the Internal Audit Director for a  telecommunications operator in Turkey, and the Head of Procurement in three countries for Ericsson. Kaya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Sciences modified with Computer Science and Electronics from Dartmouth College. Kaya also holds the CISA, CISM and CISSP professional certifications

Kaya has over 30 years of experience in Business and Information Technology. His experience extends to restructuring the IT function and implementing audit methodologies in large banks and telecommunication operators. Kaya’s has performed extensive reviews of financial management systems including: banking, billing and charging (Telco), accounting and ERP (SAP & Oracle) systems. Kaya also provided technical, operational, organisational, security and theoretical advice to Internet and e-Commerce focused organisations. He is well versed in IT Frameworks and Standards, such as CobiT and the International Standard 27001 for Information Security Management, WebTrust, and Systrust. Kaya is a Past President of the ISACA Istanbul Chapter
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