2017 ISACA Boise Ethics Seminar

Date:            Thursday, December 7, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

CPEs:           2 ethics-related CPE hours


  • $35 members and sisters organizations
  • $50 nonmembers
  • $20 retired members and students

Location:     Idaho Power Company, 1221 W Idaho St, Boise ID

The broad topic of ethics will be addressed and presented from a situational point of view.

Well-defined values make decisions tougher

  • Is it right to provide our children with the best educational opportunities – and right to prevent increasing state and local taxes to do so?
  • Is it right to honor a woman’s right to make decisions affecting her body and right to protect the lives of the unborn?
  • Is it right to refrain from meddling in the affairs of sovereign nations – and right to help protect the undefended in warring regions where they are subject to slaughter?
  • It is right to bench the star quarterback caught drinking the night before the championship game – and right to field the best team possible?
  • Is it right to resist the importation of products made in developing nations to the detriment of the environment – and right to provide jobs, even at low wages, for citizens of those nations?

Compare Right versus Wrong situations with Right versus Right

Right versus Right dilemmas are compounded by the situational nature

As professionals, we have firmly established beliefs based upon core values developed from family, culture, religion, environment, and education. However, applying those beliefs can be rather inconsistent depending upon the ethical situation confronted. This seminar will present situations where the difficult choice of right versus right is encountered in four situational dilemmas:

  • Truth versus loyalty
  • Individual versus community
  • Short-term versus long-term
  • Justice versus mercy


John Bernardo is the Sustainability Strategist for Idaho Power Company. He identifies and implements sustainability initiatives into the company culture, oversees reporting to national, international and investment-based organizations, promotes (CSR) Corporate Social Responsibility internally and externally, and manages the production of the annual sustainability report.

He holds two degrees from The Pennsylvania State University (Environmental Resource Management and Biology) and a Masters of Education in Science Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

John is also Executive in Residence at the Boise State University College of Business and Economics and teaches a class on Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. He is an avid mountain biker, an archery enthusiast, and once he even got to play “The Puzzle” on NPR with Will Shortz

November 15, 2017 CPE Luncheon

Topic: Cover your SaaS – how to negotiate technology contracts in the Cloud Age.

Join us for this presentation by Todd Baker

Time and Location: November 15th, at Boise Plaza, 1111 West Jefferson @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

Todd Baker is a technology and business lawyer focused on contracting and regulatory compliance for tech startups and healthcare providers. His experience in the IT industry as an engineer and entrepreneur, combined with a top-notch legal education and experience at one of the nation’s top-ranked technology law firms, give Todd the ability to identify and skillfully address the legal issues facing these two industries.

October 18, 2017 CPE Luncheon

Topic: Blackhat & DEF CON

Join us for this presentation by Joseph Skeen, Security Architect for Scentsy Inc.

Date & Time:  October 18th from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

NEW Location for October: Albertsons HQ, 250 E Parkcenter Blvd

Presentation Summary:  Joe will present a synopsis of “Hacker Summer Camp” otherwise known as Blackhat and DEF CON. He will discuss the trends, topics and the history of the most notorious “hacker” gathering. Blackhat and DEF CON are known for foreshadowing the next generation of threat trends and attacks. If you were not able to attend, Joe will summarize the two events into a 40-minute presentation.

Joe Skeen is 2-parts geek and 1-part thought leader that is captivated with Cybersecurity and Technology. He is currently a Security Architect for Scentsy Inc. His prior roles include Manager of IT Security Operations for Blue Cross and Director of IT for Primary Health. Joe has accumulated a wealth of semi-useful information about IT Security and Infrastructure over his 27 years in technology.

September 20, 2017 CPE Luncheon

Topic: GDPR/Data Privacy

Join us for this presentation by Michael Siegrist, RSA

Time and Location: September 20th, at Boise Plaza, 1111 West Jefferson @ 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

There will be no cost for this month’s CPE Event!

Presentation Summary: 

Michael Siegrist is a seasoned Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) veteran specializing in industries including Retail, Manufacturing and Technology. He began his career as an attorney representing multinational corporations in the areas of labor, employment and international law and regulatory compliance. About eight years ago he transitioned from traditional law practice to working with global corporations to help them leverage software to build compliance programs for regulatory reporting and risk management. Recently, he has held senior positions at companies such as LRN, LockPath and MetricStream developing enterprise solutions in areas such as IT Risk and IT Compliance, Environmental Sustainability, Ethics, Data Privacy, and Anti-Corruption Compliance.

Michael has a BGS in Economics and Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas. He resides in Dallas, Texas with this wife Tiffany, two sons and his hound, Shakey.

INTERFACE Boise 2017

The Boise ISACA chapter will again have a booth at the INTERFACE conference to be held on Sept. 14 at the Boise Centre.  Board members will man the booth to provide attendees information on the organization, its benefits and offered certifications.

If you plan to attend INTERFACE this year, please remember to register using the below link exclusive to the Boise ISACA Chapter.


Conference Details

INTERFACE Boise – Sep 14, 2017

F2F Events, Inc. (F2F) produces CPE-accredited educational conferences for IT professionals focusing on the latest developments in information security, IT infrastructure and communications. F2F’s INTERFACE conference series is dedicated to providing both attending delegates and sponsors a strong return on their investment of time and resources.

As a key-influencer on the evaluation of IT solutions, INTERFACE was developed for you. An educational symposium addressing today’s most critical IT challenges:

  • Business Continuance & Recovery
  • Network & Data Security
  • Enterprise Communications

With a “by invitation-only” format, cutting-edge content, interactive labs & exhibits, and other complimentary delegate benefits (coffee, lunch, cocktails; etc.) INTERFACE has earned the reputation as “THE technology conference” for IT professionals across the country.

Included in your INTERFACE Experience:

  • 20 Educational Seminars
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Lunch Buffet
  • 55 Vendor Exhibits
  • Hosted Reception