February 13, 2008

From the President


Hello All!!!

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

Our meeting for this month will be on Wed Feb 13th  from 7:30am to 9:00am.  Please RSVP by Tues February 12th  to secure your reservation.

If you are in need of CPE please be sure to review the “Need CPE Opportunities” at the bottom of this email. 

If you have not renewed your membership please do so as soon as possible.  You can do it online at www.isaca.org logon and click on renew.

If you know anyone who might be interested or if you yourself would be interested in speaking we welcome the opportunity to learn.   Remember you do get CPE for presenting.  Also, if you have ideas for meeting topics please feel free to contact me with your ideas.  Your help would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you and hope to see you there!

Susan Ross
434-5780 \ 818-7092


Meeting Details


CPE:  1





Wednesday, February 13th , 2007

" Reducing the Cost of Compliance"





The Crescent Club

7:30am - 8:00 am  -Breakfast/Chapter  Business

6075 Poplar Ave.

8:00 am - 9:00 am  - Speaker

Memphis, TN






$15.00  members

Matt Mereck, Manager Enterprise Compliance PMO FedEx

$20.00 non-members



About the Topic


"Reducing the Cost of Compliance" Overview

In past years organizations have primarily focused on the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act of 2002.  Following four years of learning how to effectively manage SOX 404, organizations are currently looking to streamline their compliance programs since they are now forced to focus on additional legislation and industry best practices. These practices include the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Presently, companies are launching new initiatives to integrate these compliance efforts under one program.  By doing so organizations will achieve the following objectives:


  • Protect the brand
  • Reduce on-going costs associated with IT compliance activities while managing risk associated with Data and Technology
  • Promote standardization and consistency for adopting common IT operating processes and controls


Complying with Information Security regulations and best practices is not a one time event like what we experienced with Y2K.  Compliance is now a fixed cost of doing business within the global economy. 


About the Speaker

Matt Marek – Enterprise Compliance PMO Manager


As a Manager of the Enterprise Compliance Program within the Information Security department at FedEx, Matt Marek is responsible for ensuring FedEx is compliant with SOX 404, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). 


Previously, Matt was responsible for project management of desktop and server management, firewall architecture and remote access within the Information Security organization.


Matt holds a master’s degree in Project Management from Colorado Technical University and a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Memphis.  He is also PMP and Security + certified.


Additional Information



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Next Meeting


March 12th


Need CPE Opportunities?


ISACA International will be hosting an e-Symposium.  To increase awareness of this event, please post the attached banner ad to your chapter web site and link it to www.isaca.e-symposium.com.  Please note that individuals can earn three (3) CPE credits for participating in the e-Symposium.