October 2020 IIBA Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter Newsletter Print

Monthly Chapter Meeting


Cybersecurity: Risk is the New Currency

Presented by Terry Baresh

Join us for a professional development evening on Thursday, October 8th, when our guest speaker, Terry Baresh, CBAP®, a long-standing member of the Chapter, will deliver an exciting and interactive presentation and exercise on Cybersecurity: Risk is the New Currency.  In this presentation, Terry will cover the role of the business analyst working in cybersecurity using a specific use case. 

The role of a business analyst working in cybersecurity is to identify and document the known risks associated with a cybersecurity initiative, and to tie that risk to the company's risk appetite, their security and information protection policies, and to a cybersecurity framework, and to demonstrate measurable business value.

Attendees will learn:

  • Foundational knowledge of cybersecurity terms and practices
  • An awareness of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the core elements
  • Basic understanding of risk management applied to cybersecurity practice
  • An opportunity to create a simple risk register
  • Demonstration on how cybersecurity practices bring value to business

About Terry Baresh, CBAP® … Terry is a veteran business analyst with over twelve years of comprehensive experience in software design, development, quality assurance and testing.  Versed in all aspects of systems design life cycle (SDLC) methodologies, Agile, waterfall and product life-cycle management, with a proven track record of managing complex projects in fast-paced, dynamic, and diverse environments.  Working at Xcel Energy, Terry collaborated with cybersecurity experts, architects, and analysts to design, deploy and integrate enterprise-wide security processes that exceeded regulatory requirements.

Note:  All registrations end at 12 PM the day of the meeting. 

Location: Virtual - GoToWebinar.


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Membership Rate Cut

IIBA® MSP Chapter Announces Membership Rate Cut!

You can join the IIBA® MSP Chapter, or renew your current annual membership, at the new annual rate of $33 – a 33% rate discount.  (You must be a member in good standing with Global IIBA®.)


  • FREE local chapter virtual meetings (regular price $10 each) for the Minneapolis | St. Paul Chapter
  • Discounted price for the IIBA® MSP Professional Development Day 
  • FREE Members Only Content (Presentations, Samples & more) on iibamsp.org
  • FREE copy of BABOK
  • Exclusive to IIBA® Members! Digital Online Library of more than 11,000+ professional development books on business analysis and related topics and leadership solution videos at iiba.org
  • Discounted fee for certification exams at iiba.org

Email [email protected] for more information.

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2021 IIBA MSP Professional Development Day (PDD)

Join your peers at this year’s IIBA® PDD which will feature Paula Bell, CBAP®, as a Keynote Speaker.  Paula will bring you a first-rate presentation on how Business Analysts are very much like detectives: “Uncover the Mysteries - Investigate Like a Detective”



As an added value to your day, Delvin Fletcher, CEO & President of Global IIBA® and Heather Mylan-Mains, CBAP®, CSM – Global IIBA® Board of Directors, will join our outstanding lineup of PDD speakers.  You will learn new and innovative ideas, methodologies, and solutions to succeed as a Business Analyst.  Whether you practice agile, waterfall, or hybrid methodologies, this conference is for you! 

Learning topics:

  • Performance Boosters
  • Pit Crew Teamwork
  • Racing with Agility
  • Building Speed to Win

Registrants for PDD 2020 are automatically registered for the Tuesday, April 20, 2021 event. 

Please visit iibamsp.org for more information, or email [email protected] with questions. 


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