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June 2014
Bivium President featured on AuditChannel.tv.

Mr. Venczel has been invited to speak to AuditChannel.tv viewers about various ways internal auditors can help control cybersecurity risks in their organizations. Click here to see the video. Also, please refer to the Bivium Blog for more information.


February 2013
Bivium President to speak at the IIA/ISACA joint Conference.

Mr. Venczel has been invited to speak at the IIA/ISACA joint GRC Conference scheduled for August 19-21, 2013 at the Biltmore Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona.


Bivium wins a federal government contract with a new client.

Bivium has signed a contract with a new client to develop the main elements of a Request for Proposal for an Audit of Information Management: 1) A Statement of Work that includes the proposed audit objectives, scope, fundamental approach, as well as key deliverables from the engagement; 2) An Evaluation Criteria for the selection of the consultant/ firm to perform the audit; and, 3) Preliminary estimates regarding level of effort/budget and timetable.


Bivium wins a new federal government contract with an existing client.

Bivium has signed a contract with one of its existing clients to assess if Core Management Controls related to Procurement and the Management of Casual Employees, Performance Pay and Pay Administration are operating effectively.


December 2012
Bivium President to teach CIA examp prep courses at Carleton University.

Mr. Venczel, a qualified IIA CIA Learning System™ Instructor, will be teaching the CIA Exam Prep Course at Carleton University, as part of the Sprott Professional Programs.


June 2012
Bivium and its partners win a new federal government contract.

Bivium and its partners win a new contract to assess the client's compliance with the Policy on the Management of Information Technology and the Government Security Policy, focusing on IT Security aspects and requirements, and to seek assurance that efforts made to manage IT Security are adequate and effective.

May 2012
Bivium signs new contract with one of its clients.

Bivium has signed a new project review services contract with one of its existing clients in the process of building a new data centre in a co-location facility. The scope of the review encompasses the following areas: project management, including the PMO; RFP preparation and vendor selection; integration of business (Retail, Commercial, Back Office and Support areas) in planning, decision-making and identification of risks with project team; and implementation plan, SLA and reporting.


March 2012
Bivium has been issued a Supply Arrangement PASS.

Bivium has been issued a Supply Arrangement Professional Audit Support Services (PASS-SA) for both Work-stream 1 (Internal Audit Services) and Work-stream 3 (Information Technology and Systems Audits). For more detailed information please click here


January 2012
Mr. Venczel met with the CIO of Canada.

Mr. Robert Venczel, President of the ISACA Ottawa Valley Chapter met with Ms. Corinne Charette (CIO of Canada), Mr. Wade Daley (Senior Director, IT Policy Development & Oversight), and Mr. Robert Graham (Director, Community Planning and Generics). The discussion revolved around the role the local ISACA chapter and ISACA International could play - by leveraging access to valuable ISACA material via ISACA membership; the value provided by the CISM and CGEIT certifications; the upcoming COBIT 5.0 framework; and via the ISACA OVC events and those organized by its local partners - in helping the federal government meet the demand for various skills that will be required in the future in the information technology world, especially in the context of significant changes happening, such as the recent launch of Shared Services Canada.


Bivium, in partnership with RCGT, wins Industry Canada contract.

Bivium, in partnership with Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting, wins a system under development (SUD) audit contract with Industry Canada.


November 2011
Mr. Venczel interviewed by FrontLine Security magazine.

On November 10th, Mr. Venczel, President of the ISACA Ottawa Valley Chapter has been interviewed by FrontLine Security magazine's Editor, Mr. Edward Myers, about the ISACA Ottawa Valley Chapter and the role ISACA certified professionals have when it comes to implementing key controls to prevent and detect cyber attacks. For more details please refer to the Fall 2011 issue (page 13).



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