ISACA Revises Its Official Name, Adds Tagline To Reflect Its Expanding Role in IT Governance
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (27 December 2005)—To convey its broadened scope of professional expertise, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association will use only its acronym—ISACA—after 1 January 2006. The association has also adopted a new tagline to further define and explain its acronym: ISACA: Serving IT Governance Professionals.
“ISACA is changing its logo to reflect the expanded professional niche we serve. We have seen an increasing number of information security professionals in our membership, and we are committed to providing pertinent programming and research to our constituents,” said Everett Johnson, CPA, international president of ISACA. “In addition, we find that our members are eager for information on IT governance, privacy, control, risk management, and the entire gamut of IT control and governance-related activities.”
ISACA remains committed to serving the fields of assurance and control, which, along with information security, are included under the broader, encompassing umbrella of IT governance.
“We realized that all of the professions we serve fall under the IT governance banner,” said Johnson. “Each one of those professions has an important role to play in ensuring that organizations exercise effective governance.”
Founded in 1969, ISACA has more than 50,000 members who live and work in more than 140 countries and who participate in more than 170 ISACA chapters. ISACA administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, earned by more than 44,000 professionals since its inception in 1978, and the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation, earned by 5,500 professionals in its first three years. ISACA also sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. Its research affiliate, the IT Governance Institute, was created in 1998 and publishes COBIT, the internationally recognized IT governance framework widely used for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.