In today's era of corporate governance and accountability the need to link sound corporate governance with effective internal control and risk management has never been greater. Technical strategies alone are not capable of ensuring sound IT governance and providing business value. To benefit most from the information that is the life blood of an organization, it is essential to have an IT governance strategy, assurance program and information security program aligned with business goals and capable of effectively managing risk. Employing experienced IT audit and security professionals can help ensure an organization's success.
Therefore, today's organizations rely upon individuals who know how to secure systems and evaluate and report on the adequacy of system controls, security practices, efficiency and effectiveness to assure that data integrity is protected and that systems comply with applicable policies, standards, laws and regulations. With a growing demand for professionals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world.
Certified Information Systems Auditor (USA)
The Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Founded in 1969, ISACA is a globally recognized leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance representing more than 75000 strong world wide members who live and work in more than 170 countries and cover a variety of professional IT related positions such as, IS auditor, consultant, educator, IS security professional, regulator, chief information officer and internal auditor. ISACA members work in nearly all industry categories, including financial and banking, public sector, utilities and manufacturing.
ISACA is a pace-setting global organization for IT professionals focusing on information governance, security and audit. It is uniquely positioned and equipped to be the single provider of the leading-edge products and services needed to be successful and maintain competitive advantage.
The CISA certification has been recognised with ANSI accreditation, along with the CISM certification- both of these certifications are managed by ISACA. It is one of the few certifications formally approved by the US Department of Defense in their Information Assurance Technical category (DoD 8570.01-M).
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has awarded accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024 to the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification programs. ANSI reaccredited these ISACA programs in 2008.