Current Issue: Volume 7  8 April 2015

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Tips From Industry Experts

By Jack Freund, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC

Centuries ago, scholars did not publish their works in a format suitable for e-readers, tablets or the web. In fact, they did not publish in physical books the way we know them now (on bleached paper). Instead, they published their work on parchment, usually the kind made from animal hides. These were expensive to make and, as such, they were often reused. Read More


The ISACA Nominating Committee has selected Christos K. Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, ISO 20000 LA, as international president for the 2015-16 Board of Directors slate. Dimitriadis is group director of information security at INTRALOT in Athens, Greece. INTRALOT is a leading international supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, with a presence in more than 50 countries. Read More


According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, less than 1% of data breaches are detected by organizations’ antivirus, intrusion detection system or log review, which means that many data breaches are detected by someone other than the organization that has been breached. Read More


By Ken Vander Wal, CISA, Nominating Committee Chair

The charge of the ISACA Nominating Committee, as described in sections 7.02 and 9.01 of the ISACA bylaws, is to prepare a slate of candidates for the ISACA Board of Directors, consisting of an international president and up to 7 vice presidents, for review by the association membership. Read More


The ISACA Governance Advisory Council, at the request of the Board of Directors and with the assistance of ISACA staff and legal counsel, undertook a comprehensive review of ISACA’s bylaws. This review provided the basis for a full refresh of the bylaws to align to best practices and embed applicable law in the bylaws. Read More


Handikin Setiawan, CISA, Director of Risk and Controls Solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia

Handikin Setiawan began his career as a financial auditor, but found that his passion was IT auditing and consulting. Because of this desire to modify his career path, Setiawan decided to pursue the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification. “Being a CISA puts you in the same league with other IS audit professionals all over the world,” he says. Read More


Reviewed by Upesh Parekh, CISA

The security of information assets started as a very small area of concern limited to keeping IT assets under lock and key to prevent physical theft and sabotage. In the last couple of decades, information security has grown due to developments in information technology and an explosion in the size and scale of information assets.