Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (20 June 2005)—Frank Yam, CISA, FHKCS, CIA, CFE, CCP, CFSA, FFA, was re-elected vice president of ISACA®® (ISACA®) during the organization’s annual meeting held in Oslo, Norway, on 20 June 2005. ISACA, a worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance, has more than 47,000 members in more than 140 countries.
Yam, of Hong Kong, is chief executive officer (CEO) of Focus Strategic Group Inc., a consulting firm providing business and technology advisory services, and its subsidiary, Handshake Networking Ltd., which provides comprehensive network and security services. He has more than 20 years of experience in international auditing and information security. He is also governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Hong Kong Chapter, and chairman of the Information Security Specialist Group for the Hong Kong Computer Society. Yam has been vice president of ISACA since 2004 and is a past president of ISACA’s Hong Kong Chapter. For the past nine years, he has been leading the ISACA team focusing on Greater China development.
“Frank has made significant contributions to ISACA,” said outgoing international president Marios Damianides, CISA, CISM, CPA, CA, partner at Ernst & Young. “His commitment and knowledge are of great value to our members. ISACA is enjoying unprecedented growth and has ambitious plans to continue its leadership in information security, audit, control and governance. Frank’s experience and expertise will help us achieve our goals.”
Yam also assumes the role of vice president of ISACA’s research affiliate, the IT Governance Institute (ITGI). ITGI was established by ISACA in 1998 to help enterprise leaders ensure that IT supports the enterprise’s mission and goals. To accomplish this, ITGI conducts and publishes original research, most notably the internationally accepted COBIT framework for IT governance, a key tool for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
“ISACA and ITGI are recognized as leaders in governance over information technology,” said Yam. “As businesses and consumers focus on increased security and control, ISACA and ITGI offer training, best practices, standards and publications to help enterprises improve IT control and optimize the return on their investment.”
In addition to Yam, seven other IT professionals were elected to ISACA leadership positions. Everett C. Johnson Jr., CPA, partner, Deloitte & Touche (retired), USA, was elected international president. Re-elected as vice presidents were Abdul Hamid Bin Abdullah, CISA, CPA, deputy director, Auditor General’s Office, Singapore; William C. Boni, CISA, CISM, CPP, vice president and chief information security officer, Motorola Information Protection Services, USA; Howard Nicholson, CISA, business analyst, City of Salisbury, Australia; and Bent Poulsen, CISA, CISM, chief IS auditor, VP Securities Services, Denmark. Newly elected vice presidents are Jean-Louis Leignel, partner at MAGE Conseil, France, and Lucio Augusto Molina Focazzio, CISA, an IS auditing and security consultant and professor, Colombia.
With more than 47,000 members in more than 140 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal®, develops international information systems auditing and control standards, and administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®) designation, earned by more than 40,000 professionals since inception, and the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation, a groundbreaking credential earned by 5,200 professionals since its introduction in 2002.
The IT Governance Institute® (ITGI) (www.itgi.org) was established in 1998 to advance international thinking and standards in directing and controlling an enterprise’s information technology. Effective IT governance helps ensure that IT supports business goals, optimizes business investment in IT, and appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities. The IT Governance Institute developed the internationally accepted COBIT framework and offers symposia, original research and case studies to assist enterprise leaders and boards of directors in their IT governance responsibilities.
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