Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA (10 December 2015)—Information technology professionals in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, have formed a new chapter of ISACA, a global professional association serving more than 140,000 cybersecurity, IT audit, risk and governance professionals in 180 countries. The Port Harcourt Chapter is ISACA’s 211th chapter and has more than 45 members. The chapter is one of four chapters serving Nigeria.
“IT assurance, security, risk and governance professionals thrive in a community that is IT-driven and where global best practices are sought. Port Harcourt, the oil city of Nigeria, is such a community,” said ISACA Port Harcourt President (Princesss) Ngozi U.I. Uche. CISA, CRISC. “ISACA Port Harcourt will serve local professionals, organizations, government and students by making available to them the benefits and opportunities that ISACA offers.”
The Port Harcourt Chapter will hold its next meeting on Saturday, 12 December 2015, at Savvy Sunny Suites, No. 6 Nwankpa Close, off Okporo Road, Artillery, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Officers of the new ISACA Port Harcourt Chapter include:
- President—(Princesss) Ngozi U.I. Uche. CISA, CRISC
- Vice President—Adeolu Okanlawon. CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
- Treasurer—Paschal O. Mobosi. CISA
- Secretary—Chinedu C. Umechukwu. CISA
- Membership Director—Kingson U. Enyingwa
ISACA Port Harcourt Chapter plans to offer members the opportunity to attend educational sessions at chapter meetings, training courses, professional networking events, and other professional development and career enhancement programs. According to Uche, the local business community, government, university students and others will benefit from ISACA resources and guidance, including its certifications:
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
- CSX Practitioner (skills-based cybersecurity certification offered through ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus [CSX])
ISACA Port Harcourt will hold conferences, seminars, workshops and other chapter-organized events that will provide information and guidance on trends and developments in information systems assurance, information systems control, information security, cybersecurity, IT-related risk and compliance, enterprise governance and management of IT.
“Having an ISACA chapter in Port Harcourt will help to strengthen ISACA locally and provide great value to professionals here,” said Uche. “ISACA in Port Harcourt is an exciting and welcome development.”
ISACA offers certification, education, guidance and community for IT security, assurance, risk and governance professionals. It recently established Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to address the global cybersecurity skills shortage and help organizations develop strong cyber workforces. It also offers COBIT, a business framework that helps organizations govern and manage their information and technology.
For additional information about ISACA, please visit www.isaca.org. For additional information on the ISACA Port Harcourt Chapter, visit www.isaca.org/chapters.
ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA also offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT, a business framework to govern enterprise technology.
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