Schaumburg, IL, USA (23 July 2018) – Information technology professionals in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, have formed a new chapter of ISACA, a global professional association serving more than 130,000 members who work in the areas of information technology audit, assurance, governance, risk and cybersecurity. The ISACA Belo Horizonte Chapter has more than 40 members at its start and is among more than 220 ISACA chapters and offices around the globe.
Chapter President Fernando Fonseca said the Belo Horizonte Chapter will provide the opportunity for a diverse network of professionals to come together around issues including cybersecurity and compliance.
“It is very important to have a local chapter where one really feels at home. This was my feeling when joining the ISACA Belo Horizonte Chapter,” said Jane Glauce, an ISACA Belo Horizonte member. “We can discuss ideas, share knowledge and concerns, and build a network of high-level professionals. I am convinced that the entire community will reap the benefits of joining this association.”
According to Fonseca, the city of Belo Horizonte is home to a thriving tech culture that includes a Google engineering center and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop research, in addition to various startups and large IT companies, making the opening of the Belo Horizonte Chapter even more vital.
“The chapter was born so that together we can work for the development of the professionals of our region and consequently raise the level of maturity of our companies,” said Leandro Machado, vice president of the newly formed ISACA chapter.
The local business community, government, university students and others will benefit from ISACA’s resources and guidance, including its certifications:
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
- Cybersecurity Nexus Practitioner (CSXP)
“With CSX, ISACA becomes the ideal association to gather and contribute to the development of professionals and companies in Belo Horizonte,” said Machado. “We have an enormous opportunity to bring all the standards and certifications to our professionals and a challenge of increasing the adoption of these standards in our organization, increasing the value of both.”
ISACA offers credentialing, education, guidance and community for IT security, assurance, risk and governance professionals. The association established its CSX platform to address the global cybersecurity skills shortage and to help organizations develop strong cybersecurity workforces. It also developed and updates COBIT, a business framework that helps organizations govern and manage their information and technology.
For more information about ISACA, please visit: www.isaca.org. More information on the ISACA Belo Horizonte Chapter can be found here or via @ISACABHZ on Twitter.
Nearing its 50th year, ISACA (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 450,000 engaged professionals in information and cybersecurity, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including 217 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.
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