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Media Highlights

The articles below are a sample of recent media coverage of ISACA:

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What People Are Saying About ISACA


“Earning the CISM credential can be a great way to pave the path from security technologist to security manager.”

– Mike Chapple, Senior Director for IT Service Delivery at the University of Notre Dame

Source: Certification Magazine, Seven security certifications to set your sights on

“COBIT’s seven enablers are designed to help you get beyond just looking at processes … Whether you’re a board member, executive, auditor, or IT operator, do yourself a favor and learn more about [COBIT].”

– Mark Thomas

Source: Escoute Consulting, Why am I a huge fan of COBIT?

“As COBIT 5 continues to develop – meeting the dynamic demands of an evolving environment and more high profile enterprises recognize its value, its place at the forefront of IT governance will be cemented. Old and new industry hands are taking note as the number taking COBIT 5 exams continue to climb.”

– Rosie Mills

Source: APMG International, COBIT and ITIL – Just Good Friends?

“Developing a comprehensive IT governance program can be a daunting task even for organizations with mature management practices. The best place to start is to become familiar with the COBIT 5 framework and principles. ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) offers many valuable tools and information that will help with education and putting into place a road map for the IT governance journey.”

– John Tiglias, Alumni of Tatum, a Randstad Company

Source: Corporate Compliance Insights, Impossible to Ignore: The Importance of IT Governance

"Making use of COBIT 5 [a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT] can improve the alignment needed to achieve the business goals and ensure these goals cascade to IT goals and beyond and become entrenched in formalising the relationship between the business and IT.””

– Edward Carbutt, Executive Director at Marval SA

Source: Theory-based ITIL initiatives fail to deliver

"ISACA membership has given me more than I needed to be effective in my consulting business. Through various free webinars, deliverables and access to the e-library for example, I have learnt so much about PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA and many other cool compliance stuff … CISA certification no doubt increases your value as an accountant especially in this ever changing, complex and competitive business environment.”

– Chinweike Okwuduche, BSc, MAcc, CISA, ACCA Finalist

Source: Accountants and CISA certification

"The COBIT 5 framework delivers to its stakeholders the most complete and up-to-date guidance on governance and management of enterprise IT … COBIT has proved to be very effective for implementing IT governance and detailed security controls globally at all sorts of institutions and a number of federal and state government agencies…”

– Dan Chenok, John Lainhart

Source: Improving IT security by implementing better governance

"COBIT 5 is ideal for improving services related to or served by IT, streamlining complex business processes, increasing stakeholder confidence and for complying with regulations.”

– Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance

Source: Implementing COBIT 5 can be made easier with the right support, according to experts

"Personally, I look to ISACA for insight on ‘IT risk’ and they don’t disappoint.”

– Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA, evangelist for “better run business”

Source: Reflections on IT Risk, Technology, Risk Management, Internal Audit

"Specifically, version 5 of COBIT places a strong emphasis on creating a culture of innovation across the enterprise, even going so far as to recommend innovation as part of the HR framework.”

– Brett Petersen, CIO Australia

Source: What you need to do to innovate

"COBIT 5 for Information Security provides a comprehensive framework for integrating security into business processes. It also provides a set of enablers that, when applied, help ensure stakeholder acceptance and efficient business operation.”

– Tom Olzak, security researcher for the InfoSec Institute

Source: COBIT 5 for Information Security: The Underlying Principles

“COBIT licensing is beautifully clear and fair.”

– Rob England, managing director at Two Hills LTD

Source: ITIL Intellectual Property under the new Axelos regime

“…Last week’s 2012 Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Awareness Study released by ISACA is a more important read because it has more relevant information on how to protect your company or organization.”

– Christopher Budd, threat communications manager

Source: Why You Should Read the ISACA APT Study Before the Mandiant Report?

“Certification by bodies such as ISACA demonstrates knowledge, in particular experience in IT security.”

– Andrew Mills, SA government CIO

Source: SA government CIO embarks on security awareness campaign