Committees, Working Groups and Advisory Councils 

 

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Committees

Advisory Councils


Operational Working Groups

Government and Regulatory Agency (GRA)

Certification

Operational Working Groups (cont.)

Additional Groups

 

 

Audit Committee

Members are appointed by the International President and provide oversight for the financial audit and ISACA enterprise risk management programs. Members are selected from among board members. Additional members are drawn from ISACA members with specific audit or risk management expertise. View Member List

 

 


 

 

Finance Committee

Members are appointed by the International President and provide oversight for the financial management of ISACA, including the development of the annual budget and investment strategies. Members are selected from among board members. Additional members are drawn from ISACA members with specific financial management expertise. View Member List

 

 


 

 

Compensation Committee

Members are appointed by the International President and provide oversight for compensation programs for ISACA staff. Members are selected from among board members. Additional members are drawn from ISACA members with specific compensation program or human resource management expertise.

 

 


 

 

Nominating Committee

Members are appointed by the International President. This committee is responsible for managing the nomination process for board members and the international president. They review applicants and present a panel of qualified candidates for election. Members include past international presidents and members selected to represent the international membership of ISACA.

 

 


 

 

Governance Committee

Members are appointed by the International President and provide oversight for the governance of ISACA. Members are selected from among past international presidents and other members based on expertise in enterprise governance to represent the international membership of ISACA. View Member List

 

 


 

 

Ethics and Appeals Committee

Members are appointed by the International President and are responsible for reviewing and determining a course of action for violations of the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics, and for hearing appeals related to issues of ethics.

 

 


 

 

Future of Audit Advisory Council

This volunteer group is appointed by the Board for the purpose of providing insight regarding the future direction of the audit profession. This guidance will be considered by the Board in developing a future state vision. Members are selected based on their expertise in IS audit and their being recognized as thought leaders in this profession.

 

 


 

 

Future of Cybersecurity Advisory Council

This volunteer group is appointed by the Board for the purpose of providing insight regarding the future direction of the information security and cybersecurity profession. This guidance will be considered by the Board in developing a future state vision. Members are selected based on their expertise in information and cyber security, and their being recognized as thought leaders in this profession.

 

 


 

 

Future of Risk Management Advisory Council

This volunteer group is appointed by the Board for the purpose of providing insight regarding the future direction of the risk management profession. This guidance will be considered by the Board in developing a future state vision. Members are selected based on their expertise in risk management and their being recognized as thought leaders in this profession.

 

 


 

 

Future of IT Governance Advisory Council

This volunteer group is appointed by the Board for the purpose of providing insight regarding the future direction of the governance profession. This guidance will be considered by the Board in developing a future state vision. Members are selected based on their expertise in the governance of enterprise risk management, and their being recognized as thought leaders in this profession.

 

 


 

 

Future of Chapter Engagement Advisory Council

This volunteer group is appointed by the Board for the purpose of providing insight regarding the future needs and opportunities for engagement between local chapters and the international office. This guidance will be considered by the Board in developing a future state vision. Members are selected based on their experience in chapter management.

 

 


 

 

GRA Working Group

This working group supports the identification of regulatory or legal issues that might impact practitioners within our professional areas of practice or supports the development of relations with governmental or regulatory bodies. This working group interacts with GRA groups in each of the ISACA regions and with chapters in these regions to develop a coordinated capability to interact with governmental and regulatory bodies. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience in governmental or regulatory issues.

 

 


 

 

GRA Region 1 Working Group

This working group supports the identification of regulatory or legal issues that might impact practitioners within our professional areas of practice or supports the development of relations with governmental or regulatory bodies at a regional level. This working group interacts with chapter GRA coordinators to develop a coordinated capability to interact with governmental and regulatory bodies. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience in governmental or regulatory issues.

 

 


 

 

GRA Region 2 Working Group

This working group supports the identification of regulatory or legal issues that might impact practitioners within our professional areas of practice or supports the development of relations with governmental or regulatory bodies at a regional level. This working group interacts with chapter GRA coordinators to develop a coordinated capability to interact with governmental and regulatory bodies. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience in governmental or regulatory issues.

 

 


 

 

GRA Region 3 Working Group

This working group supports the identification of regulatory or legal issues that might impact practitioners within our professional areas of practice or supports the development of relations with governmental or regulatory bodies at a regional level. This working group interacts with chapter GRA coordinators to develop a coordinated capability to interact with governmental and regulatory bodies. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience in governmental or regulatory issues.

 

 


 

 

GRA Region 4 Working Group

This working group supports the identification of regulatory or legal issues that might impact practitioners within our professional areas of practice or supports the development of relations with governmental or regulatory bodies at a regional level. This working group interacts with chapter GRA coordinators to develop a coordinated capability to interact with governmental and regulatory bodies. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience in governmental or regulatory issues.

 

 


 

 

GRA Region 5 Working Group

This working group supports the identification of regulatory or legal issues that might impact practitioners within our professional areas of practice or supports the development of relations with governmental or regulatory bodies at a regional level. This working group interacts with chapter GRA coordinators to develop a coordinated capability to interact with governmental and regulatory bodies. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience in governmental or regulatory issues.

 

 


 

 

CISA Exam Item Development Working Group

This working group supports the development of the CISA exam by writing, reviewing and editing items for the examination. Members are drawn from CISA certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CISA Certification Working Group

This working group supports the CISA certification program by approving certification and recertification requirements, maintaining the quality of items within the exam item pool, approving draft exams and setting exam pass points. This group also hears appeals from certification candidates. Members are drawn from CISA certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CISM Exam Item Development Working Group

This working group supports the development of the CISM exam by writing, reviewing and editing items for the examination. Members are drawn from CISM certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CISM Certification Working Group

This working group supports the CISM certification program by approving certification and recertification requirements, maintaining the quality of items within the exam item pool, approving draft exams, and setting exam pass points. This group also hears appeals from certification candidates. Members are drawn from CISM certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CRISC Exam Item Development Working Group

This working group supports the development of the CRISC exam by writing, reviewing and editing items for the examination. Members are drawn from CRISC certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CRISC Certification Working Group

This working group supports the CRISC certification program by approving certification and recertification requirements, maintaining the quality of items within the exam item pool, approving draft exams, and setting exam pass points. This group also hears appeals from certification candidates. Members are drawn from CRISC certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CGEIT Exam Item Development Working Group

This working group supports the development of the CGEIT exam by writing, reviewing and editing items for the examination. Members are drawn from CGEIT certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CGEIT Certification Working Group

This working group supports the CGEIT certification program by approving certification and recertification requirements, maintaining the quality of items within the exam item pool, approving draft exams, and setting exam pass points. This group also hears appeals from certification candidates. Members are drawn from CGEIT certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CISM Practice Analysis Working Group

This working group supports the development of the CISM certification examination specification by participating in the research effort that identifies the specific skills and knowledge required to perform as an information security manager. Members are drawn from CISM certification holders who represent the population of candidates for the certification.

 

 


 

 

CSX Certification Working Group

This working group supports the development of the Cybersecurity Nexus certifications by approving exams and setting exam pass points. This group also hears appeals from certification candidates. Members are drawn from cybersecurity practitioners with the requisite skill to earn a CSX certification.

 

 


 

 

COSO ERM Revision Working Group

This working group participates with other groups to complete a revision to the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Members of this working group review and comment on the current framework and to revisions as they are presented. These comments are taken by the volunteer leader of the working group to COSO working group sessions. Members are selected based on their expertise in enterprise risk management.

 

 


 

 

IIA/ISACA Cyber Resilience Project Working Group

This working group participates with members of the Institute of Internal Auditors in the development of a joint white paper that will be released by the IIA and ISACA at the GRC Conference in 2015. Members are selected based on their expertise in cybersecurity and knowledge of cyber resilence

 

 


 

 

Academic Programs / Student and Academic Working Group

This working group supports the development of programs for students and academics, including the formation of student groups on campus and the recruitment of academics who teach content developed by ISACA. The group also contributes to the development of teaching materials and programs that academics can use to introduce our professional to students, and to help students gain the required skill to enter the world of professional practice in audit, security, risk management or governance. Members are drawn from the academic community, as well as from practitioners interested in supporting the development of career skills for young professionals.

 

 


 

 

ISO Liaison Working Group

This working group supports ISACA participation in ISO standards groups by actively attending ISO meetings, presenting ISACA positions, reviewing and commenting on ISO draft documents, and suggesting ISACA current or developing new content for ISO use in standards in development or being revised. Working group members work with and leverage the ISO Liaison Advisory Group members to review, comment and develop content. Members are drawn from practitioners with knowledge, experience and demonstrated skills in standards development.

 

 


 

 

ISO Liaison Advisory Group

This advisory group supports ISACA participation in ISO standards groups by reviewing and commenting on ISO documents, and contributing content for new standards in development or for those being revised. Working group members work with and support the ISO Liaison Working Group. Members are drawn from practitioners with knowledge, experience and demonstrated skills in standards development.

 

 


 

 

Young Professionals Working Group

This working group supports efforts to meet the needs of young professionals and to increase opportunities for their engagement with ISACA. This includes identifying educational programs that would benefit young professionals such as webinars and topics to be offered at conferences. Members are drawn from among practitioners younger than 35 years old.

 

 


 

 

Cybersecurity Working Group

This working group supports the development of programs and products for information security and cybersecurity practitioners. This includes providing guidance and insight into the needs of cyber practitioners and review of tools and practice aids being developed. Members are drawn from among practitioners with recognized expertise in cybersecurity.

 

 


 

 

Privacy Working Group

This working group supports the development of programs and products for the privacy market. This includes providing guidance and insight as well as review of guidance being developed related to the development and implementation of enterprise privacy programs. Members are drawn from among practitioners with recognized expertise in privacy.

 

 


 

 

Emerging Business & Technology Working Group

This working group supports the development of the top emerging technologies report and the detailed report on each of the identified technologies. This effort includes the development of the methodology and tools required to identify emerging technology trends and scoring each trend according to business value and risk. Members are drawn from practitioners with experience implementing emerging technologies in organizations and in leading innovation projects.

 

 


 

 

Professional Standards and Career Management Working Group

This working group supports the development of a standard of practice for consultants performing non-audit services. Members of this group were drawn from the Professional Standards Committee involved with the development of the draft standard.

 

 


 

 

PCIDSS Publication Working Group

This working group supports the development of guidance related to implementation of PCI/DSS requirements. Members will provide guidance related to the content of the publication and will review draft copies of the publication as they are developed. Members of this group were drawn from among practitioners with expertise in PCI/DSS implementation.

 

 


 

 

Audit Programs and Audit Program Quick Start Publication Working Group

This working group supports the development of guidance related to the creation of audit/assurance programs and a how to guide on their usage. Members will provide guidance related to the content of the publication and will review draft copies of the publication as they are developed. Members of this group were drawn from among practitioners with expertise in IS Audit.

 

 


 

 

Business Benefits of the Enterprise Governance of Information Technology Working Group

This working group supports the development of the Business Benefits publication. Members will provide guidance related to the content of the publication and will review draft copies of the publication as they are developed. Members of this group were drawn from among practitioners with expertise in the Enterprise Governance of Information Technology.

 

 


 

 

Principles, Policies and Frameworks Enabling Guide Publication Working Group

This working group supports the development of COBIT 5 Enabling Principles, Processes and Frameworks guidance that will extend the core COBIT 5 content. Members will provide guidance related to the content of the publication and will review draft copies of the publication as they are developed. Members of this group were drawn from among practitioners with expertise in COBIT 5, framework development, and specific knowledge related to the COBIT enablers.

 

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