ISACA International (www.isaca.org) a US based not for profit organization with over 86,000 constituents in more than 160 countries is a leading provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems assurance and security, enterprise governance of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the ISACA® Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards.
It is our pleasure to announce the recent formal activation of the Bahrain Chapter of ISACA in December 2009. As of October 31, 2011, there are over 241 members representing practicing audit partners, IT professionals, IS auditors and security managers, chief financial officers, accounting managers, academics and others related professionals, this chapter is on its path to be one of the more active and prominent knowledge sharing bodies in the country.
Working under the auspices of ISACA the Bahrain Chapter will engage in activities for the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. ISACA helps its members achieve individual and organizational success, resulting in greater trust in, and value from, information systems. Its members and certification holders are qualified and skilled professionals who make a difference.
Whilst our chapter is recently formed, we have been active in supporting our members in Bahrain over the last 10 years. The aim of the Chapter is to provide continuous education to its members and towards this end; the Chapter organizes:
- Regular evening talks “Continues Professional Education (CPE) Seminars” wherein volunteer speakers update our members with current developments; this also allow our members to gain CPE hours required to maintain their ISACA Certificate credentials.
- Annual Seminar/ Annual General Meeting which is a multisession event.
The Annual Conference and annual meeting of membership will be held in the third quarter of the year which will be a premium event addressed by galaxy of well known speakers and attended by fellow members and guests.;