Current Issue: Volume 25  11 December 2019

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Tips From Industry Experts

Leighton Johnson
By Leighton Johnson, CISA, CISM, CIFI, CISSP

In my 12 June 2019 @ISACA column, I identified the 4 Vs of big data as areas of focus and understanding to properly review, assess and audit big data systems and organizational efforts. There are at least 3 other Vs to consider when reviewing big data systems. Read More >>

Learn to Detect Encrypted Traffic

Over the last decade, encrypted network traffic has increased tremendously, making incident responders’ jobs more challenging. Decrypting traffic can be difficult, and while encryption can protect user privacy, threat actors also take advantage of encryption’s impact on network monitoring visibility. Read More >>

Why Passwords Still Persist

Back in 2001, someone wrote, “In the near future, I am certain we are going to replace passwords. Maybe a better way to put it is that we are going to replace all those passwords with just one.” Who said that? Oh, yeah, right, it was me, in an article entitled “Why Passwords Persist.” Read More >>

Keep Your Certifications Current

As an ISACA certification holder, you need to earn continuing professional education (CPE) hours by 31 December 2019 to maintain your certification through 2020. As an ISACA member, you can earn CPE hours in many ways, including watching webinars (up to 36 free CPE hours a year), attending conferences ... Read More >>

Mercy Omollo-Mbai
Mercy Omollo-Mbai Shares Her Experience as a CRISC

In 2018, Mercy Omollo-Mbai, CISA, CRISC, ISACA Kenya (Africa) Chapter communications committee secretary (2019-20) and IT internal audit manager at Liberty Group South Africa, realized it would benefit her audit career to understand risk management, so she pursued the Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) certification. Read More >>


As ISACA’s 50th anniversary year draws to a close, the association looks to the future and explores how to help members navigate tech innovations in the 2020s. As part of this exploration, ISACA conducted the Next Decade of Tech: Envisioning the 2020s research study, which features insights and predictions from more than 5,000 members. Read More >>