Definition

ISACA

ISACA is an independent, nonprofit, global association that engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted information system (IS) knowledge and practices. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only. 

ISACA provides guidance, benchmarks and governance tools for enterprises that use information systems. ISACA also hosts a series of international conferences that focus on both technical and managerial topics relating to IS assurance, control, security and IT governance. It also coordinates several certification programs, including Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control credentials. 

ISACA also developed and continually updates COBIT, a business framework designed to help enterprises across industries manage their information and technology.

Currently, ISACA has more than 110,000 constituents worldwide, in more than 180 countries. ISACA constituents work in a wide variety of professional, information technology-related positions.

This was last updated in July 2013
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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