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ISACA Honored As Most Important Non-Profit Shaping Cybersecurity Industry At SC Media 30th Anniversary Awards

Global association marking its 50th anniversary year among non-profits celebrated for vision and dedication at RSA Conference ceremonies

Sydney, NSW, AUS (6 March 2019) — ISACA was recognised among the “Most Important Industry Organisations of the Last 30 Years” today in the SC Media 30th Anniversary Awards at RSA Conference 2019.

“As ISACA celebrates its 50th anniversary, we are honored that SC Media recognised ISACA’s impact in advancing the profession, the industry, and helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology,” said Rob Clyde, CISM, ISACA Board Chair. “Every day, the world over, ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, learning and community to propel their careers and transform their organisations through business technology. We look forward to the innovations, transformation and opportunities the next 50 years will bring.

“And, we believe marking milestones is essential: Congratulations to SC Media for reaching its 30th anniversary, and thank you for your leadership in sharing industry expert guidance and insights,” he added.

As part of SC Media’s year-long celebration for its 30th anniversary in the cybersecurity industry, the annual SC Awards were expanded to include special categories honoring those that have shaped the industry. Winners were decided by SC Media’s editorial team with the assistance of the SC Awards co-chairs.

“Over the last three decades, the winners of our 30th Anniversary Awards have left an indelible imprint on the cybersecurity industry through their tireless work and visionary leadership,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “ISACA most assuredly earned this honor for its continued dedication to protecting enterprises from today’s sophisticated threats.”

ISACA is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, having evolved from its early focus on electronic data processing audit to now serving a global network of more than 140,000 members in 188 countries in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation.

In the past 30 years, ISACA has been especially known for its industry-leading credentialing program, which includes the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certifications, as well as its CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P) certification. More than 200,000 ISACA certifications have been achieved since inception, with a retention rate of between 94-96 per cent. ISACA certifications are consistently ranked among the highest-paying IT certifications in the industry and annually recognised as premier industry certification programs by SC Media and other industry leaders.

Over the past three decades, ISACA also launched and frequently refreshed the COBIT framework for customising and right-sizing enterprise governance of information and technology, including the release of COBIT 2019; established the holistic CSX cybersecurity program with the first vendor-neutral, performance-based cybersecurity certification; hosted security, audit and governance events across the globe and virtually; established a global advocacy program to help governments proactively respond to fast-emerging cybersecurity threats; and launched the SheLeadsTech program to empower women in the technology workforce.

ISACA has maintained a future-minded approach throughout, and expanded its appeal across industries and enterprises with the 2016 acquisition of the CMMI Institute, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and opening a China operation last year.  ISACA continually aims to connect its global professional community with the needed tools and resources to thrive amid a fast-evolving technology landscape. For more on ISACA’s contributions to the profession — and its commitment to help innovate the future — visit ISACA’s 50th anniversary website.
About SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For over 30 years, they have armed information security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and independent product reviews in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. In addition to their comprehensive website, SC Media offers magazines, ebooks, and newsletters. They also host digital and live events such as SC Awards and RiskSec Conference to provide cybersecurity professionals all the information needed to safeguard their organisations and contribute to their longevity and success.

Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China.
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