CISA, the Certified Information Systems Auditor is ISACA's cornerstone
certification. Since 1978, the CISA exam has measured excellence in the area of
IS auditing, control and security. CISA has grown to be globally recognized and
adopted worldwide as a symbol of achievement. The CISA certification has been
earned by more than 35,000 professionals since inception, and more than 13,000
individuals registered for the 2004 CISA exam.For
more information on CISA.
CISM, the Certified Information Security Manager is ISACA¡¯s groundbreaking
credential earned by over 5,000 professionals in its first two years. It is
for the individual who must maintain a view of the "big picture" by managing,
designing, overseeing and assessing an enterprise's information security. For more information on CISM.
Information assurance is the bedrock upon which
enterprise decision-making is built. Without assurance,
enterprises cannot feel certain that the information
upon which they base their mission-critical decisions
is reliable, confidential, secure and available
Boards and executive management have long known
the need for enterprise and corporate governance.
However, most are beginning to realize that there
is a need to extend governance to information
technology as well, and provide the leadership,
organizational structures and processes that ensure
that the enterprise¡¯s IT sustains and extends
the enterprise¡¯s strategies and objectives.
Established for and committed to the development of world-class strategic
research, the IT Governance Institute's vision is to be "the recognized global
leader in IT governance, control and assurance."
Today's public and private sectors face staggering challenges and
responsibilities in balancing the manpower and capital resource investments
required by their information systems and related technologies. The promise of
eCommerce and Internet opportunity, coupled with the concerns of systems risk
and security, are significant issues facing the IS and IT professional.
To provide the necessary solutions and bring international consensus to the
multitude of IT governance concerns facing today's enterprises, the Institute
conducts high-quality research specifically addressing these critical