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Certification has been earned by more than 140,000 global practitioners under the IT association ISACA’s flagship certification — the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) — since its inception in 1978.

The CISA certification marks its 40th anniversary this year and ISACA says increased emphasis on enterprise technology puts added premium on CISA-certified professionals.

“As organisations navigate digital transformation and a shifting regulatory landscape, the ability to reliably assess vulnerabilities and assure that technology controls are being deployed effectively is increasingly critical to the enterprise’s success,” said Kim Cohen, ISACA’s director of Certification.

“It is with good reason that so many organisations consider the CISA a mandatory credential when filling positions that require expertise across a range of audit, security, risk, compliance and privacy functions.”

ISACA says the designation is regarded as the gold standard for information systems audit, control and security professionals – a reputation that, after 40 years, “continues to gain momentum and resonate throughout the globe”.

“I have worked in several countries, across three continents, with a wide variety of clients spanning several industry sectors during my professional career over the last three decades,” said Dr. Nancy Onyango, director of Internal Audit with the International Monetary Fund.

“The one constant that I have always observed, and have been struck by, is the caliber of staff who hold ISACA’s CISA certification. From Nairobi to London, Johannesburg to Washington DC, I can always count on these professionals to deliver quality work and bring strong insights into governance, risk management and controls in the information and technology arenas.”


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Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).


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