Benefits

ISACA membership reveals your high standards

Why Should You Be An Active Member of ISACA?

Gain the Competitive Edge

Since the Association’s establishment more than twenty-five years ago, information systems (IS) audit and control leaders worldwide have fostered and enhanced the profession through the Association’s advancement of standards and practices, education, certification, research, publications, and increased visibility. ISACA®‘s membership, more than 65,000 strong worldwide – is characterized by its diversity. Members live and work in more than 140 countries and cover a variety of professional IT-related positions. Some are in the most senior ranks, others are at middle management levels and still others are new to the field. They work in nearly all industry categories, including financial and banking, public accounting, government and the public sector, utilities and manufacturing.

But, as much as ISACA®’s members are diverse, they share a common purpose – taking the lead worldwide. The forward-thinking member leaders of ISACA® have created IS auditing and IS control standards adhered to by practitioners worldwide; developed research pinpointing the professional issues challenging our constituents; and produced the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) certification, which is recognized globally and has been earned by more than 50,000 professionals, the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation, and the Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) designation.

International Membership

Membership in the Information Systems Audit and Control Association involves participation at the local Chapter and International levels. The members of the Association take advantage of local leading-edge educational programs and networking opportunities through one of 150+ officially chartered Chapters worldwide. With active Chapters located on six continents, members of the Association are provided with an opportunity to share a broad range of professional expertise from diverse business communities. Working closely together, local Chapters and the International Association provide an essential package of benefits and activities to professionals in the disciplines of IS audit, control, security, and quality assurance.

Benefits from the International level include:

  • Discount on CISA® exam registration fee and materials for exam preparation
  • Discounts on International Association sponsored conferences
  • Subscription to the IS Audit & Control Journal
  • Complimentary copy of Control Objectives
  • Discounts on Bookstore publications
  • Subscription to the Global Communiqué®
  • Access to leading-edge research (K-NET®)
  • Opportunities to participate on International Association committees

Benefits from Local Chapters include:

  • Networking opportunities through regular Chapter meetings and technical sessions
  • Access to affordable educational seminars and workshops for continuing professional development
  • Access to timely chapter communications (newsletters, web sites)
  • Participation in local board and committee activities
  • Local leadership opportunities
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the local business community

Communications Span Technical Issues Worldwide

The IS Audit & Control Journal is the recognized technical journal for IS audit and control professionals involved in many disciplines and is available to members at no cost. The Global Communiqué provides information of interest to Chapters and members on local and international activities, as well as a variety of professional issues. The Bookstore contains many valuable publications at significant discounts for members.

Research Transcends National Boundaries

Leading-edge research is supported through the efforts of the Information Systems Audit and Control Foundation. Control Objectives, provided to each member, is a prime example of how field research conducted by fellow professionals can be packaged as a practical working document for members worldwide. Exciting new projects are in process, with deliverables scheduled for inclusion in the Bookstore.

Global Standards

A Code of Professional Ethics has been established to guide the professional and personal conduct of members of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and holders of the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) designation. Also, a set of Standards has been developed for defining the principles and objectives applicable to the work performed by the members of the Association.

To Get the Competitive Edge

IS audit and control is a unique profession, offering a key advantage in today’s marketplace. Access to the expertise offered by IS audit and control professionals provides a special competitive edge to members and companies worldwide. Stay current with the changing information technology environment.

Become an active member in the South Florida Chapter as well…join a committee and help shape the future of the Chapter. To find out more about Chapter committees access the Committee or Volunteer Opportunities sections of this site.