To convey its broadened scope of professional expertise, the Information Systems Audit and Control Association will use only its acronym—ISACA—after 1 January 2006. The association has also adopted a new tagline to further define and explain its acronym: ISACA: Serving IT Governance Professionals.
ISACA is changing its logo to reflect the expanded professional niche it serves, which includes an increasing number of information security professionals. ISACA will remain committed to serving the fields of assurance and control, which, along with information security, are included under the broader, encompassing umbrella of IT governance.
Founded in 1969, ISACA has more than 50,000 members who live and work in more than 140 countries and who participate in more than 170 ISACA chapters. ISACA administers the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, earned by more than 44,000 professionals since its inception in 1978, and the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation, earned by 5,500 professionals in its first three years. ISACA also sponsors international conferences, publishes the Information Systems Control Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. Its research affiliate, the IT Governance Institute, was created in 1998 and publishes COBIT, the internationally recognized IT governance framework widely used for Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.