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.
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, formerly The EDP Auditor Journal;
Complimentary copy of Control Objectives;
Discounts on Bookstore publications;
Subscription to the Global Communiqué;
Access to leading-edge research; and
Opportunities to participate on International Association committees.
Benefits from Local Chapters include:
Networking opportunities through regular Chapter meetings and technical sessions;
Educational seminars and workshops for continuing professional development;
Local research projects;
Chapter and regional newsletters; and
Participation in local board and committee activities.
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.
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.
The membership application and further information regarding applying for membership in the Association is available on the website for the International Association. To access ISACA International's website, click on the following link:
Become an active member in the San Francisco Chapter as well...join a committee and help shape the future of the Chapter. To find out more about Chapter committees access the Committees section of this site.