ISACA Malta Chapter, winner of the K. Wayne Snipes Best Chapter Award 2019 (Medium Chapter Category)
The K. Wayne Snipes award was established in 1989 and recognizes ISACA chapters that meet or exceed service goals by actively supporting local membership and, thus, ISACA. The award is ISACA’s way of recognizing chapters that continually go above and beyond to provide excellent service and guidance. Chapters are selected by a group of peer leaders from chapters around the world, specifically the Chapter Support Committee, with help from the International staff.
Message from 2019 Chapter President Rebekah Duca, CISA
The K. Wayne Snipes Best Medium Chapter Award which has recently been given to the ISACA Malta Chapter is a very important achievement that can be construed to be a seal of approval for the hard work and positive energy volunteered by all of the ISACA Malta Chapter board of directors during the 2017/2018 term. The new board is looking towards the future and is eager to continue consolidating the results achieved thus far. In this regard, throughout 2019, the Chapter will host a number of educational events, a CRISC training session and will aspire to organise a conference by mid-2019. The Chapter aims to continue providing an excellent service to the local community, especially in the context of the vibrant and dynamic economy that is becoming ever more focused on IT related industries such as online gaming and fintech thereby providing an opportunistic space for the Chapter to flourish.
Message from Immediate Past President Robert Farrugia, CISM CRISC CISA
The title of the Best Medium Chapter is an honour which attests all the hard work, dedication, and positive energy volunteered by all of the ISACA Malta Chapter board of directors 2017/2018. Throughout the past year we had an 11% increase in membership, a retention rate of 93%, and a 10% increase in certifications. For the first time we organised a COBIT training, had 9 educational events, 2 information session, and one of the largest cybersecurity conferences ever organised locally. This was coupled by other initiatives that have been enacted to ensure that the Chapter has strong foundations that enables the continuation of provision of an excellent service to the the local community.
Who Was K. Wayne Snipes?
K. Wayne Snipes, Jr., was an active member of ISACA who served in various positions at both the local and international levels, including regional vice president at the international level. During his time in office, Snipes achieved the largest number of new chapters and the largest membership growth in existing chapters. In total, he dedicated 14 years to the North Texas (USA) ISACA Chapter and served eight years as an international trustee on the ISACA Board of Directors.