Academic Relations

The Academic Relations team of ISACA Silicon Valley Chapter caters for and works closely with local universities, industry, authorities and other ISACA chapters in providing the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking and career development to students in the fields of Cyber Security, IT Risk Management, IS Audit, Information Systems, Enterprise Governance and Compliance.

Full-time students are invited to become Student Members with many unique benefits. To explore and connect with industry in achieving career goals please visit our chapter homepage.

We are thankful to our members who voluntarily contribute as guest speakers in delivering talks at universities in providing opportunity to students in building professional network and understand business and its issues.

We regularly collaborate with universities and participate in events to promote ISACA certifications not just to students but also to business leaders as qualifications for their employees. Please check our chapter events pages for current events.

We assist our student members in developing their knowledge, competencies, and networks through purposeful mentoring relationships with ISACA professional members and industry in providing the tools to meet their imminent professional aspirations. We would like to encourage more professional members to contribute by being part of it. Please contact us if you would like to hear more about this activity as mentee or mentor.

Students are welcome to use our platform in getting their thesis survey published so professional members can help at their discretion. Please contact us for further details.

If you know of an interested student or would like to be volunteer then please contact us. We would highly encourage to learn more about ISACA’s Silicon Valley Chapter academic relations and research activities by visiting our homepage.

Students and New Graduates

Full-time students are invited to become Student Members and connect with industry leaders who can help in achieving their career goals. To qualify, students must be considered a full-time student by their university/college. For further information please contact An ISACA Student Member will be able to:

  • Gain understanding about ISACA’s Certifications (CISA, CRISC, CISM & CGEIT), CSX framework and how they can help position you for a fulfilling and higher-paying IT career.
  • Network with local professionals and recruiters during monthly networking sessions;
  • Access career and volunteer opportunities through attendance at professional events;
  • Obtain leadership opportunities with local ISACA Silicon Valley chapter;
  • Access discounts at the ISACA bookstore publications and ITGI research;
  • Monthly complementary educational events for students;
  • Attend free webinars and virtual conferences, and receive discounts on ISACA conferences;
  • Access ISACA’s Online Career Centre with more than 5,000 jobs and student internships opportunities.

Student Membership

Are you considering an Information Technology (IT) related career? Joining ISACA will open the door to exploring opportunities ranging from security, audit, control, risk, privacy, compliance and so many more!

As a student member, you will join a community of more than 800 students in more than 200 universities worldwide. ISACA student members major in a variety of areas including:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Business Administration
  • Accounting

Academic Research

ISACA Silicon Valley Chapter actively promotes research at academia that results in the development of products that IT governance, control, assurance, risk and security professionals can use to add value to their enterprises. ISACA research also informs information technology management and users about IS controls and the critical role they play in their organizations. ISACA Silicon Valley is taking initiatives to establish and support research programmes.

We support our students by giving them opportunity to get their dissertation / thesis survey published on our website that professional members can respond at their discretion. The data collected can then be used to substantiate the research for your topic.

If you / your institute would like to be part of these initiatives then please contact us on

High School Hackathon Sponsorship

- April 16th, 2021 - Bay Area Career Opportunities (BAYCO) Fremont Union High Schools Foundation - 40 students from 4 high schools - $100-$200 gift cards

- March 23rd, 2019 - XX Hacks at Symantec HQ in Mountain View - female-only, over 90 girls - cash prizes
- April 20th, 2019 - Foothill High School's Tri-Valley Crypto Hacks at Oracle in Pleasanton - over 40 students - cash prizes
- November 16th, 2019 - Valley Christian High School in San Jose - over 40 students - cash prizes

Student Interest Groups

ISACA recognize the role that university plays in helping shape cyber security community and encourage academic communities to apply for ISACA Special Interest Group (SIG) status. In order to become officially recognized as the ISACA SIG, university authority and student need to contact the Academic Relations Department, ISACA international and submit an outline of their SIG multi-year plan at or 1-847-253-1545.

We, the Silicon Valley Chapter, are also happy to assist in the application process. Few of the benefits of forming a SIG are:

  • Receive a complimentary copy of COBIT (One of the top industry IT Framework)
  • Increase students’ skills by providing them “real world” experience and expertise, in addition to their academic training;
  • Enhance course’s image and presence within the university environment through their active education and advocacy efforts;
  • Assistance in organisation regular educational events.

Networking opportunities with fellows from other universities, business professionals and recruiters during monthly networking events.

Industry guest lectures

We also organize guest speakership from industry for student members. One of the goals of the initiative is to provide students to build their network, understand business & its issues and organizations can build close relationship with universities for their talent pipeline by identifying & targeting bright students.