Our Chapter has over 1,900 members and is one of over 225 global chapters. ISACA has 165k+ members globally and has issued 268k+ certifications in Auditing, Risk, Governance, Privacy, and Security.
The membership of the Sydney Chapter has recently elected a new board of volunteer directors, who endeavor to improve board governance and teamwork. We have enhanced and implemented a robust Strategic Planning process to help develop leadership, improve succession planning and increase transparency. Further, we have significantly expanded the roles of our directors to achieve outcomes in favor of our membership. As a chapter, we have invested in team building and strengthened our mentoring program for board directors.
Sydney Chapter has increased collaboration with fellow industry associations and universities. We will further strengthen these relationships and aim to develop more such collaborations with other membership-based associations. This will provide many opportunities for our members, enhancing their professional knowledge, in order to implement good practices.
Our chapter is focused on educational outreach and the needs of individuals joining the IS audit, cybersecurity, risk management, and privacy professions. Chapter events are designed to facilitate ongoing knowledge of ISACA’s core subject domains, and to support the advancement of the COBIT framework. Our chapter is actively engaged in the region’s business and educational communities to promote ISACA’s core certifications CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, and CSX-P. ISACA has added ITCA, a new stackable credentials for young professionals and career changers to build fundamental IT knowledge and skills in five essential focus areas. ISACA has also included Certified in Emerging Technology (CET) Certification and Industry Credentials and Partnerships; Cybersecurity Audit Certificates, IT Risk Fundamentals Certificate and CCAK Certificate of Cloud Auditing Knowledge.
Visitors to our chapter benefit from our members' diverse backgrounds and their willingness to advance the profession. We also encourage organisations looking to recruit, to promote their vacancies on our chapter website. Similarly, our chapter will assist members between positions in finding new opportunities; both services for a nominal fee.
As an all-volunteer organization, we always welcome the support of our members. Members looking to take on leadership roles and give back to the profession are invited to inquire about joining the Sydney Chapter’s activities.
Finally, we take this opportunity to thank our generous sponsors; for without their support, we wouldn't be able to achieve the outcomes stated above. We also invite other organisations to sponsor chapter activities, including professional development sessions, special interest groups, whitepaper initiatives, and our annual one-day summits. Contact us to find out more.
Asaf Ahmad, President