Career Changer Program

There are more Information security and cyber security job openings than people to fill them. 

Analyzing the number of online job listings between October 2020 and September 2021, found that there were only enough cybersecurity workers in the US to fill 68% of the jobs.

Many people have the ability and the desire, to move to a career in information/cyber security, but they are unsure of how to get there. 

The ISACA Virginia Chapter’s Career Changer Program intends to help persons who have work experience, ability and desire to build the knowledge and certifications necessary to enter and be successful in one of ISACA’s career fields.

  • IT and Cyber Audit and Compliance
  • Information Security Management
  • Information Technology Risk Management
  • Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Data Privacy
  • Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P)
  • COBIT® Framework

Mission, Vision and Goals

The mission of the ISACA Virginia Chapter’s Career Changer Program is to help meet the need for qualified information and cyber security professionals by training, mentoring, advising and supporting individuals with work experience to achieve ISACA Credentialing and Certifications.


There is no shortage of ability and desire.  Let us offer the opportunity and pathway.

Goals 2022

  • Recruit, select, mentor, advise and support a cohort of 15-20 individuals who will each achieve one ISACA credential
    • Number will vary depending on the number of mentors
  • 10 - 15 receive credential
  • 10 networking opportunities over the two-year period
  • Find career change opportunity following credentialing