As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves.
ISACA provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the role of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide. The COBIT framework and the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications are ISACA brands respected and used by these professionals for the benefit of their enterprises.
ISACA Mumbai Chapter is ranked as one of the world's best chapter among very large chapter category in the year 2006 and has consistently been the 7th / 8th very large chapter. It is also one of the most active chapters. The chapter has received several awards in the past towards its continuous achievements and some of the members have received global recognition from ISACA International. Some of the chapter awards received by Mumbai chapter from ISACA International are â€“ Best Newsletter, Best Website, Highest Growth, Best Chapter in Asia & so on and culminating in the award of being the Best Chapter in the WORLD in the year 2006.
In serving its members, ISACA Mumbai Chapter provides the following Chapter Benefits:
Over the years ISACA Mumbai Chapter has been active in establishing academic relations with institutions of repute. The Chapter has a healthy relationship with the renowned Management Research Institute in Mumbai named Welingkar Institute of Management Research & Development. Through its academic relationship program, Chapter shares academic curriculum as well as recommends speakers and teachers who teach IS Audit, IT Governance and related subjects.
Colleges and universities are welcome to approach the Chapter for providing IS Audit, Control, Security and IT Governance as an elective paper in their existing courses as well as for starting Diploma courses in these subjects, which are becoming more and more important day by day. To know more about academic relationship scheme, do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thereafter the chapter has been led by distinguished members such as Mr. Anantha Sayana (year 2000-01), by Mr. M.S.V. Rao (year 2001-02), by Mr. Haridas Raigaga (years 2002-03 and 2003-04), and by Mr. Shashin Lotlikar in the year 2004-05.
It has been a glorious period of growth and expansion for the ISACA, Mumbai Chapter, right since its formation in the year 1996. In the year 1991, when Mrs. Shobha Hoskote decided to appear for the CISA examination, she had to travel all the way to Chennai to write her examination paper. It was then that she sincerely felt that if an examination center is started in Mumbai itself, it would be lot more beneficial to the aspiring candidates. She, therefore, gathered five interested colleagues to start an examination center in Mumbai. They started a study circle in her office to meet on every Saturday afternoon to revise the CISA examination syllabus. Thus the chapter started its activities in a very informal way in the year 1992. Over the years, more and more CISA aspirants started appearing for the examination. So it was decided to form a chapter at Mumbai. The activity that started in a very small way, formally received a chapter status in the year 1996. Naturally, Madam Hoskote was the right leader to head the chapter in its early years. During her tenure, the chapter received an award ofr more than 100% growth in membership.
After leading the chapter as a President for the first two years, she handed over the baton to another dedicated member of the chapter since 1995, Mr. Avinash Kadam. Mr. Kadam identified that there were major challenges in front of the chapter such as gaining strength in terms of strong membership, securing recognition for IS Audit profession and achieving International recognition for the chapter. Mr. Kadam set these as objectives in front of him. With the help of dedicated colleagues he achieved the first objective by starting CISA study courses for the aspiring candidates. The confident team, then proceeded further and contacted various governmental and semi-governmental bodies for giving presentations and explaining the role of CISAs to them. A reward came in the form of recognition of CISA as a qualification for carrying out Information System Audit work. Mr. Kadam achieved the third objective as well by conducting an International conference viz. ASIA CACS in Mumbai in the year 2000, which drew a participation of around 255 both from our own country as well as from International circle.
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