The Sri Lanka Chapter of ISACA has been in existence since 1996, has over 200 members in Sri Lanka. In view of its commitment towards its members, the chapter is the recipient of the K Wayne Snipes Award for the Best Medium Sized Chapter in Asia for 2016, 2013 and 2009 as well as the honorable mention for the year 2015.
ISACA (previously the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is a worldwide association of IS security and governance professionals. The association currently focuses on assurance, security, and governance and provides globally recognized certification in assurance (Certified Information Systems Auditor), security (Certified Information Security Manager), and governance (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT).
The membership of the ISACA reflects a multiplicity of backgrounds and skills that make the information systems governance field challenging and dynamic.
Sri Lanka Chapter aims to sponsor local educational seminars and workshops, conducts regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout the area.
Benefits of being a member
The association is one of individual members, often the sole practitioner of information systems auditing, security, and/or governance in his or her company.
ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organizations.
ISACA leverages the expertise of its 450,000 engaged professionals in information security, cybersecurity, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology.
CHAPTER PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
It is indeed an honour and privilege to issue this message as the President of ISACA Sri Lanka Professional Chapter for the year 2021.
This year is indeed a very special one for ISACA Sri Lanka chapter as we have just completed the 25th year anniversary of the local chapter and 50th year anniversary of the global chapter. As a professional chapter, ISACA has expanded its scope to define the role of Information System Governance, Security, Audit and Assurance professionals.
Despite the pandemic in the year 2020, ISACA Sri Lanka chapter managed to conduct 30+ events both physically and virtually by providing more than 100+ Continuous Professional Education points to its members by itself and collaborating with joint venture partners, including FITIS. Further, 3 new university student chapters were created making it a total of 4 leading university student groups in Sri Lanka. Another noteworthy accomplishment was to obtain 2 APMG accredited trainers for CISA and CISM certification, which enables the chapter to provide ISACA accredited training programs for capacity building. Several CISA, Cyber Security and CISM training programs were conducted within the year.
I thank the board members of the FITS chapters, the secretariat and other stakeholders for the support extended and wishing the Federation all the very best for future endeavours.
K. M. Prashanthan.
President – ISACA Sri Lanka Chapter
CISA & Marketing Director
Manager - IT Advisory Services
BDO Sri Lanka & Maldives
Cyber Security Certification Director
Assistant Vice President - Information Systems Security
DFCC Bank PLC
GRC Certification Director
GRC Certification Director
ISACA Sri Lanka
Chapter Executive Committee
Recognition by the Government and Private Sector.
Wide experience and expertise in diverse fields of ICT industry
Quality and consistency of Service
Continuous government-industry interface for evolving a shared vision on industry matters
Reliable and competent associate in public-private partnership
Public/ industry perception as a pioneering industry body
Unified and collaborative approach in addressing industry issues.
Above 200 members
Membership in international alliances