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CISA Certification Earns 2009 SC Magazine Award

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (23 April 2009) ISACA, a nonprofit association serving more than 86,000 IT governance professionals in 160 countries, has been recognized with an SC Magazine's 2009 Professional Award. ISACA's Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation was selected as the winner of the Best Professional Certification Program, and its Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification was named a finalist.

The award, which recognizes ISACA's outstanding achievement in IT security, was presented Tuesday at the exclusive SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, California, USA.

The CISA certification has been earned by more than 60,000 professionals since its inception in 1978. It is recognized internationally as the global standard for IS audit, control and security professionals. CISM, introduced in 2002, has been earned by more than 10,000 professionals.

"We are honored that ISACA's commitment to the information security field has been recognized by SC Magazine's distinguished award program,"said Lynn Lawton, CISA, FBCS CITP, FCA, FIIA. "The CISA and CISM designations are based on real-world professional experience and are highly regarded by employers and information security professionals seeking to advance their careers."

ISACA's CISA and other 2009 Professional Awards winners were chosen by a panel of 22 judges from major corporations and public-sector organizations that were hand-picked by SC Magazine's editorial team for their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry. The awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services and professionals, while recognizing achievement and technical excellence in the information security industry. With almost 700 entries submitted in 30 categories, the 2009 SC Awards were the most competitive yet in the program's 12-year history.

ISACA represents one of the industry's beacons of leadership, and the 2009 SC Awards judges have given it this high distinction for its innovative contributions to IT security over the past year, said Illena Armstrong, editor in chief, SC Magazine.

For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit Additional information on ISACA's CISA and CISM certifications, as well as the new Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) designation, is available at


With more than 86,000 constituents in more than 160 countries, ISACA is a recognized worldwide leader in IT governance, control, security and assurance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. It also administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) designation, earned by more than 60,000 professionals since 1978; the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation, earned by more than 10,000 professionals since 2002; and the new Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) designation.

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