ISACA’s success is built on the passion, hard work and dedication of its more than 165,000 members in over 180 countries. In Europe, the organization counts around 30,000 members working in the fields of information and cyber security, assurance, governance, risk and data protection in various industries such as banking and finance, government, telecommunications, engineering, public accounting, education, retail, healthcare, fast-moving consumer goods , automotive, utilities, food and beverage businesses.
In Europe, ISACA combines the strength and scale of a multinational organization with its regional expertise and knowledge of the markets and professions that ISACA serves. The new location is intended to support collaboration between the European regions, sections and members and strengthen ISACA’s ability to collaborate with major public and private stakeholders as well as companies and academia.
” With our expanded regional presence in Europe, we will offer Europe-specific services and increase our global reach and impact,” said David Samuelson, CEO at ISACA. “ ISACA is both a global organization and a regional one, and we want to serve our communities where they live and work. We are very excited about our increased presence in Europe, which helps us to work even more closely with European governments, businesses, universities and our members and promote digital trust.
ISACA’s office and new team members in Europe will build on the existing strong links between the regions by promoting investment, synergies and economic opportunities for the benefit of members and companies.
Irish Minister of State for eGovernment Ossian Smyth states: “We applaud ISACA’s commitment and investment in Ireland. As we aim to further develop Ireland’s role as a European hub for the digital economy and a center of excellence for cyberspace, it is vital that we continue to build a competent and diverse ecosystem of experts. ISACA’s pre-eminent global efforts in talent development, building the cyber profession, and developing tools and frameworks to support the next phase of technology adoption in a safe and transparent manner will give our tech community a boost. We look forward to continuing to work with ISACA in enhancing cybersecurity and resilience.”
ISACA’s European presence will be led by Chris Dimitriadis, ISACA’s Chief Global Strategy Officer. Dimitriadis brings extensive industry and ISACA experience. He was a board chair at ISACA and a former chief information security officer at a global company.
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” ISACA has a long history in Europe and we are incredibly proud of our sections, volunteers, members and partners in the region,” said Dimitriadis. “ We are excited to expand our offering to the communities we serve by building a team of experienced and respected European professionals and opening our first European office in Dublin. From here we will strategically coordinate and support our 45 sections in Europe and our partners from business, government and science.”
Founded in 1969, the professional association ISACA is widely known for its globally recognized certifications , including Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and for its industry-defining frameworks such as COBIT . Visit www.isaca.org/ for more information.