The Road to ISACA 50
Follow along as we gear up for our 50th anniversary in 2019 and help us count down to the future!

By: dsarlo | May 21, 2018

Cover designs may have come a long way over the years, but ISACA has stayed focused on sharing relevant information with its members, as seen in this collection of EDP Auditor issues. ISACA’s publication archive traces technology news from the 1970s to the present.

The EDP Auditor, 1978

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By: dsarlo | April 30, 2018

Eugene Frank was among the original incorporators who signed the EDPAA into existence in 1969. He was also the second president, serving from 1972 to 1973. Eugene was instrumental in reconstituting the organization after it came to a standstill in 1971. We captured his story on camera for the anniversary.

ISACA incorporator Eugene Frank.

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By: dsarlo | April 23, 2018

We recently interviewed Marian King, ISACA’s first employee. In the mid-1970s, Marian lived next door to Gerry Meyers (EDPAA President, 1976-77). Gerry needed help running the fast-expanding organization, so he hired Marian as the association’s secretary. Marian’s stories will be shared during the anniversary year.

ISACA employee #1 Marian King flips through early photographs.

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By: dsarlo | April 12, 2018

In preparation for the anniversary year, we’re conducting oral history interviews with legends from our earliest years. Here’s Howard (Bud) Friedman (EDPAA President, 1973-1974) preparing for his interview at home in Los Angeles. We’ll be featuring this footage throughout the anniversary year. Watch this space.

Howard (Bud) Friedman with video crew members as they prepare to record.

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By: dsarlo | April 02, 2018

By the summer of 1976, ISACA was expanding rapidly, both in the United States and internationally, with chapters in Mexico and Sydney. Today, ISACA has more than 200 chapters around the world. As ISACA and the founding Los Angeles chapter celebrate 50 years in 2019, many other chapters will reach their own milestones. Three chapters will celebrate 45 years: Utah, National Capital Area and Philadelphia.

1976 EDP Auditor Journal, summer edition

By: dsarlo | March 07, 2018

As tech innovations were coming fast and furious by 1990, EDP Auditors Association (EDPAA) leaders recognized the need to serve not only EDP auditors, but also information systems control and security professionals. Through member surveys, market research and discussion of opportunities and options, the value of a new name and identity became clear.


Nearly a dozen new names for the association were considered, including Organization for Audit of Systems and Information Security (OASIS). At the end of the deliberations in 1994, EDPAA became Information Systems Audit and Control Association, or ISACA—positioning us for the 21st Century

Article from Global Communique, Volume 1, 1992

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