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: Dario Sarlo | August 13, 2018

The EDPAA’s first president from overseas was Don Grant, an auditor from Canada who helped expand the international reach of the organization. During his 1983-84 presidency, Grant visited many of the chapters outside of North America, launched the first Asia-Pacific EDPAC conference, and published EDPAA materials and the CISA exam in a number of languages. He also created the executive director position.

Don Grant, EDPAA President, 1983-1984

By: Dario Sarlo | July 02, 2018

ISACA’s first international conference took members to Mexico City during the summer of 1980 to explore the evolution of their profession. The three-day conference included four general session speakers and tracks in management, applications systems, security and advanced specialties, as well as a vacation track for spouses and families.

Mexico City program advertisement in The EDP Auditor, Winter 1980

By: Dario Sarlo | June 18, 2018

Conducting research for the upcoming 50th anniversary involves sorting through boxes, envelopes and piles of paperwork to unearth all types of previously forgotten materials. So far, we’ve discovered photos, newsletters, journals and documents from as far afield as Los Angeles, Canada and Australia. Add your own photos, documents and other digital items to ISACA’s historical archives through the website’s Get Involved page.

ISACA headquarters files, late 2017

By: Dario Sarlo | 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