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 | September 20, 2018

In his keynote speech at the 1974 EDP Auditors Conference, National President of EDP Auditors Association Bud Friedman reflected on the EDP auditor’s role and ideal qualities. One interesting observation he shared on the importance of soft skills was, “…another attribute of the EDP auditor must be the same as a psychologist or politician… and I think that might be the toughest part of the job—knowing how to be critical without being overbearing… how to recommend improvements without appearing to judge or be critical of someone’s performance…how to be constructive and to have recommendations accepted.”

Bud Friedman's 1974 keynote speech

By: Dario Sarlo | 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: Dario Sarlo | 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: Dario Sarlo | February 06, 2018

Then-EDPAA International President Michael P. Cangemi passes the president’s gavel to incoming International President Robert G. Parker, effectively moving the presidency from New York City to Victoria, BC.
Robert Parker (left) and Michael Cangemi (right), 1986.

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By: Dario Sarlo | December 18, 2017

Past ISACA presidents have been sending us their historical material, including Fred Archer, Michael Cangemi, and Robert Parker. Among other things, we’ve received old ISACA/EDPAA publications, photographs, interesting correspondence, and a copy of the EDPAA articles of incorporation.
Michael Cangemi, on the cover of EDP Auditor Update, 1986.

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