ISACA turns 50. After five decades, the association has 135,000 members, 220+ chapters and nearly 200 staff members.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline brings a heightened focus to information privacy and security.
ISACA establishes a presence in Mainland China.
ISACA moves into its new headquarters, 1700 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.
ISACA launches the Connecting Women Leaders in Technology program (later renamed SheLeadsTech™) and the Women’s Leadership Council.
ISACA acquires the CMMI Institute, expanding its approach to enterprise performance and capability improvement.
Anticipating its 50th anniversary, ISACA embarks on an extensive interview program with past presidents and members around the world, which will continue through the anniversary in 2019.
ISACA has 120,000 members in 185 countries.
ISACA launches Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to meet the growing demand for cybersecurity skills.
The Sony Pictures and Yahoo! data breaches bring renewed global focus on issues of cybersecurity. The ISACA Journal publishes "Risk to Entities Regarding Data Breaches: Lessons from a Brief Case Study."
ISACA grows to 200 chapters in 82 countries.
COBIT 5 launches.
ISACA extends its strategic planning with a 10-year plan.
ISACA introduces the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification.
Nearly 90 professionals are employed at ISACA’s headquarters.
The CISA Review Course is made available online for the first time.
Nearly 90 professionals are employed at ISACA’s headquarters.
ISACA introduces the Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certification.
ISACA adopts the acronym as its formal name.
As mobile devices proliferate, ISACA releases ISACA Journal guidance on "Security and Ownership of Personal Security Devices," a topic that receives extensive focus in the years to come.
COBIT 4.0 is released.
ISACA has more than 45,000 members.
ISACA introduces the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification. With the passage of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, enterprises increasingly turn to ISACA for compliance guidance.
A third edition of COBIT is introduced with new Management Guidelines.
The new millennium arrives without serious computer system failure after ISACA provided Y2K guidance to its professional community.
The second edition of COBIT is released.
ISACA creates the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), focused on IT governance original research and best practices.
ISACA hosts the Y2K/Year 2000 conference in Chicago, focused on technology challenges related to the new millennium.
The Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) framework is introduced.
ISACA has more than 14,000 members, with 134 chapters in nearly 60 countries.
ISACA celebrates its 25th anniversary.
The organization formally changes its name from EDPAA to Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
EDPAA launches its first website.
The first chapter in the Africa region is established in South Africa.
EDPAA moves to a new headquarters location at 3701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA. It remains there for the next 26 years.
EDPAA's new membership newsletter, Global Communiqué, is launched.
The organization establishes the “2000 and Beyond” committee, establishing brand standards across the organization as well as a long-term plan for growth.
A delegation of American ISACA members visits China.
EDPAA welcomes its 100th chapter, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and passes the 9,000-member mark.
The organization moves headquarters offices to 455 East Kehoe Boulevard in Carol Stream, Illinois, USA.
EDPAA purchases the rights to the Computer Audit Control and Security (CACS) conference from industry pioneer Harold Weiss.
EDPAA hosts PC-MACS, the first conference devoted to microcomputers, in Atlanta.
EDPAA elects its first female president.
The organization purchases its first computer for the administrative office, an IBM Datamaster.
The China Hong Kong chapter is established as the first chapter in the Asia-Pacific region.
More than 200 individuals receive the CISA certification after the first CISA exam.
The organization moves into its first dedicated office space on South Schmale Road in Carol Stream, Illinois, USA, and institutes its Three-Year Long Range Plan.
Through fundraisers and the sale of its publications, the EDP Auditors Foundation turns the $10,000 grant received in 1979 into $1.2 million in revenue.
EDPAA hosts its first conference outside the United States, in Mexico City, Mexico.
The EDP Auditors Foundation nears bankruptcy and receives a US $10,000 grant from the EDPAA.
The first chapters in the Europe region are established in Israel and Milan, Italy.
The Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is introduced.
EDPAA hires its first full-time employee, Marian King, a secretary who works out of the third bedroom in her home, which becomes known as the association’s first office.
EDPAA establishes the EDP Auditors Foundation.
The organization reaches 1,500 members across 19 chapters.
The first chapters outside of the United States are established, in Mexico City, Mexico, and Sydney, Australia.
The first version of Control Objectives, a seminal document outlining data processing audit and control best practices, is published.
EDPAA establishes geographic regions and regional vice presidents.
EDPAA hosts its first conference, under the theme “EDP Auditing: A Coming of Age,” in Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Equity Funding Corp. scandal unfolds, elevating the need for risk management.
The EDP Auditor, EDPAA’s first quarterly publication, debuts.
EDPAA is reconstituted. Eugene Frank is appointed president. Howard “Bud” Friedman is named vice president.
Most of the board resigns as a result of competing personal and professional commitments. The organization effectively comes to a standstill.
Monthly dinner meetings with early EDPAA leaders take place at the Rodger Young Center in Los Angeles.
Electronic Data Processing Auditors Association (EDPAA)—the future ISACA—is incorporated in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The growing commercial use of computers, such as the IBM 360 mainframe, creates a need for information technology controls and auditing.