SUNO ISACA Student Group

SUNO ISACA Student Group is a newly created group and is part of the ISACA local chapter in New Orleans. We are proud to be part of the ISACA international organization. Our group was created on February 2014 to link students with the ISACA long-term members locally to give students an opportunity to build a network and explore different career opportunities. We are proud to be a part of ISACA. We will do our best to provide SUNO students with the best learning experiences and opportunities.

Mission Statement
The purpose of the SUNO ISACA Student Group is to promote learning of modern information systems security knowledge inside and outside of the classroom. The information learned will be used to educate people in community. To achieve this goal, we have elected officers to help lead the group in the right direction.

ISACA History
ISACA started in 1967, when a small group of individuals with similar jobs—auditing controls in the computer systems that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their organizations—sat down to discuss the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976 the association formed an education foundation to undertake large-scale research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance and control field. Previously known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA now goes by its acronym only, to reflect the broad range of IT governance professionals it serves. 

Today, ISACA’s constituency—more than 110,000 strong worldwide—is characterized by its diversity. Constituents live and work in more than 180 countries and cover a variety of professional IT-related positions—to name just a few, IS auditor, consultant, educator, IS security professional, regulator, chief information officer and internal auditor. Some are new to the field, others are at middle management levels and still others are in the most senior ranks. They work in nearly all industry categories, including financial and banking, public accounting, government and the public sector, utilities and manufacturing. This diversity enables members to learn from each other, and exchange widely divergent viewpoints on a variety of professional topics. It has long been considered one of ISACA’s strengths.

ISACA Student Groups (ISGs) encourage education beyond the classroom by allowing students to network, learn from each other, and connect with a supportive group of professionals. While ISGs do NOT require ISACA Student Membership, an ISG gives students the opportunity to know ISACA by interacting with professionals at events sponsored by the university and the local chapter. By participating in an ISG, students gain knowledge and experience that moves them ahead of the competition when they graduate.