David Samuelson has been named CEO of ISACA, a global association with members working in IT audit, governance, risk and security.
Samuelson joins ISACA following executive leadership roles as founder and CEO of Pinpoint Learning; executive vice president and general manager at Capstone Publishers; and more than 15 years in executive roles at Pearson plc. In recent months, Samuelson served as CEO of GreaterGood.com and on the board of its nonprofit partner, GreaterGood.org.
“I am honored to embrace the expansive opportunities for growth, creative solutions and innovation to better serve the ISACA community,” said Samuelson. “I intend to bring a new level of energy, urgency and executional focus to the important services we provide to our members around the world. I am committed to working closely with our members, volunteers, and professional staff to accelerate our mission of advancing global business leaders in technology, information and cybersecurity, governance, and risk.”
Samuelson said he plans to initially focus on increasing member value through modern learning and certification delivery worldwide; emphasizing relevant professional learning community opportunities through conferences and chapters; and underscoring the world-class enterprise solutions ISACA offers organizations.
ISACA recently was named most important nonprofit in the cybersecurity industry in the last 30 years by SC Media. The association runs a globally recognized certification program, including the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and CSX Cybersecurity Practitioner (CSX-P) credentials.
ISACA developed the COBIT framework, which helps companies govern and manage their information and technology, and recently launched the newest version, COBIT 2019. ISACA also created Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to help enterprises develop their cybersecurity work force and address the global skills shortage.
ISACA is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., and has an office in Beijing, China.
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