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Global IT Association ISACA Welcomes New Chapter in Casablanca

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (22 September 2016)—Information technology professionals in Casablanca, Morocco, have formed a new chapter of ISACA, a global professional association serving the IT cyber security, audit, risk and governance professions. ISACA has more than 140,000 constituents in 187 countries. The ISACA Casablanca Chapter has more than 50 members at its start, and is among 215 ISACA chapters in 92 countries.

 

ISACA Casablanca Chapter President Halim Jadi, CISA, CRISC, said the Casablanca chapter will work to promote industry best practices as well as foster collaboration among local professionals and with other ISACA chapters.

 

“We decided to form the local chapter of ISACA to consolidate what has been achieved with the implementation of best practices and to promote the education of individuals for the improvement and development of their capabilities relating to IT governance, auditing, IT security and assurance,” Jadi said.

 

The local business community, government, university students and others will benefit from ISACA resources and guidance, including its certifications:

 

  • 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)

  • CSX Practitioner (a skills-based cyber security certification offered through ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus [CSX])

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    The ISACA Casablanca Chapter is among 16 ISACA chapters in Africa. Jadi said the chapter looks forward to partnering with others across the continent.

     

    “The creation of the ISACA Casablanca Chapter also is motivated by our commitment to contribute, together with other African chapters, to the promotion of good practices recommended by ISACA in Africa,” Jadi said.

     

    The new chapter plans an official launch event in December. Officers of the ISACA Casablanca Chapter include:

     

  • President—Halim Jadi, CISA, CRISC

  • Vice President—Taieb Debbagh

  • Vice President—Mounim Zaghloul, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC

  • Secretary—Jamal Skiti, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC

  • Treasurer—Hamid El Jamali, CISA

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    The ISACA Casablanca Chapter will offer members the opportunity to attend training and skills-development sessions, in addition to networking and social events.

     

    ISACA offers credentialing, education, guidance and community for IT security, assurance, risk and governance professionals. The association established its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) to address the global cyber security skills shortage and help organizations develop strong cyber security workforces. ISACA also offers COBIT, a business framework that helps organizations govern and manage their information and technology.

     

    For additional information about ISACA, please visit www.isaca.org. For additional information on the ISACA Casablanca Chapter, visit www.isaca.org/casablanca-chapter.

     

    About ISACA

    ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.

     

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISACANews 

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