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ISACA CISM Designation Named 2012 SC Magazine Awards Finalist for Best Professional Certification Program

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA — ISACA has been named a finalist in the 2012 SC Magazine Awards US for exemplary professional leadership in information security. Its Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designation was acknowledged in the Professional Award category for Best Professional Certification Program.

“ISACA is a great example of leadership for the entire information security industry with its strong policies and practices that have led to their selection as a finalist,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. “This category continually evolves as the industry learns best practices from each other, and it’s an honor to recognize ISACA’s efforts.”

Many talented information security professionals from end-user companies entered the Professional Award category, which is judged by a panel of renowned security professionals from many different industries. The panel conducts in-depth analysis and considers many factors in narrowing down the field to announce the finalists.

In its 15th year, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the fervent work of government, commercial and nonprofit organizations—all working to help improve global security.

“ISACA’s mission is to help IT professionals and their employers achieve trust in, and value from, information and systems, and a key component of that is effective information security,” said Allan Boardman, chair of ISACA’s Credentialing Board. “We are honored that the SC Magazine Awards program has recognized the CISM certification’s contribution to the industry.”

Winners of the SC Magazine Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 28 February 2012.

ISACA advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through four certifications: CISM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). Additional information is available at


With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences; publishes the ISACA Journal; administers the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC certifications; and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. ISACA continually updates COBIT, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.