ISACA Introduces New Database Audit Program

Schaumburg, Ill. (July 7, 2022) — A business' database is a favorite target  of malicious actors for its trove of valuable stored, processed and transmitted  data. It is critical for auditors and cybersecurity professionals to understand  the risk involved with enterprise databases and to consider high-level controls  to provide the necessary security. ISACA’s new educational resource, the Database Audit Program, offers guidance for assurance professionals concerning database  deployments through targeted, platform-specific audit testing, practical  guidance and native database management tool usage.

The Database Audit Program is designed  to prepare and upskill IT auditors and cybersecurity professionals with the appropriate  database knowledge to properly support this widespread technology. The program  provides auditors with an evaluation framework for addressing the effectiveness  of the implemented controls in order to enable enterprises to strengthen the confidentiality,  integrity and availability of their databases.

“With the prominence of databases in  today’s cybersecurity setting, it is crucial that all of the personal and  business data they store are secure,” says Robin Lyons, ISACA IT Audit Professional  Practices Principal. “ISACA’s new audit program demonstrates ISACA’s commitment  to providing IT auditors and cybersecurity professionals with relevant resources  to evaluate and improve security controls.”

The Database Audit Program is US$25 for  ISACA members and US$49 for nonmembers and can be accessed at

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ISACA® ( is a global community advancing individuals and  organizations in their pursuit of digital trust. For more than 50 years, ISACA  has equipped individuals and enterprises with the knowledge, credentials,  education, training and community to progress their careers, transform their  organizations, and build a more trusted and ethical digital world. ISACA is a  global professional association and learning organization that leverages the  expertise of its more than 165,000 members who work in digital trust fields  such as information security, governance, assurance, risk, privacy and quality.  It has a presence in 188 countries, including 225 chapters worldwide. Through  its foundation One In Tech, ISACA supports IT education and career pathways for  underresourced and underrepresented populations.