ISACA releases new materials for academic professionals

By : |August 7, 2013 0

MUMBAI, INDIA: ISACA, a nonprofit association of more than 110,000 IT security, assurance and governance professionals in 180 countries, has released new materials for academic professionals to use free of charge as an integral part of their information security curriculum.

Caselets (brief case studies), a student book and supporting teaching notes are now available and incorporate guidance from COBIT 5 for Information Security, said a release from ISACA.

Professors and teachers can use the set of educational materials to explain and present principles of COBIT 5 for Information Security in their curricula and courses on information systems management, information security management and information systems auditing.


COBIT 5 is a business framework for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology. It provides globally accepted principles, practices, analytical tools and models designed to help business and IT leaders maximize trust in and value from their enterprise’s information and technology assets.

KameswaraRaoNamuduri, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CISSP, University of North Texas, USA, chair of ISACA’s Academic Program Subcommittee, said: “The ISACA model curriculum and student book reflect the latest needs of the industry as they are being updated each year by professionals and academicians who serve as volunteers.”

“Students benefit immensely by learning from these classroom materials, giving them a chance to prepare well before they take their first job in the industry.”

The new classroom materials, developed by international academic professionals and practitioners, include:

* Information Security Using COBIT 5 for Information Security: Caselets
* Information Security Using COBIT 5 for Information Security: Caselets-Teaching Notes
* Information Security Student Book: Using COBIT 5 for Information Security

The caselets on information security governance, risk management, program development and management, and incident response are designed for graduate and senior undergraduate classes.

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