ISACA Offers Guidance, Training Tools During Cyber Security Awareness Month

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.--()--Global business technology and cyber security association ISACA will build on its past leadership during Cyber Security Awareness Month with a trove of additional resources for industry professionals, their organizations and the public this October.

As the number and complexity of cyber threats and responses continue to escalate, cyber security awareness is growing globally. Most organizations plan to increase investment in cyber security technologies and training next year, according to the 2016 Cyber Security Investment Insights poll. The results also show that most organizations increased their cyber security training investment in 2016 compared to 2015.

ISACA’s agenda during the month will serve to further advance global awareness and capabilities. Just some of the cyber security resources to be offered though ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) include:

  • A new web resource with cybersecurity resource and guidance
  • Innovations and insights at cyber security conferences: CSX North America, 17-19 October in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; and CSX Europe, 31 October-2 November in London, UK;
  • The release of a new study on firmware security on 17 October
  • A new cyber security jobs index, featuring key industry data points, progress and analyses
  • Free cyber security-focused webinars, including an 18 October webinar on “Tips for Auditing Cyber Security”
  • Multiple cyber security-centered blog posts on the ISACA Now blog covering topics such as ransomware, threat intelligence and cyber risk assessment;
  • Participation in a series of cyber security-focused Twitter chats hosted by, using #ChatSTC, focused on the basics of online safety, creating a business culture of cyber security and navigating a continuously connected life.

ISACA CEO Matt Loeb, CGEIT, FASAE, CAE, said cyber security issues have shifted from an IT-centric priority to broader matters in business continuity, economic stability and public safety.

“October marks a good moment in time to think about these implications and take the necessary steps to ready ourselves and our organizations,” Loeb said. “We need to equip and strengthen the cyber security community along the entire continuum, from students to seasoned professionals.”

ISACA established the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) in response to an urgent global need for enhanced cyber security skills and training. CSX is a holistic resource for professionals and organizations offering the knowledge, tools, guidance and networking that allows them to be at the forefront of the rapidly changing cyber security landscape. ISACA’s CSX Practitioner Certification (CSXP), launched in 2015, was named the Best Professional Certification Program in the 2016 SC Magazine Awards.

ISACA is a champion of Cyber Security Awareness Month as an organization dedicated to promoting a safer, more secure and more trusted Internet. Additional cyber security resources throughout Cyber Security Awareness Month can be found at


ISACA® ( helps global professionals lead, adapt and assure trust in an evolving digital world by offering innovative and world-class knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global nonprofit association of 140,000 professionals in 180 countries. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), a holistic cybersecurity resource, and COBIT®, a business framework to govern enterprise technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ (CRISC™) credentials.



Jay Schwab, +1.847.660.5693

Release Summary

Global IT and cybersecurity association ISACA will celebrate Cyber Security Month with a new study on firmware security, a Cyber Security Jobs Index, its CSX conferences and a new web resource.


Jay Schwab, +1.847.660.5693