Uganda: Audit Association to Boost IT Governance

Computing

There have been recent highly publicised incidents of fraud and system failures have brought IT security and reliability in focus. Last week Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) was launched in Uganda to promote the education of individuals for the improvement and development of their capacity in relating to auditing.

"Members will get auditing management consulting in, or direct management of the fields of IT governance, IS audit, security, control and assurance," said Keto Kayemba the president of ISACA Uganda Chapter and the current assistant auditor general.

ISACA is a non-profit, global membership association for IT and information systems professionals. IT growth in the country has raised issues concerning governance which is fast becoming a success factor in any organisation.

"Organisations recognize the critical dependence of many business processes on IT, the need to comply with increasing regulatory compliance and the benefits of managing risk effectively," Kayemba adds.

She also adds that with the complexity of information systems, increased risks, and the need for compliance, it is important that organizations recruit and retain employees who can take a comprehensive view of information systems and their relationship to enterprise success.