Dr. Vivek Menon, Associate Professor of Information Systems at Amrita School of Business, Kochi has been accepted into the Academic Advocate Program of ISACA and has been designated as an ISACA Academic Advocate for Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. ISACA is an independent, nonprofit, global association, which engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems and has more than 115,000 members worldwide. The ISACA Academic Advocate serves as a link between research, teaching, and practice in the areas of IS Audit/Assurance, Security / Cybersecurity, IT Governance and Risk professions. Dr. Vivek Menon, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), has been teaching Information Systems courses at the Amrita School of Business across campuses at Amritapuri, Kochi and Coimbatore since 2001 and has been involved in offering an elective course on IT Governance, Risk & Compliance since 2013. He is also a member of the ISACA Cochin Chapter.
Recently, Dr. Vivek Menon had attended the ISACA India Conference 2014 organized by ISACA Mumbai Chapter at The Palladium Hotel, Mumbai from July 25-27, 2014. With the theme "GRC 2.0 for SMAC”, this year’s conference saw participation from over 150 corporate delegates across India. This event brought together domain experts and professionals from across industries to share their insights on the next level of GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) that will enable business to address security challenges related to the adoption of SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud) technologies. A quiz related to the theme of the conference is a major draw of this event every year. After being shortlisted amongst the Top10 for the quiz finals based on an individual written round, Dr. Vivek Menon teamed up with Mr. Ashish Kirtikar (Aegon Religare) and emerged runner up in a closely contested final. The prizes were sponsored by Trend Micro.
ISACA certifications are globally accepted and recognized and combine the achievement of passing an exam with credit for work and educational experience. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is ISACA's globally recognized cornerstone certification for IS, audit, control, assurance, and security professionals who control, monitor, and assess an organization's information technology and business systems. This certification is considered as current industry standard for IT auditors. CISA is ranked among the most sought-after and highest-paying IT certifications as per the quarterly IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index (ITSCPI) from Foote Partners.