Get to know us

As a member of ISACA Orange County, you are not just enhancing your professional credentials; you are becoming part of a movement. A movement that values knowledge, ambition, and the collective strength of a community dedicated to excellence in cybersecurity and IT governance.

Empowering Cybersecurity and IT Governance

Collaboration, mentorship, and continuous learning

Our mission

Dedicated to empowering the Orange County cybersecurity and IT governance community, the ISACA Orange County Chapter is a beacon for professional growth, leadership, and international acclaim. We're committed to fostering a dynamic network for collaboration, mentorship, and career advancement, all while upholding ISACA's global excellence standards.

Our vision

We strive to cultivate a community where collaboration, mentorship, and career growth are not just goals, but realities, ensuring our members lead and innovate on the global stage in line with ISACA's standards of excellence. Together, we aspire to shape a world where our collective expertise and events make a lasting, positive impact on the international IT governance and cybersecurity landscape.

  • Professional Development: Through our comprehensive range of workshops, seminars, and educational events, members gain access to cutting-edge knowledge and skills.

  • Networking Opportunities: Our events and forums provide a platform for members to connect, share insights, and build lasting professional relationships.

  • Mentorship and Collaboration: We believe in the power of mentorship and collaborative learning. Our chapter facilitates mentor-mentee relationships and encourages knowledge sharing among members.

  • Global Recognition and Local Impact: While aligned with ISACA’s global standards, we focus on making a tangible impact in the Orange County region, ensuring our members' contributions are recognized both locally and internationally.

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group of people sitting beside rectangular wooden table with laptops
”The in-person networking opportunities at ISACA Orange County are unparalleled. Thanks to the connections I made at one of their events, I landed an amazing job at EY. It's more than just a meeting place; it's a launchpad for your career.”

- Tracy Burke

”The hands-on workshops offered by ISACA Orange County have been instrumental in my professional development. The practical skills I've gained are invaluable and have directly contributed to my growth in the IT governance field. Truly a top-notch learning experience!”

- Brian Moten

”I'm continually impressed by the quality and variety of FREE events hosted by ISACA Orange County. These gatherings have significantly expanded my professional network, connecting me with like-minded professionals and industry leaders. An incredible resource for anyone looking to grow in the cybersecurity field!”

- Joyce Gould

”Joining ISACA Orange County has been one of the best decisions of my professional life. The team is not only welcoming but also highly professional, creating an environment that is both supportive and conducive to learning. Their commitment to member growth and community building is evident in everything they do.”

- Sharon Roddy

Current Board Members

Our current board members, dedicated volunteers at the heart of our chapter, play a pivotal role in driving our services and initiatives, bringing their expertise and passion to enhance the value we offer to our members.

Nemi George

Chapter President

Pradeep Simha

Vice President

Waleed Hammad

Vice President

Jason James

Governor

Sanjeev Tak

Treasurer

Pauline Tsang

Director of Education

Mallory Vega

Director of Operations

Shri Bhatia

Director of Sponsorship

Victor Monga

Governor

Sivateja Vangimalla

Board member

Rishi Sharma

CPE coordinator

OUR STORY

At the Heart of Service, Strengthening Our Community

Founded in 2009, the ISACA Orange County Chapter has quickly become a pivotal force in the local IT and cybersecurity community. Established with a vision to provide a dedicated platform for professionals in the region, our chapter has been at the forefront of fostering local networking, career development, and education in the ever-evolving field of cybersecurity.

From its inception, the chapter recognized the growing need for a community where like-minded professionals could connect, share insights, and grow together. It set out to fill this gap by organizing a variety of events aimed at bringing together experts, enthusiasts, and learners in the fields of IT governance, risk management, and cybersecurity.

Over the years, the ISACA Orange County Chapter has become synonymous with high-quality, engaging events that not only provide networking opportunities but also offer valuable learning experiences. These events range from workshops and seminars to conferences and informal meetups, all designed to keep members abreast of the latest trends and best practices in cybersecurity.

The chapter's commitment to building careers is evident in its efforts to provide resources and support for professional development. Whether it's through certification preparation sessions, mentorship programs, or speaking engagements, the focus has always been on empowering members to advance their careers in IT audit, risk management, and information security.

As we look back on our journey since 2009, the ISACA Orange County Chapter stands proud of its achievements in creating a vibrant and dynamic community. It's a community that not only stays ahead of the curve in terms of technology and skills but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and support among its members.

Looking to the future, the chapter remains dedicated to its mission of serving the local IT and cybersecurity community, continually adapting and evolving to meet the changing needs of our industry and our members.

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