Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (25 June 2012)—Christos K. Dimitriadis, Ph.D., CISA, CISM, CRISC, head of information security of INTRALOT GROUP, Athens, Greece, was reinstalled as international vice president of ISACA—a nonprofit association serving more than 100,000 IT governance, assurance, risk and security professionals in 180 countries—at its World Congress: INSIGHTS 2012 conference in San Francisco, CA, USA, today.

Founded in 1969, ISACA develops international standards for information systems auditing and control; provides education and training; and administers the 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) designations. Additionally, ISACA developed COBIT, the internationally accepted framework for governance and management of enterprise IT. The latest version, COBIT 5, was released in April.

Dimitriadis was first elected international vice president of ISACA in 2010. This will be his third term.

“Christos continues to bring enthusiasm and valuable contributions to ISACA’s board,” said Greg Grocholski, CISA, chief audit executive at The Dow Chemical Company, who was elected international president of ISACA. “His global experience and vast knowledge are a testament to his dedication to the profession, and ISACA truly benefits from his involvement.”

At INTRALOT, Dimitriadis manages information security in more than 50 countries. He has been working in the area of information security for more than 12 years and has authored more than 80 security-related publications. He provides information security services to the European Commission Directorate Generals, European Ministries and international organizations, as well as business consulting services to entrepreneurial companies. Dimitriadis holds a Ph.D. in information security.

Dimitriadis is chair of ISACA’s COBIT Security Task Force. He has also served ISACA as chair of its External Relations Committee and member of the Relations Board, Academic Relations Committee, ISACA Journal Editorial Committee and Business Model for Information Security work group.

“ISACA is supporting professionals and organizations in creating trust in and value from information systems, and promoting the adaptation of technology by our society. I believe that this serves the core values of information technology: improving quality of life and supporting the global economy,” said Dimitriadis. “I am honored by my reelection and eager to work hard to serve the needs of ISACA constituents.”

In addition to Grocholski and Dimitriadis, nine other IT professionals were named to ISACA leadership positions for the 2012-2013 term. Elected as international vice presidents were Allan Boardman, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CA (SA), CISSP, information risk manager at Morgan Stanley (UK); Juan Luis Carselle, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, head of IT infrastructure at Walmart de Mexico y Centro America (Mexico); Ramsés Gallego, CISM, CGEIT, CCSK, CISSO, CISSP, SCPM, security strategist at Quest Software (Spain); Tony Hayes, CGEIT, AFCHSE, CHE, FACS, FCPA, FIIA, associate director-general of the Department of Communities in the Queensland Government (Australia); Jeff Spivey, CRISC, CPP, PSP, director of Security Risk Management Inc. (SRM) (USA); and Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, chief audit executive at Smals (Belgium).

Three directors were appointed to ISACA’s board: John Ho Chi, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CBCP, partner in IT Risk and Assurance at Ernst & Young Singapore (Singapore); Krysten M. McCabe, CISA, senior manager in the Assurance and Advisory Management Program at The Home Depot (USA); and Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, MACS CP, director of information security at RSM Bird Cameron (Australia).

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With more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT 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) designations.

ISACA continually updates and expands the practical guidance and product family based on the COBIT framework. COBIT helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.

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