New COBIT 5 guide identifies top three cybersecurity game changers

ISACA forms Cybersecurity Task Force featuring leading industry CSOs

As part of its ongoing commitment to helping business and IT leaders maximize value and manage risk related to information and technology, ISACA also announced the formation of a cybersecurity task force to drive research, guidance and advocacy. Eight information security professionals from locations around the world were named to the Cybersecurity Task Force:

  • Eddie Schwartz, CISO at RSA, The Security Division of EMC (USA) (chair)
  • Brent Conran, Chief Security Officer, McAfee (USA)
  • Marcus Sachs, Vice President for National Security Policy, Verizon (USA)
  • Neil Barlow, Head of Information Security Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Euronext, NYSE (UK)
  • Samuel Linares, Director and Founder, Industrial Cybersecurity Center (Spain)
  • John Lyons, Chief Executive, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (UK)
  • Manuel Aceves, Director General, Cerberian Consulting (Mexico)
  • Derek Grocke, Security & Infrastructure Manager, Internode (Australia)

Transforming Cybersecurity Using COBIT 5 is the third installment in a cybersecurity series from ISACA, a global association of 110,000 information security, assurance, risk and governance professionals. The first two installments, Advanced Persistent Threat Awareness Study Results and Responding to Targeted Cyberattacks, are available at

The guide is available at no charge to members of ISACA; nonmembers can purchase a print or electronic version at

ISACA will address cybersecurity issues at its Information Security and Risk Management Conference in Las Vegas, held 6-8 November 2013.