Khara Lounsbury, technology audit manager with Chesterfield County’s Department of Internal Audit, recently earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor, or CISA, credential from ISACA. The CISA designation is a globally recognized certification for information systems audit control, assurance and security professionals. The CISA certification demonstrates Lounsbury has the knowledge, skills, and the credibility to offer opinions and solutions, and to audit all areas related to information systems.
Lounsbury passed an exam and successfully met CISA experience and education requirements. The exam tests professional knowledge across five domains, including auditing; governance and management; system acquisition, development and implementation; system operations, maintenance, and service management; and protection of information assets.
“I appreciate Khara continuing to build her technology knowledge,” said Greg Akers, internal audit director. “Obtaining her CISA credential strengthens our team and allows us to increase our focus on a critical risk area.”
The Chesterfield County Department of Internal Audit’s mission is to provide objective analysis and information to management and those charged with governance. This helps to provide residents an efficient, customer-oriented government with the highest ethics and integrity. Lounsbury’s new certification adds to the professional credentials held by Internal Audit’s 10-member team, which includes four certified public accountants, a certified internal auditor, three certified fraud examiners, and a chartered global management accountant.
With more than 140,000 professionals in over 180 countries, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking and career development for information systems audit, control, security, cybersecurity, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through its globally respected certifications.