CA Sri Lanka helps fight cyber crime
With internet crimes increasing worldwide, the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently launched a Diploma
program which aims at giving professionals a thorough understanding on
how to safeguard their company's information in today's vulnerable world
where IT related crimes are excessively prevalent.
The Diploma in Information Systems Security, Control and Audit
(DISSCA) conducted jointly with the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of India featured Indian expert, Anand Prakash Jangid (ACA, CISA, CISM,
DISA and ACP) who was specially flown to the country as the resource
person for the diploma program.
With organisations being increasingly vulnerable to information
system-related risks, companies are taking special measures to ensure
that they can combat such forms of crimes and risks, the CA Sri Lanka
initiated diploma is a platform which educates managers, supervisors,
internal auditors, accountants and financial controllers on how to
safeguard their information.
The joint effort towards launching this diploma runs back to 2002 and
to date 450 students have been trained in 18 batches.
Harnessing world class competencies in systems audit, control and
security; enhancing technological skills of accounting professionals;
empowering organisations and accounting professionals to face
contemporary challenges in the current dynamic business environment; and
establishing standards in systems security, control and audit, good
governance and security practices
are amongst the objectives of this diploma.
Meanwhile, addressing the diploma awarding ceremony held recently at
CA Sri Lanka premises, Jangid said that according to statistics released
by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), cybercrime earnings has
today overtaken even drug trafficking. He advised that therefore steps
should be taken to ensure companies don't fall prey to such forms of
internet- based crimes and every effort should be taken to combat cyber