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In a world where technology and business terms may become complex and confusing, it is important to define the terminology and acronyms for the topics we discuss on our website and in our collateral.

Terminology and Acronyms
Term/Acronym Definition
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CGEIT Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT
CIO Chief Information Officer
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISM Certified Information Security Manager
CISO Chief Information Security Officer
CMMI Capability Maturity Model Integration
COBIT Control Objectives for Information and related Technology
COSO U.S. Committee of Sponsoring Organizations
COSO ERM COSO Enterprise Risk Management
CRISC Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
GRC Governance, Risk, and Compliance
ISACA Information Systems Audit and Control Association
ISO International Standards Organization
ISO 9000 ISO 9000 Quality Management System Standard
ISO 27001 ISO 27001 IT Security Standard
ISO 27002 ISO 27002 IT Security Standard
ISO 38500 ISO 38500 IT Governance Standard
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
OCEG Open Compliance and Ethics Group
PCAOB Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
PCI-DSS Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
PMO Program Management Office
SDLC Software Development Life Cycle
SEC U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SEI Software Engineering Institute
SLA Service Level Agreement
SOA Service-Oriented Architecture
SOX Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
VPN Virtual Private Network