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Rausch's Managing Partner was recently interviewed by Internal Auditor Magazine. Mike shared his insights on Ransomware and Internal Audits role regarding the growing threats. Mike has spoken nationally on topics covering Cybersecurity, Spear Phishing, Ransomeware, the art of ethical hacking, IT Audit, Governance risk and Compliance and emerging IT trends. The article can be viewed and downloaded here:
Rausch Advisory Services held another Execuritve learning series event on March 29, 2018. The topic discussed was the EU General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR is one of the biggest changes in regulation of data protection and privacy that was effective on 25th May, 2018. GDPR’s intent is to ensure that organizations are including “privacy by design” in their security strategies and making them more accountable to their customers. The goal of the upcoming executive panel discussion is to help educate the attendees on the requirements laid out by GDPR and to consider the steps that are necessary towards compliance.
The event featured a panel discussion of industry leading experts. The group of panelists represented Information Security, Legal, Risk Compliance, Internal Audit and Finance. The panel gave their perspectives on GDPR and helped to provide education and advice through their experience.
A presentation from the session can be viewed and downloaded here, Download the Rausch Presentation Below:
Rausch's Managing Partner is featured in New Horizons Magazine. New Horizons Magazine is dedicated to the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors (AHIA). Mike has spoken at the AHIA conference several times as a featured speaker. The article can be viewed and downloaded here:
The Atlanta Business Chronicle recently interviewed Rausch's Managing Partner Michael Lisenby for the article "Internal audit sees more focus on data breach risks". This article and the entire Internal Audit Industry Focus section can be viewed here:
Has your organization addressed monitoring activities as stated by the updated COSO framework? The new COSO framework now has Computerized Monitoring as a “Principle”.
“Technology offers an opportunity to use computerized monitoring, which has a very high standard of objectivity (once programmed and tested) and allows for efficient review of large volumes of data at a low cost. Advances in automated activities have made continuous monitoring computer applications available, and these should be considered when selecting ongoing evaluations.”
Rausch Advisory Services LLC. is currently helping organizations address Continuous Controls Monitoring “CCM” through the Rausch PIVOT methodology. You can see how we are reducing SOX controls, revolutionizing internal audit and implementing true CCM for our clients without implementing any new systems. Download the PIVOT whitepaper.
Rausch Advisory Services’ Wylie Roberts recently spoke at the IIA & ISACA joint session in Atlanta GA.
Wylie Roberts, Principal from Rausch Advisory Services presented a few recent case studies on Continuous Controls Monitoring (CCM) and how the future of Internal Audit is changing. The presentation was on October 10th.
As a quick overview, most finance and audit executives are aware of CCM and the benefits of such programs, yet very few organizations have implemented these cost savings and prevention techniques. CCM can provide assurance to senior management and process owners in real-time that the enterprise is continuously aware of its key risks, is highlighting revenue leakage opportunities and potential breaches in compliance. The case study presented by Rausch Advisory Services will highlight these techniques that were deployed and generated significant Return on Investment for the clients.Click Here to Read More
As a quick overview, most finance and audit executives are aware of CCM and the benefits of such programs, yet very few organizations have implemented these cost savings and prevention techniques. CCM can provide assurance to senior management and process owners in real-time that the enterprise is continuously aware of its key risks, is highlighting revenue leakage opportunities and potential breaches in compliance. The case study presented by Rausch Advisory Services will highlight these techniques that were deployed and generated significant Return on Investment for the clients.
Wylie Roberts leads the Rausch Business Performance Improvement, Systems, and Governance Practice. Wylie has over 20 years of expertise in Finance, strategic use of Information Technology, and Process Improvement for multinational corporations gained in senior positions with KPMG Consulting, other national consulting firms, and private industry. Throughout his career, he has helped companies optimize process efficiencies. He also controls across the entire value chain and is familiar with all process areas/cycles and the systems and accounting treatment related to them. He has helped design, implement, project manage, outsource, or integrate a large variety of Accounting and ERP systems, budgeting tools, business intelligence systems, imaging, workflow, operational, and has shared services processes. He is familiar with every major database system and is fluent in SQL and database concepts. His multi -disciplinary background and strong technology focus, enable him to help organizations drive their finance, audit, and accounting functions to world-class levels and cut costs significantly.
Wylie has extensive experience serving clients across multiple industries, including providing professional services in the area of SDLC Project Management, Governance, Internal Audit, Systems Implementations, Conversions, Business Intelligence, Process Improvement and serving as an interim CFO and Controller. He has BBA in Finance from Georgia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.
Michael Lisenby, Managing Partner of Rausch Advisory Services will be presenting a live demonstration how hackers are breaching personal and corporate data through public Wi-Fi hot spots. The meeting was on November 21, 2014. More information can be found at http://www.isaca-atlanta.org/
Free Wi-Fi, is your information safe? Beware of security risks to you and your company!
Do you shop online or check your emails while sitting at Starbucks? Does your company utilize VPN’s when you’re utilizing public Wi-Fi connections? If you use free Wi-Fi connection at airports, cafes, hotels or some other public space(s), you may be exposing your credit card information and other types of important data.Click Here to Read More
Michael Lisenby, Managing Partner of Rausch Advisory Services will gave a live demonstration of how hackers breach your personal and corporate data through Wi-Fi connections from a man-in-the-middle hot-spot honeypot. He also demonstrated what IT Auditors can do to help secure their organizations against potential loss.
Mike is the founder and Managing Partner for Rausch Advisory Services LLC. Mike has over 18+ years of experience in helping businesses manage their technology resources and compliance needs effectively. His experience includes consulting and co-sourcing, IT security, IT audits, regulatory compliance, and technology security assessments, risk identification, assessment and evaluation; risk response; risk monitoring; IT control design and implementation; and IT control monitoring and maintenance.
Mike has held leadership roles with Arthur Andersen and several other National Consulting Firms, and has prior IT Audit experience with Fortune Brands and Philip Morris.
He designed a Virtual Security Technology Center for a National Consulting Firm and ran an ethical hacking / penetration testing team for Arthur Andersen.