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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-
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:
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Spear Phishing and Ransomware-
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Rausch Annouces Newest Advisory Board Member-
Rausch Advisory Services is pleased to announce Lori Kaczynski Director of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management and the Compliance Officer for Printpack has joined the Rausch Advisory Board.
"The Rausch board includes a diverse group of leaders who are considered visionary thinkers and strong decision makers in their respective fields. Mrs. Kaczynski is a welcomed addition to the board. She and the rest of the board exemplify an impressive blend of leadership competencies and skills needed to position Rausch for success as we work to continually advance the scope and quality of services Rausch provides it's clients." said Managing Partner Michael Lisenby.
Atlanta Business Chronicle Data Breach Interview-
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:
COSO Framework & CCM-
The new COSO Framework and Continuous Controls MonitoringHas your organization addressed monitoring activities as stated by the updated COSO framework? The new COSO framework now has Computerized Monitoring as a “Principle”.
Principle 16: Ongoing Evaluations:
“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 recently spoke at IIA & ISACA-
Rausch Advisory Services’ Wylie Roberts recently spoke at the IIA & ISACA joint session in Atlanta GA
Wylie Roberts a 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.
After attending this session, participants were be able to:
- Explain the benefits of implementing Continuous Controls Monitoring;
- Identify and list the components and tools necessary to establish a CCM program; and
- Analyze key concepts and lessons learned from the case studies.
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 and 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 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, enabled 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 interim CFO and Controller. He has a BBA in Finance from Georgia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia.
Rausch Advisory Services to Speak at ISACA Atlanta-
Rausch Advisory Services’ Michael Lisenby to speak at ISACA Atlanta
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 will be 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 on-line 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 in an airport, cafe, hotel or some other public space, you may be exposing your credit card information and other types of important data.
Michael Lisenby, Managing Partner of Rausch Advisory Services will give a live demonstration of how hackers are breaching your personal and corporate data through Wi-Fi connections from a man-in-the-middle hot-spot honeypot. He will also demonstrate 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.