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I am a management audit consultant/senior audit manager, a freelance writer, a Pleier Corporation and Boson Software author as well as a Temple University instructor. My information systems audit specializations include Control Objectives for Information and related Technology, Sarbanes-Oxley Act and The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Regarding information security and privacy, I am available to provide International Organization for Standardization-27000 series, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, and Basel III consulting. My primary computer technology research interests are databases, operating systems, and distributed information systems processing.
Since starting my career as an information systems (IS) auditor, I have provided data security consulting and information systems auditing services to the United States Enrichment Corporation, Raytheon Company, United States Interstate Commerce Commission, Dow Jones & Company, and Fidelity/First Fidelity (Wells Fargo) corporations and other organizations; in staff through management positions.
Prior to engaging in the practice of IS auditing and information security consulting; I (as a corporate employee) provided inventory as well as general accounting services to Philip Morris, USA and general accounting services to Philadelphia National Bank (Wells Fargo).
I graduated from Temple University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degree, respectively. While attending Temple University, my major areas of study were Business Law and Accounting. Subsequently, I successfully completed the requirements for a Management Information Systems subject major at West Chester University. I obtained the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate, after passing the Information Systems Audit and Control Association's rigorous three hundred and fifty multiple-choice questions examination and was conferred the Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) certificate by the Institute for Internal Controls.
During my twenty-year professional involvement in education, I have acquired postgraduate and professional technical licenses in computer science and computer systems technology (issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia). I have also authored articles for ITAUDIT magazine and ISACA Journal ("Did IT Auditing Forget the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?" and "Preserving Electronically Encoded Evidence"). Furthermore, I am a former ISACA-Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors' member and College Relation Chairman.
Educationally, I am currently a management information systems instructor at the Temple University Fox School of Business. Lastly, regarding training individuals in the information systems audit process, I have provided instruction to an Internet CISA study group, the Data Processing Management Association, ComplianceOnline webinar participants and the ISACA-Philadelphia Chapter CISA Review course.