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Dr. Robert E. Davis

Dr. Robert E. Davis obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Business Law, a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems, and a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems Management from Temple, West Chester, and Walden University; respectively. Moreover, during his twenty years of involvement in education, Dr. Davis acquired Postgraduate and Professional Technical licenses in Computer Science and Computer Systems Technology. Dr. Davis also obtained the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certificate — after passing the 1988 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.

Since starting his career as an information systems (IS) auditor, Robert has provided data security consulting and IS auditing services to corporations as well as other organizations; in staff through management positions. Before engaging in the practice of IS auditing and information security consulting; Robert (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). Furthermore, he has prior experience as a freelance writer of IT audit and information security training material.

Dr. Davis received recognition as an accomplished, energetic auditor, author, and speaker with a sound mix of experience and skills in monitoring and evaluating controls. Based on his accomplishments, Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management Alumni Newsletter, as well as The Institute for Internal Controls e-newsletter featured Dr. Davis. Furthermore, he is an Advisory Board Member of The Institute for Internal Controls, the first and inaugural Temple University CISA in Residence and a founding Temple University Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security Advisory Councilmen. Last, he accepted invitations to join Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society, the Golden Key International Honour Society, the Thomson Reuters' Expert Witness List, the IT Governance LTD expert panel, as well as the International Association of IT Governance Standards honorary membership group.

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Industry: Banking and Finance

Duration: 60 Minutes

Recorded Session

Stemming from fiduciary responsibilities, an Information technology (IT) leader’s information systems related due-care drives appropriate information security due-diligence activities. Administrative due-care redresses activity responsibility, whereby due-diligence includes continuously promoting compliance. Interpretively, an organization’s information systems should represent resources committed to collecting data, processing transactions, and communicating operational results within defined legal limits. Consequently, an enterprise’s management must ensure due-diligence is exercised by all individuals involved in the development as well as the deployment of information systems.

There are a variety of potential IT service threats that can convert to intentional or unintentional incidents requiring adequate IT service support. If restoring service normalcy as swiftly as possible and minimizing adverse impacts on entity operations are the primary incident management process goals, then IT support personnel achievement of expected performance levels ensures maintaining the highest possible service quality and availability levels.

Industry: Banking and Finance

Duration: 60 Minutes

Recorded Session

Information is one of the most valuable and business-critical assets for any organization. In today’s hyper-connected world, organizations are facing large-scale information security threats and destructive cyber-attacks. International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) 27001 certification confirms that your organization has appropriate controls in place to reduce the risk of serious data security threats and reduces the exploitation of vulnerabilities within your organization’s systems.

Organizations had until 1 January 2019 to comply with the CCPA. The potential CCPA certification schemes, such as the International Organization for ISO/IEC 27001 framework, can assist in demonstrating that the organization is actively managing data protection mechanisms in line with international best practices.

By implementing ISO/IEC 27001, your organization is deploying an information security management system that enables support by top leadership, organizational culture and strategy integration, with constant monitoring, updating and review capabilities. Your organization will be able to ensure that the information security management system adapts to changes – both in the external and internal business environment – as well as identifies and reduces risks through using a process of continual improvement.