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Robert E. Davis obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Business Law and a Master of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems from Temple and West Chester University; respectively. In addition, during his twenty years of involvement in education, Robert acquired Postgraduate and Professional Technical licenses in Computer Science and Computer Systems Technology. Robert 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 the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Enrichment Corporation, Raytheon Company, United States Interstate Commerce Commission, Dow Jones & Company and Fidelity/First Fidelity (Wells Fargo) corporations as well as other organizations; in staff through management positions.
Prior to 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. Specifically, his published credits include:
•Assuring IT Governance
•Assuring IT Legal Compliance
•Ensuring Information Assets Protection
•IT Auditing: An Adaptive System
•IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection
•IT Auditing: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
•IT Auditing: Information Assets Protection
•IT Auditing: Information Security Governance
•IT Auditing: Irregular and Illegal Acts
•IT Auditing: IT Governance
•IT Auditing: IT Service Delivery and Support
•IT Auditing: Systems and Infrastructure Life Cycle Management
•IT Auditing: The Process
Robert has authored articles addressing IT issues for The Institute of Internal Auditors, IT Governance LTD and ISACA as well as peer reviewed Carnegie Mellon University's technical report "Comparing eSCM-SP v2 and COBIT" and five chapters of Bloomsbury's "Effective Auditing for Corporates".
In regards to training individuals in the information systems audit process, he has provided instruction to the Data Processing Management Association, ISACA-Philadelphia Chapter CISA Review Course participants, 3rd Annual Securasia Congress delegates and an Internet CISA study group.
Robert is a recognized 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, he has been featured in Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management Alumni Newsletter as well as The Institute for Internal Controls e-newsletter. Furthermore, he has achieved recognition as the (First and Inaugural) Temple University CISA in Residence and a Temple University Master of Science in IT Auditing and Cyber-Security Advisory Councilmen. Lastly, he has accepted invitations to join the Thomson Reuters' Expert Witness List, the IT Governance LTD expert panel, The Compliance Authority's leading experts and specialists, as well as the International Association of IT Governance Standards honorary membership group.