Robert E. Davis
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.
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Assuring Information Security
“Assuring Information Security” was written with the intent to create quality quick reference material for assurance service practitioners to enable addressing protection mandates.
Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Follow-up Process
This first edition of Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Follow-up Process is part of an electronic booklets series providing comprehensive IS audit planning, study, evaluation, testing, and reporting methods. In terms of content, these monographs convert selected audit standards into practical applications using detailed examples.
IT Auditing: An Adaptive Process
“IT Auditing: An Adaptive Process” is a self-contained tool for learning IT audit process flexibility -- while performing effective IT audits -- as well as companion subject matter material for “IT Auditing: The Process.”
Assuring IT Governance
“Assuring IT Governance” was written with the intent to create quality quick reference material for assurance service practitioners. Therefore, this pocket guide is appropriate for entity employees interested in ensuring, or verifying, the design and deployment of IT Governance.
Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Reporting Process
IS audit area reporting mastery reflects professional experience and training. Regarding subject mastery, this booklet presents finding form analysis, draft report writing and presentation; which can be translated, if practiced, into professional experience. Chronologically, this monograph describes required audit steps performed during an audit area assignment.
Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Testing Process
IS audit area testing mastery reflects professional experience and training. Regarding subject mastery, this booklet presents methods and techniques available for testing computer programs, files, and information systems; which can be translated, if practiced, into professional experience. Chronologically, this monograph describes required audit steps performed during an audit area assignment.
Ensuring Information Assets Protection
“Ensuring Information Assets Protection” presents a proven approach to deploying entity-centric IT security frameworks, architectures, methods, and techniques. In terms of content, this publication converts selected standards and guidelines into practical applications using detailed examples and conceptual graphics.
Assuring IT Legal Compliance
“Assuring IT Legal Compliance” was written with the intent to create quality quick reference material for assurance service practitioners. Therefore, this pocket guide is appropriate for entity employees interested in ensuring, or verifying, IT legal compliance in any industry or geographic location.
Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Planning Process
IS audit area planning mastery reflects professional experience and training. Regarding subject mastery, this booklet contains a detail plan preparation, documentation, and presentation process for IS audits; which can be translated, if practiced, into professional experience.
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