Robert E. Davis

Biography

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. In addition, 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, Dr. Davis 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; Dr. Davis (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 has authored articles addressing IT issues for ITAudit magazine, ISACA Journal, and IT Governance, LTD as well as peer reviewed Carnegie Mellon University's technical report "Comparing eSCM-SP v2 and COBIT" and five chapters of Bloomsbury Publishing'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, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association and an Internet CISA study group. Additionally, Dr. Davis has presented webinars for Compliance4all, Compliance IQ, Compliance Online, and Online Compliance Panel registrants. Dr, Davis also is a former ISACA-Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors’ member as well as Chairman of College Relations and the inaugural CISA in Residence at Temple University.

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, 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 is 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 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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Books

Assuring Information Security
Series: Assurance Services, Book 3. Price: $24.95 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Auditing
“Assuring Information Security” was written with the intent to create quality quick reference material for assurance service practitioners to enable addressing protection mandates.
IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection
Series: IT Auditing, Book 2. Price: $59.95 USD. Words: 75,740. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Auditing
"IT Auditing: Assuring Information Assets Protection" provides a proven approach to assessing IT security frameworks, architectures, methods, and techniques.
Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Follow-up Process
Series: Information Systems Auditing, Book 5. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Training and certification
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
Series: IT Auditing, Book 1. Price: $39.46 USD. Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Training and certification
“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
Series: Assurance Services, Book 2. Price: $24.95 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Enterprise IT management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Auditing
“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
Series: Information Systems Auditing, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Training and certification
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
Series: Information Systems Auditing, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Training and certification
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.
Information Systems Auditing: The IS Audit Study and Evaluation of Controls Process
Series: Information Systems Auditing, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,200. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Training and certification
IS audit area study and evaluation mastery reflects professional experience and training. Regarding subject mastery, this booklet contains a detail control system review, analysis, and evaluation process for IS audits; which can be translated, if practiced, into professional experience.
Ensuring Information Assets Protection
Price: $36.24 USD. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security
“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
Series: Assurance Services, Book 1. Price: $19.95 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » International business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Auditing
“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
Series: Information Systems Auditing, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Training and certification
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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