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Robert E. Davis, MBA, CISA, CICA    

Dr. Robert E. Davis, MBA, DBA, CISA, CICA

Dr. Robert E. Davis obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Business Law, a Master of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree 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 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”.

Dr. Davis is a member of the American Association of University Professors, ISACA, and The Institute for Internal Controls. He is also a college management information systems, computer science, and mathematics instructor, having previously taught at Temple University, Cheyney University and Bryant & Stratton College.

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.

Based on his accomplishments, Dr. Davis has been featured in Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management Alumni Newsletter, PenTest Magazine, as well as The Institute for Internal Controls e-newsletter. Furthermore, professionally, he is a recognized as an accomplished, energetic auditor, author, and speaker with a sound mix of experience and skills in monitoring and evaluating controls. In particular, 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. He has also 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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Information Security Incident Response: Controlling Mayhem

Seeking to preserve electronically encoded evidence implies an incident or event has occurred that will require facts extrapolation for presentation as proof of an irregular, if not illegal act. Anticipating potential breach scenarios requires information security management proactively construct incident response and forensic investigation capabilities considering legal imperatives. Consequently, procedures addressing the infrastructure and processes for incident handling should exist within the security response documentation inventory. My speech/presentation addresses the management of information security incidents.

IT Auditing: Principles and Practices

As computing power has advanced, entities have become increasingly dependent on technology to carry out their operational requirements and to collect, process, maintain and report essential data. This reliance on electronically encoded data and on the systems that affect managerial decisions are a major concern of audit professionals. Consequently, Information Technology (IT) auditors examine the adequacy of controls in information systems and related operations to assure effectiveness and efficiency in business processes. In addition, among other assurance services, IT auditors evaluate the reliability of computer generated data supporting financial statements and analyze specific programs and their processing results. To ensure maximum value delivery from audit area assessments, oversight committee members need an evaluation methodology that enables confidence in the work performed by IT auditors. This speech/presentation conveys the use of accepted information criteria to determine appropriate enterprise-wide IT due diligence.

Information Security Governance

The relationship between corporate governance and information security governance in United States corporartions

Consequences of Ethical Choices in Business

Organizational leadership responsibility to provide a strong ethical environment that fosters performance consistent with the highest ethical standards

Identifying Risks in Supply Chain Controls

Furnishes insights concerning the need for structural integration and collaboration between the key supply chain players, processes, and IT platforms

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