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Donald Caniglia, CGEIT, CISA, CISM,FLMI, Founder and CEO ITRisk Management Services, LLC, (ITR). ITR focuses support and consultative services on Information Risk Assessment and Management; IT Governance including COBIT implementation; and Information Security Programs and Assurance Practices for compliance. He is a former information security analyst for Cummins Inc. as well as a 35-year veteran of operational, financial and information systems auditing and a former audit manager and director. He has developed and implemented IT audit functions for two financial institutions. He has provided IT control and management related training since 1985 for hundreds of companies worldwide through ISACA, IIA, MIS, and on his own.

Brian S. Childers, CGEIT, has more than 15 years of IT experience, ranging from Network Support Coordinator, Network/Telecom Manager and IT Project Manager, to Senior Project Manager, Software Architect/Program Manager and Process Improvement Program Manager. He has held executive, consultant and trainer (coach) roles both within information technology and other industries, and has IT experience at a major ISP (Internet Service Provider), a global plastics manufacturing company, and a national Warranty/Extended Service/Insurance company, in addition to various sales and advertising positions in the Automotive and Communications/Entertainment industry.

Shawna Flanders, CISA, CISM, a productivity specialist at PSCU Financial Services in St. Petersburg, Florida, has nearly 25 years of experience in information technology (programming, project management, telephony, business continuity/disaster recovery), information security, IT and systems risk management, IT governance, IT internal audit, and six sigma process improvement in the financial services sector. Flanders completed certificate programs in risk management from Kaplan University and Six Sigma Green Belt from Villanova University, and earned a Life Operations Management Association – Associate of Customer Service designation. Flanders is involved with ISACA at both the local and national levels serving as the CISM Coordinator for the Florida West Coast Chapter and participating as a SME Reviewer for multiple ISACA publications.

Barry D. Lewis, CISM, CGEIT, is president of Cerberus. He has more than 39 years of experience in IT and has specialized in information security for the last 30 years. Before joining Cerberus in 1993 and starting his own company in 1991, he worked for two major auditing firms. He is coauthor of numerous books, including Wireless Networks for Dummies. Lewis lectures and consults worldwide on numerous security topics, including IT governance, wireless networking and vulnerability assessments.

Albert J. Marcella Jr., Ph.D., CISA, CISM, is president of Business Automation Consultants LLC, a global information technology and management-consulting firm providing IT management consulting and IT audit and security reviews and training for an international clientele. Marcella is an internationally recognized public speaker, researcher, and workshop and seminar leader with 30 years of experience in IT audit, security and internal controls, and an author of numerous articles and 31 books on various IT, audit and security-related subjects. Marcella was named the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Leon R. Radde Educator of the Year in 2000.

Craig McGuffin, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, is principal of C.R. McGuffin Consulting Services, and has more than 25 years of experience in computer and network controls and security. He has a background in computer science and has worked as an information systems auditor, security consultant and security manager, obtaining experience in all types and sizes of computing and data communications environments. McGuffin is the co-author of two books on networking technology, and is an award-winning and popular speaker on the use of computer technology, controls and security, delivering training seminars on six continents.

John P. Pironti, CGEIT, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, ISSAP, ISSMP, is president of IP Architects, LLC, He has designed and implemented enterprise-wide electronic business solutions, information security and risk management strategy and programs, enterprise resiliency capabilities, and threat and vulnerability management solutions for key customers in a range of industries, including financial services, insurance, energy, government, hospitality, aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, media and entertainment, and information technology. Pironti frequently provides briefings (and is a trusted advisor to senior leaders of numerous organizations) on information security and risk management, and compliance topics, and is a member of several technical advisory boards for technology and services firms. He is also a published author and writer, highly quoted and often interviewed by global media, and an award-winning frequent speaker on electronic business, and information security and risk management topics at domestic and international conferences.

John Tannahill, CISM, CGEIT, is a management consultant specializing in information security and audit services. His current focus is on information security management and control in large information systems environments and networks. His specific areas of technical expertise include UNIX and Windows operating system security, network security, and Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Security. Tannahill is a frequent speaker in Canada, Europe and the US on the subject of information security.

Mark Thomas is a nationally known ITIL and CobiT expert with more than 20 years of professional experience, and leadership roles from CIO to Management and IT Consulting. Mark has led large teams in outsourced IT arrangements, conducted PMO, Service Management and governance activities for major project teams, managed enterprise applications implementations, and implemented governance processes across multiple industries. Mark's industry experience with ‘Big Five’ type consulting spans the health care, finance/banking, manufacturing /distribution, services, high technology, and government verticals. Additionally, Mark has forged a reputable competency as a consultative trainer and speaker in several disciplines receiving exemplary evaluations.



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