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About the Series 

Today's cybersecurity programs are more complex than ever - with new tools, capabilities, and threats emerging daily. To effectively evaluate cyber risk exposure, internal audit functions must understand the challenges security teams are facing, their objectives, and the technology they're relying on.

In this three-part webinar series, our Internal Audit team will sit down with leading cybersecurity experts to explore the different facets of a cybersecurity program and practical ways internal audit can work alongside cybersecurity teams to manage risk.

Each episode will include a mock interview between an auditor and a cybersecurity professional, demonstrating how to guide conversations to gain the insights needed to identify and mitigate cyber risk.

Episode One: An Internal Auditor's Guide to Cybersecurity Foundations


In the first installment of this series, our internal audit team will sit down with Brett Phillips, Director of Cyber Strategy and Advisory at Focal Point, to discuss where internal audit teams should start when evaluating enterprise security programs. 


Part Two: An Internal Auditor's Guide to Penetration Testing


In part two of this series, our internal audit team will meet with Jeremy Archer, the Managing Director of Focal Point's Penetration Testing practice, to discuss internal audit's role in penetration testing.

View the full presentation deck here.

Part Three: An Internal Auditor's Guide to the SOC

August 12, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET | 1 CPE Credit

In the series finale, our internal audit team will join Gary McIntyre, our Managing Director of Cyber Defense, for an inside look at the nerve center of the cybersecurity program: the security operations center (SOC). In this session, auditors will learn:
  • The people and processes within a SOC
  • How a SOC uses technology to detect and address cyber threats
  • Internal audit's role in evaluating the SOC (e.g., compliance, controls, and incident response)

Meet the Speakers:

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Gary McIntyre

Managing Director, Cyber Defense



Donel Martinez

Director, Internal Audit and Risk Advisory



Adlith Mondejar

Manager, Risk Advisory 


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