ISSA Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meeting - June 25, 2018


Leveraging Internal Audit as a Security Tool

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Presenters: Chris Garza and Matthew White



This talk will discuss factors that can build the relationship between the internal audit and information security functions to improve the effectiveness of a company's information security posture. The discussion will reference research done on the topic and real-world experiences.


Chris Garza

Chris is a Senior Staff IT Auditor at FBL Financial Group, Inc responsible for performing internal IT audits. Prior to this role he was a Senior Associate at KPMG responsible for performing external IT audits. Chris holds the CISA and CPA certifications. He has a bachelor's degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of Iowa and is currently enrolled in the Information Assurance master's degree program at Iowa State University.

Matthew White

Matthew White is an Information Security Vulnerability Engineer at INTL FCStone Inc. responsible for performing vulnerability assessments. Prior to this role he was an Information Security Admin at FBL Financial Group, Inc responsible for being a jack of all trades in Security Operations. Matthew holds the GWAPT and CCNA Cyber Ops certifications. He has an associate’s degree in Network Technology – Telecom/Data Communications from DMACC. He is the former Director of Communications for the Des Moines ISSA chapter and currently serves on the SecDSM board.


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5400 University Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266