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Welcome to the Detroit Chapter

​The Detroit Chapter of the IIA serves the internal audit community of th​e Metro-Detroit area of Southeast Michigan.
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.​


Photos From November Chapter Meeting

Photo of audit leaders from various industries – from left to right: Rick Lowe, State of Michigan Shannon Desjardins, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Rick Hinston, Ford Motor Company Dan Wiechec, KPMG, our Program Committee Chairman Hans Buehler, Daimler

Photo of the November Rock Star of the Month, Kamilla Williams

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Upcoming Chapter Events

Date Description
Dec 11, 2018
December Meeting
Location: VisTa Tech in Livonia,
Registration begins at 4pm, meeting at 4:30pm
Joint meeting with the IMA

Pre-dinner session
Key Cloud Computing Risks for the Non-IT Auditor
Over the last several years, companies have placed an even greater reliance on third parties and cloud computing, and with this reliance comes risk.  With the cost of data breaches out an all-time high, how do stakeholders verify that cloud providers have implemented the appropriate controls to protect confidential data?  This presentation will discuss the core components of cloud provider risk assessments, including governance, the risk assessment process, provider selection, and contract management.

Andrew Belsick, Senior Manager – IT Advisory Services - BDO
Andrew is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Risk Advisory Services practice with over twelve years of experience delivering value-added IT advisory and assurance services.  Andrew’s experience includes IT risk assessments, IT audits, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, HIPAA compliance, third party risk management, security/control assessments, PCI compliance, policy/standard development, SOC reporting, and various other IT governance/risk/compliance projects. 

Andrew has led engagements across several technology platforms, including Windows, Unix, iSeries, Oracle DB, SQL Server, SAP and Peoplesoft.  He also has delivered risk advisory services which identify and map technology risks to key business risks, including information ownership and data governance initiatives.  Andrew’s experience includes a combination of external audit/advisory, internal audit, and information security.  

Prior to joining BDO, he managed the Information Security Governance, Risk, & Compliance team at a Fortune 500  retail company.  Andrew’s experience encompasses a broad range of industries, including retail, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing.  ​

Andrew certifications include Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC) and Certified Common Security Framework Practitioner (CCSFP).
Andrew is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and Health Information Trust Alliance.  He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Penn State University.

After-dinner session
The Risk and Reward of Intelligent Automation
The accelerating pace of change in advancing technologies relating to data, advanced analytics, robotic process automation, cognitive and emerging innovations is fundamentally changing the way we work.  Companies increasingly expect a more forward-looking view of the world and insights that can add value.  This innovation comes with a heightened level of risk. Businesses urgently need to recognize this new risk profile and rethink their approach in a structured way.  This presentation will discuss these emerging technology trends, cover example use cases and solutions, and explain how companies can protect the related people, process, and technology considerations.
Martin Kaestner, Managing Director – Center of Data and Analytics - KPMG
Martin is a senior leader in KPMG’s US Lighthouse, Center of Excellence for Data and Analytics.  He consults with executives and manages the execution of data and analytics projects across multiple industries.  His projects leverage advanced D&A concepts and technologies such as natural language processing and machine learning.  He has over 20 years of business and system consulting experience, assisting clients to leverage technology and analytics to gain tangible business improvements.  He delivers comprehensive solutions to implement business strategies, manage risk, reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and comply with regulations by effectively turning data & analytics into business value.
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Dec 14, 2018​

Assessing Cyber Risk - Challenges and Solutions – Webinar,

Managing cyber risk in today’s digital environment is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental.  In response to the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks, many organizations have decided it’s time to focus more of their efforts on cyber risk, starting with a cyber risk assessment. This approach to proactively dealing with the risk of cyber-attacks increases the organization’s awareness of the potential impacts and costs, and enables them to take actions that reduce the overall risk to the organization, minimize the impact of cyber-attacks, and more predictably ensure the continuity of essential services.

This webinar will provide participants with a high-level overview of assessing cyber risk and explore the following:

  • Threats and root causes of breaches
  • The changing regulatory landscape
  • Security frameworks and tools
  • Practical ways to assess your risk and organizational exposure
  • Key elements of a successful cyber risk management program 

Director of IT Risk Advisory Services

Stephen has broad-based experience as an IT audit manager, information security practice leader, and management consultant spanning a variety of industries ranging from banking and insurance to manufacturing, energy, consumer products, and government. His extensive work in regulatory compliance, IT governance, and aligning controls with COBIT, ITIL, ISO, and NIST standards, as well as his work in cyber security provides a hands-on, innovative approach to difficult tasks.  Stephen co-authored the AICPA’s Statement on Auditing Standards No. 94 and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in computer security.
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Jan 2019 Chapter meeting
Breakfast meeting in Southfield. More Information coming soon
Feb 2019 Chapter meeting
Lunch meeting at the Ren Cen in Detroit. More Information coming soon
Mar 11-13 2019 Detroit IIA ISACA Spring Training
Location: Suburban Collection Showplace
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Click here for the brochure​

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