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 Events in This Chapter


Rex Johnson,Director of Cybersecurity, BKD,

Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, data privacy, IT governance, project and program management, enterprise risk management, internal and external auditing, regulatory compliance and controls assurance.

Johnson spent the last year and a half at RSM US LLP in Kansas City leading cybersecurity assessments for clients, performing incident response planning and support, and doing health care security reviews for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Before that, he spent six years leading the cybersecurity consulting business for Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) in Kansas City, which is now the Virginia-based end-to-end IT services and solutions company DXC Technology. He has also worked for Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Capgemini.

Johnson spent 31 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, achieving the rank of lieutenant colonel. He graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth and the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.  Johnson has the following certifications: CISSP, CISA, CIPT, PCI QSA and PMP.

Learning Objectives:

The IIA San Antonio Chapter is partnering with the International Association of Privacy Professionals for our April luncheon. 

Now that the deadline has passed to comply with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many companies are breathing a sigh of relief. Yet the real compliance work is only beginning. The mutually agreed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25, 2018. This session will discuss the impact and how we in the US have responded within the first year of the implementation date.


Elizabeth Frisch Founder, The Thrival Company

Elizabeth Frisch is the founder and CXO of The Thrival Company. She started her career as a chemical engineer from Purdue University and then cross-trained into psychology, business performance, auditing, and organizational culture and individual behavior change. Spending more than 20 years of leading, teaching, designing, and coaching engineering, environmental, and organizational development programs, she realized that there were common individual and cultural practices used that determined whether an initiative was successful or not. Loving the challenges of broad social change and making people's big ideas a reality, these observations inspired her to develop a series of leadership practices which she uses to empower individuals into leadership.

Her clientele are diverse ranging from Fortune 100-1000 companies to government agencies, non-profits and the U.S. Military. She is a keynote speaker on topics of leadership, behavior change, social evolution, and innovation often sharing her story of her personal epiphany with the birth of her first child and finally realizing after many failed attempts that ‘You can’t engineer humans!’. Her work has impacted the lives of thousands of people helping them fulfill on their dreams and visions for their lives, communities and workplaces. Elizabeth brings an honest, insightful, broad-reaching and often humorous perspective on human nature and the behaviors we adopt that save us or sink us.

Her work in for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors allows her to bring a broad and unique perspective on how to combine the best practices in each model of business to create organizations that deliver on their vision and mission and have fun doing it! From the plant floor to the top floor, Elizabeth is just as comfortable in a hard hat and boots building teams in the field as she is working with boards and C-level management on strategy, leadership succession and making their next big vision a reality!


* Learn the six most common methods of root-cause analysis that can be used powerfully by any auditor * Master the methodologies by breaking into teams and practicing each method based on scenarios provided. * Practice two powerful methods for defining the problem to deliver better root cause outcomes. * Map a trail from the symptom to the root cause(s). * Develop ideas on-the-spot to solve the root cause problem * Select the most appropriate solution using decision matrices. * Recognize common barriers to root cause analysis and apply techniques to overcome those barriers during audits and post-audit.

Course Topics

Introduction: Root Cause Analysis Overview

• Overview of Root Cause Analysis• Problem Types• Problem Definitions• Case Studies, Method Selection

Lesson 2: Are You Solving the Right Problem

• Group problem solving• Problem definition methods

Lesson 3: Finding the Root Cause

• Methods of completing root cause analysis• Explore chains of causes and cause and effect charting• Breakout sessions by team to practice choosing the appropriate root cause method

Lesson 4: Fixing the Root Cause

• Solution brainstorming• Breakout sessions by team to practice problem solving using the appropriate root cause method

Lesson 5: Overcoming Barriers

• Barriers to Root Causes Analysis• Solutions to Barriers• Building root cause analysis into audit projects