February 2019 eNews

March 2019 Monthly Meeting

Registration for the 2019 March Monthly Meeting on 3/01/2019. The topic of this meeting will be “Cybersecurity for Non-IT Auditors”, presented by John Sapp. Cybersecurity is the highest risk and at the top of the minds of C-suite members at every company. This course will provide a practitioner’s viewpoint for both audit and cybersecurity professionals. Beginning with underlying fundamentals of cybersecurity, then going step by step through the primary focus areas, risk prioritization and key audit steps, this is a course for any auditor wanting to learn how to address cybersecurity as a key audit risk.

John is currently the Global Information Security Officer at Orthofix International, a global medical device company focused on improving patients’ lives by providing superior reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide.

John is a seasoned, visionary and strategic global Information Security professional, Data Privacy and IT Risk Management executive with 30 years of combined in-depth cross-industry experience, which includes (among others):

  • Healthcare (Clinical Trials, Payer, Provider and Technology Solutions Vendor)
  • Financial Services (Consumer Banking, Investment Banking and Insurance)
  • Management Consulting
  • Telecommunications

Visit the website for more information

Registration is now open HERE but hurry, spots will fill up fast!

Registration cost before February 27th: $35 – Members and $45 – Non-Members

Registration cost after February 27th: $45 – Members and $55 – Non-Members

Dallas IIA Manager Roundtable

The 2nd Dallas IIA Manager Roundtable will take place March 8, 2019 at 8:00 am at the EnLink Midstream Corporate Headquarters in Dallas, TX. The Manager Roundtable serves members of the Dallas Chapter of the IIA by providing a collaborative forum that meets quarterly to discuss emerging issues and industry trends for Internal Audit professionals in a Senior Manager or Manager role.

Please keep in mind that registration will be capped at a fixed number and attendees will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration deadline will be March 4, 2019.

We look forward to your participation in this IIA Manager Roundtable and in future Manager Roundtable events. Registration is now open HERE but hurry, spots will fill up fast!

UT Dallas

Although the weather has been cold, things at the UT Dallas IAEP student chapter are just heating up! So far, we have had the pleasure of hearing from the American International Group (AIG) and the American Heart Association! We truly appreciate these professionals taking the time to come speak to us and impart their experiences in the internal audit profession. We also look forward to Ernst & Young’s visit and all our future weekly visitors moving forward.

Preparations for the 14th Annual Fraud Summit that will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas on March 28th and 29th is already underway! This year, our keynote speakers are Shamoil Shipchandler, Nathan Mueller, and William K. Black. We hope to see everyone there!

Lastly, we would like to introduce our new Student Spotlight Initiative aimed at showcasing the students in our chapter and highlighting their achievements with our program.

Anupam Gupta

Background: I was born and raised in India. I have always had a fascination regarding IT and disruptive technologies. I completed my undergraduate degree from the University of Delhi with a major in Computer Science where I also was honored as a Gold medalist for being an all-around student. I have completed several international publications in the domain of cybersecurity. I am currently pursuing a masters from The University of Texas at Dallas with a major in Information Technology and Management with a focus in IT Auditing.

Why Internal Audit?: I have always considered myself a critical thinker and am constantly analyzing things in my environment which I believe contribute to my potential in Internal Audit. I wanted to focus on the IT aspect because of my passion in technology and its impact on business processes. My background in computer science along with my new degree in IT management have prepared me to take on the technology changes that will impact the internal audit profession.


  • Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) Program Certificate
  • Certificate in Cybersecurity Systems (CCSS)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) (awaiting certification)
  • Mark Salamasick Fellowship (Spring 2018)
  • Placed for the Esther Sawyer Award (May 2018)

Internal Audit Experience

  • Weaver: IT Advisory Services Intern
  • Alliance Data: IT Compliance Intern, Global Audit
  • The Best Hospitalists: Internal Audit Intern

If you’d like to get a better glimpse into our chapter’s receptions and events, please check out our UT Dallas IIA Facebook and Instagram pages for pictures.

To work closer with the program, please contact Joseph Mauriello at Joseph.Mauriello@utdallas.edu.

Volunteer With Us!

We are putting together a committee to begin involvement with Junior Achievement. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the youth of the Dallas area by partnering with them in their education. If you’d like to be involved, please drop us a line at secretary@dallasiia.org.

Speaking of giving back to the community, our Community Service Committee Chair position is waiting for you! The position coordinates our community service events, most notably our North Texas Food Bank volunteer day. If you’d like to help, let us know at secretary@dallasiia.org.

2019 General Audit Management Conference (GAM)

The 2019 GAM theme, Looking Ahead: Turning Disruption Into Opportunity, and its accompanying conference program, strive to support the professional growth and development of new, emerging, and seasoned audit leaders through immersive education, strategic insight, peer-to-peer engagement, and takeaways for immediate, impactful, and positive outcomes.

With 47 general and concurrent sessions, featuring world-renowned presenters, focused on six educational tracks, and providing 16.5 CPE credits, GAM is where leaders evolve.

Visit The IIA’s website for more details and to register to attend!

IIA Book of the Month

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