Senior IT Auditor: Lazarus Alliance Employment Opportunity

Lazarus Alliance is Proactive Cyber Security Services

We are excited that you are interested in this Lazarus Alliance Employment Opportunity. Please review these position highlights and complete the form below to initiate your consideration for employment.

Job Location:

Candidates must be United States citizens and reside within the continental United States to be considered.

Job Responsibilities:

In this position, you will be responsible for conducting IT audits, integrated IT/operations audits, Compliance testing and special projects as assigned. You will lead audits and deliver recommendations that add value to, and improve the efficiency of company operations.

All Lazarus Alliance employees are responsible for assisting in business development.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Plan and perform internal audits to assess control design and effectiveness for information systems and SOX controls testing as outlined in the Annual Internal Audit Plan.
  • Supervise Information Systems Internal Audit engagements, as assigned.
  • Prepare audit programs, work papers detailing audit procedures, and ensure adequate audit evidence in accordance with departmental and professional standards.
  • Communicate audit findings and opportunities for improvement to management.
  • Assist the external auditors, as applicable.
  • Perform special projects of varying complexity and business focus as directed by Internal Audit Management. Provide IT audit assistance on financial, operational, and integrated audits.
  • Act as a department liaison to various PetSmart business functions and committees as determined by Internal Audit Department Management.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various control owners and other constituents throughout the organization.
  • Understand and assess the Information Systems (IS) business area objectives, risks and controls to ensure significant risks are identified and appropriate controls are established to reduce risk to an acceptable level.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of emerging professional standards, regulatory initiatives, and IT and retail industry trends and threats.

Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Business Administration, or other relevant analytical field.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in IS/IT audit, information security, and/or compliance.

Certification Required: One or more of the following certifications is required:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) (Lazarus Alliance will sponsor QSA certification holders.)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

General Experience Required:

  • Working knowledge of IS/IT Auditing and Internal Auditing concepts.
  • Familiarity with some but preferably all of our core assessment frameworks including: PCI DSS, FedRAMP, HIPAA, Sarbanes Oxley 404, SSAE 16, ISO 27000, Safe Harbor and CIP NERC standards and compliance requirements.
  • Experience with internal control frameworks, professional audit standards, leading practices, security and trust models, and guidelines (e.g. HORSE, COSO, COBIT, NIST, ISO).
  • Working knowledge of business management concepts (i.e. objectives, risks, and controls).
  • Proven experience documenting and performing a full audit program to completion.
  • Good understanding of technologies and controls including those related to OS, database, network, and application security.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management (technical and non-technical) and other colleagues, demonstrating strong initiative, mature judgment, professionalism, adaptability, and a customer service orientation.
  • Must possess a “can-do” attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate.
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive.
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently, productively and follow through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion.

Additional Training Provided by Lazarus Alliance:

Candidates will receive training in Lazarus Alliance proprietary technologies and methodologies unique to the industry including:

  • The IT Audit Machine®
  • The Policy Machine®
  • Continuum®
  • Your Personal CXO®
  • The Security Trifecta®
  • HORSE Project wiki®

About Lazarus Alliance:

Lazarus Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetics, and protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Lazarus Alliance is Proactive Cyber Security®

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Proactive vs Reactive Cyber Security on Money Radio

Recently Michael Peters, CEO of Lazarus Alliance, spent time with David Cogan of Money Radio and eLiances discussing the differences between proactive cyber security and reactive cyber security. You can replay the broadcast as heard on money radio.

Michael Peters and David Cogan as heard on Money Radio

An overview of the discussion was when you think cyber security, what comes to your mind first?

I’ve posed that question to many an audience over the years and most frequently the response is what folks see on the nightly news or through some new source. Recently people will respond with examples such as Home Depot, Target, Sony, JP Morgan and the European Central Bank which of course are just a few of the most notable instances of breaches we seen in the news over the last twelve months.

I point out to these same groups that in reality, there are only two forms of cyber security and its Proactive Cyber Security and Reactive Cyber Security. I’ll explain what that means and let’s see if you agree.

Reactive Cyber Security situations are going to be in the news because something bad has happened. Reactive security companies help you clean up the mess. When you become aware of a cyber security breach at some company, it’s probably because you are watching the business catastrophe unfolding through some syndication source. You eventually get a notification by the company, your bank or credit card provider informing you that your private and personal information has been stolen which leaves you to worry and watch hoping that nothing bad happens to you.

From a business standpoint, it has become painfully obvious at all levels including shareholders that cyber breaches have a really negative impact on business value not to mention careers of everyone involved especially at the highest levels of the company. We have all seen for the first time in 2014 CEOs, CIOs and CISOs losing their jobs as a direct result of culpability or negligence on their part.

No doubt about it, cyber security breaches have a hugely negative impact on the financial health and reputation of the victim company.

So this brings me to the second form of cyber security which is proactive cyber security. Proactive Cyber Security is all about keeping you out of the news by implementing the right controls and countermeasures. We know it’s not enough for the government or the private sector to have rules and regulations. PCI DSS certification did not save Target, Home Depot or other retailers. The FFIEC or the NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity did not save JP Morgan or other financial institutions from their breaches.

You need qualified assistance to make it effective. It’s tough when there are not enough talented cyber security professionals to go around. Businesses are short-staffed. Academia is not training and educating enough to keep up with the demand.

The best possible course of action to avoid being the latest corporate cyber security breach is to take a proactive approach. I’m the CEO and Lazarus Alliance is Proactive Cyber Security™.

Be sure to check out the dynamic group of hybrid entrepreneurs who spend time together at eLiances where entrepreneurs align hosted by David Cogan.

Michael Peters and David Cogan of eLiances

Thank you to Money Radio for inviting me to discuss the differences between Proactive and Reactive Cyber Security.

Michael Peters and David Cogan as heard on Money Radio

Lazarus Alliance HIPAA Audit, HITECH, NIST 800-66

Lazarus Alliance HIPAA Audit, HITECH, NIST 800-66 and Meaningful Use audit services

HIPAA Audit, NIST 800-66 and Meaningful Use Audits; we are ready when you are!

The professionals at Lazarus Alliance are completely committed to you and your business success. Regardless of whether you represent the private sector or the public sector, we stand ready to partner with your organizations. Our competition may want to keep you and your employees in the dark where security, risk, privacy and governance are concerned hoping to conceal their methodology and expertise. We don’t prescribe to that philosophy. We believe the best approach is transparent and built on a partnership developed on trust and credibility.

Lazarus Alliance’s primary purpose is to help organizations attain, maintain, and demonstrate compliance and information security excellence – in any jurisdiction. Lazarus Alliance specializes in IT security, risk, privacy, governance, cyberspace law and compliance leadership solutions and is fully dedicated to global success in these disciplines.

Once a company has made the decision to enlist a third party to provide a service, they want assurances that those services will be provided timely, accurately and securely. A HIPAA Audit, NIST 800-66 or Meaningful Use audit shows your commitment to maintaining a sound control environment that protects your client’s data and confidential information.

Lazarus Alliance HIPAA Audit Services

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