ISACA South Florida Leadership

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Roberto Valdez Position: Director of Corporate Relations Sub committee: Company: Contact this member
Roberto Valdez specializes in information technology advisory and assurance services, leveraging technology to help businesses mitigate risk, protect their information and achieve their goals. He works with clients to identify, manage and combat cyber security threats such as phishing attacks, ransomware and data breaches. He provides cyber security assessments, IT risk assessments and IT general controls services. In addition, he spearheads PhishNet, Kaufman Rossin’s phishing awareness and training program. Through various customized exercises, Rob helps businesses thwart targeted phishing attacks designed to acquire sensitive information, attain credentials or distribute malicious code. Rob’s IT assurance expertise includes service organization controls (SOC) reports, HIPAA security compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) compliance and system examinations. He advises clients across the technology, financial and healthcare sectors, and often works with software developers, B2B service organizations, medical service providers, healthcare services support providers and financial services professionals. Before joining Kaufman Rossin in 2015, Rob performed financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits and attestation engagements for public and private companies, as well as governmental entities. These engagements touched a range of industries, including utilities, manufacturing, retail, non-profit foundations and educational institutions, financial services, technology and healthcare. Rob is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, University of North Texas, Master’s degree in accounting, Florida Atlantic University.

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Information Systems Audit and Control Association’s (ISACA)

Chapter’s Committees and Their Duties


The Membership Committee Promotes interest in the Chapter, and in the Association, and conducts an ongoing membership campaign. When requested by the Association, the local Chapter, through its membership committee, shall receive and forward applications for membership to the Association.

The Education Committee:  Recommends and oversees seminars and programs of professional education

The Certification Committee Assists the Chapter Director of CGEIT, CISA, CISM, & CRISC Certifications in promoting the CGEIT, CISA and CISM examinations and professional designations locally. Provides assistance in planning and conducting Chapter’s exam review courses.

The Audit Committee :   Audits the Chapter accounts at the close of the fiscal year and to report at the annual general meeting. Members of the audit committee are selected in a manner that guards against conflict of interest.

The Long Range Planning Committee :  Reviews the affairs of the Chapter and makes recommendations to the Chapter Board and the chapter members concerning ways and means by which the Chapter’s purpose given in Article II can be met. Develops a strategic plan, to regularly review the adopted plan, and to prepare and submit plan amendments to the Chapter Board for adoption.

The Bylaws CommitteeReports to the board and shall maintain the bylaws. The bylaws committee expedites the process of changing the bylaws in accordance with Article XII of the bylaws. Assure that all proposed changes conform to any local laws, examines the consistency of the proposed changes with other provisions of the bylaws and with those of the Association. Suggests wording for proposed changes.