2017 -2018 Chapter Officers

Chapter President

Marc Punzirudu, CISA, CISM, CISSP, QSA

Marc currently is a Senior Security Consultant for ControlScan, Inc located in Alpharetta, GA. Primarily he focuses on business and technology process improvements within the payment card space, helping acquirers manage their merchant risk. The majority of his focus during the previous 5 years has been assessing and reporting on PCI-DSS, HIPAA, Hitrust, ISO 27k, and SANS critical controls. In a previous life, he was a secure coding lifecycle specialist and IT project manager for global restaurant brand. Marc currently holds a BA in Business Finance from St Leo University (FL), and BS in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida (USF) as well as many security based certifications. Marc and his wife have two children, Jason and Joshua, and just recently moved to Lexington.

Vice President

 

Secretary 

Vacant - Please apply to president@scisaca.org 

 

Membership Director & Treasurer

Lisa Henry, CPA, CIA, CISA

Lisa has been auditing in both the private and public sectors for over 10 years. She is currently an IS Audit Supervisor for BlueCross BlueShield of SC. Prior to joining BCBS, Lisa performed IT and fraud audits for the Office of the New York State Comptroller in Albany, NY. Before migrating to the IT audit world, she also worked for a regional CPA firm conducting financial audits and reviews. She earned her BBA in Accounting from Siena College and an MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management from Utica College of Syracuse University, both of New York. Lisa is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and an active member of ISACA. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Columbia. 

Newsletter Editor

Gwynne Benson, CISA

Gwynne has over 34 years of experience in the Banking Industry, including 23 years in Internal Audit.  The last 10 years have focused on Operational and IT audits.  Originally from North Carolina, Gwynne graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Business Administration and Finance.  She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and is a member of ISACA and IIA.  Currently, Gwynne is a Senior Auditor with First Citizens Bank and resides in Columbia, SC.

Past President

Tom Hart, CISA

Tom has over 25 years experience in the Information Technology field. He held various software developer positions while supporting Sales & Marketing, Advertising, and Sales Promotions applications at GM/EDS prior to transitioning to the audit world in 2001. In 2008, Tom moved from Michigan to South Carolina where he currently works as a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst for BlueCross BlueShield of SC. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Ferris State University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Tom and his wife Lisa reside in Elgin.

Communications Director

Kareem Briggs, CISA, CRISC, CSIM

Kareem currently works as an Information Assurance Compliance Manager for SC Department of Health and Human Services. He has over 15 years of Information Technology experience where he has had roles in audit, information assurance, data security administration, network support, desktop support and helpdesk support. Kareem possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Information Management from the University of South Carolina and a Master's Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University where he focused on Information Security.  Kareem has been the webmaster for the SC Midlands Chapter since 2008.

CSX Director

Dr. Stephen McCauley, CISSP

Stephen has worked in information technology and cybersecurity all of hiscareer.  He worked primarily in the DoD space (and other 3 letter agency) while living in San Diego. Most recently, he was the Head of Information Assurance and Cyber Security for a large DoD contractor. He leads information assurance and cybersecurity teams on both the unclassified and classified (secured) Department of Defense (DoD) networks. Hisexperience in the DoD space ranges  from DITSCAP to DIACAP, and assisting with the transition to ACAS. Now, he works for the State of South Carolina and lead all governance, risk, compliance, and privacy efforts for the Department of Social Services (DSS). 

Research Director & Social Media

Audra Woods

Audra C. Woods currently works as a Systems Support Administrator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC. She has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology in various industries including Department of Defense, medical laboratory, private and public sectors. Her main areas of expertise are: Computer Operator, training, client server installation, basic network support, desktop support, application and server deployment automation, scripting, Full Software Development Life Cycle, web application support, F5 Big IP Load Balancing/Clustering, deployment and configuration of WebSphere Portal. Her experience also includes installing and updating SSL Certificates across DataPower Appliances and application servers, correcting ATO findings, installing and applying software patches based on vulnerabilities across multiple lines of businesses and platforms reported by LS Audit Team. Audra has a BS in Computer Information Systems and Business from Excelsior College a Member of the University of the State of New York, a Master’s Degree in Information Systems with a concentration in Software Engineering Management from Strayer University, and she holds CompTia Security+ce Certification. She has completed various training in System Analysis Concepts, Cisco CCNA, Certified Ethical Hacker/Security+ (SY0-401): Advanced Exploitation Techniques and Certified Ethical Hacker/Security+ (SY0-401): Evading IDS. Audra is an active member of ISACA, and 451 Global Digital Infrastructure Alliance. Audra was blessed with three daughters from the late SGM Woods.

Certification Director

Caroline Overcash

 Bio forthcoming...

 

Marketing Director

Harriet Simpson, CPA/CITP, CISA, CRISC, CTGA, CFE

Harriet has over thirty years of experience in public accounting, providing auditing, data processing services, IT auditing and compliance reviews primarily to financial institution clients.  She is the primary owner of Simpson & Associates, LLC public accounting firm.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Master of Accountancy from the University of South Carolina.  Harriet is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), the Information Systems Audit & Control Association ISACA), and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).  She and her husband, Ted, reside in Columbia.

 

Professional Advocacy Director

Tom Scott

Thomas Scott (Tom) is the newly appointed Executive Director of SC Cyber. With over 25 years of State Government experience in both Florida and South Carolina, Tom has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience in protecting State critical infrastructure and cyber assets.  He currently holds certifications in information security, information auditing, security leadership, and project management – he is also recognized a FEMA Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Practitioner. Tom is a member of the FBI’s InfraGard program and serves as an advisory board member for the Dutch Fork High School Cyber program. He has actively participated in the federal information security community by serving as a member of the MS-ISAC’s Education and Business Continuity workgroups. He was recently elected to the MS-ISAC’s Executive Committee and selected to serve on the Board of the SC Midlands Chapter of ISACA.

 

Education Director

Sue Rusher, CISA, CISSP, CRISC, CIA, CFE

Sue has fifteen plus years of experience in information technology auditing beginning with the Office of Inspector General with the US Department of Agriculture.  Inspired to return to the beach, she took an offer from BlueCross BlueShield of SC and continued her IT Audit work. Her audit experience includes conducting audits over a variety of operating systems such as IBM’s mainframe, zLinux, VMware, UNIX and Windows.  She is experienced with Security, General and Application Control Audits. Sue has a BS in Business Administration from Emporia State University, a Masters in Accounting and Finance and a Masters in Information Systems Management from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University. Over the past ten years, she has served as the South Carolina Midlands Chapter Secretary, President, and Academic and Student Advocate.  She currently is the Education Director and remains an active participant in the chapter’s events.   She also volunteers her time on the Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference Advisory Board and the Midlands Technical College Advisory Board providing the viewpoint of the IT Auditor.

Academic Advocate  

Donna M. Swinbank, CIA, CISA, CBA

Donna began her audit career in the banking industry, and after ten years, moved to state government.  She is currently an Auditor at the SC Department of Education where she performs IT, operational, and financial audits. She holds a BA in French and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Converse College.  Donna is a member of ISACA, the SC State Internal Auditors Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Columbia World Affairs Council, and the Alliance Francaise.  She is active in her community and has served on the Board of the SC State Internal Auditors Association.  Donna resides in Lexington with her husband and children.

Young Professionals Liaison

Vacant - Please apply!


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