IIA Canada VIRTUAL National Conference - September 14 - 16, 2020

Villanueva, Ralph

IT Security and Compliance Analyst, Diamond Resorts

Villanueva, Ralph

IT Security and Compliance Analyst, Diamond Resorts

Ralph worked as Internal Auditor for Nevada Cancer Institute from 2008 to 2010, and was able to add value to the organization through findings ranging from cost recoveries to fraud investigations. Since, then, he transitioned to IT compliance, and enforced IT compliance requirements in the gaming industry since 2010 across diverse regulations such as the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Payment Card Industry, Sarbanes – Oxley and ISO 27001 since 2010, and with data privacy since 2017. He moved to the hospitality industry in 2017 as IT Security and Compliance Analyst for Diamond Resorts. His current work involves PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standards) and ISO 27001 (IT security framework) compliance planning, communication and enforcement. Since 2010, Ralph has spoken every year in the conferences of major organizations such as the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professionals (SCCE) and the Payment Card Industry – Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) in the US and Canada. He recently delivered presentations about IT compliance and data privacy at the MISTI Data Governance and MISTI ITAC or IT Audit and Controls conference in Arlington, Virginia on July 15 and 16, 2019, and at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute conference in National Harbor, Maryland on September 17, 2019 and the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Annual All-Stars Audit Conference on October 22, 2019 in Las Vegas.

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