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Shane O'Donnell

Shane O'Donnell

Vice President | Cybersecurity Practice

Shane brings over 20 years of experience in audit and cyber risk. Most recently, he served as the Chief Audit Executive for The Mako Group, a cyber risk management firm acquired by Centric Consulting. There, Shane led projects with large healthcare, manufacturer and financial organizations.

In previous roles, he worked extensively with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) testing and program development for Fortune 500 companies. Shane assisted organizations with streamlining internal audit processes, reducing redundant activities and identifying deficiencies.

 

 

Security Exceptions: The Ultimate Weakness to a Secure Environment

This blog covers the risks of creating security exceptions and how to reengineer the process to maintain a secure environment.

An Agile Approach to Internal Auditing

Learn how the values and principles behind agile software development help accelerate the internal auditing process.

Control Design: Why It Needs to Be Part of Your Risk Management Process

In this blog, we discuss how control design is a key part of your risk management process, including taking a look at a real world example.

Controls In the Cloud: Moving Over Isn’t as Easy as Flipping a Switch

We discuss what to keep in mind about cybersecurity when moving to the cloud to ensure the process is as secure and smooth as possible.

The Risks of User Access Complacency: Common Problems with Access Programs and How to Resolve Them

User access management isn’t a one-and-done step. We look at the dangers of user access complacency and how to combat it.

What to Consider When Reviewing a SOC Report

Here are essential questions for when reviewing a SOC report to enhance your evaluation process and fortify your cybersecurity strategy.

Which SOC Report is Right for You?

We dive into the 3 types of SOC reports and offer practical scenarios to help you determine which one aligns with your organization’s needs.

How to Properly Review a SOC Report

In this blog, we outline how to review a SOC report, an essential part of vendor management and risk management functions.