Donny Shimamoto Teaches It Risk Management At The University Of Hawaii At Manoa

February 17, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
February 17, 2016 - Donny Shimamoto will present a four day course on IT Risk Management for Non-Techies hosted by The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Accountancy. Attendees will gain realistic experience and skills essential to career development through this special course offering. Information security and privacy for non-techies will be covered as well as IT risk management, and documenting the technical environment.

The School of Accountancy of Shidler College is offering 16-hours of IT Risk Management sessions on Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm beginning February 20th. The program is taught by IntrapriseTechKnowlogies Founder and Managing Director, Donny Shimamoto, and ITK's Director of Consulting Services, Kristi Lefforge. Donny and Kristi are both CPAs and Certified IT Professionals bringing a wealth of IT and audit expertise to the courses. The School of Accountancy will issue CPE for those who attend these sessions. A Certificate of Completion will be issued only for those who attend all four sessions.

The course will include a case that will be used across all four days where students will incrementally prepare the work-papers for the IT environment and IT general controls area. The first two days are designed around topics are applicable to any business environment, with a focus on lower complexity entities. The third course will take the initial environment, risk, and controls assessments and apply them into the three different types of typical IT-focused engagements: standard audits, info sec reviews, and privacy reviews. The final course will have an emphasis on how all of the previous work applies in specific industry contexts. Industries that are commonly seen that have some unique compliance requirements such as HIPAA for Healthcare and PCI DSS for hospitality are chosen for this purpose.

About Kristi Lefforge
Kristi N. Lefforge, CPA.CITP, CGMA, CIA, is the Director of Consulting Services at IntrapriseTechKnowlogies, working with larger organizations as an IT auditor and trusted business advisor. Kristi has over 20 years of experience leading groups of accounting, consulting, and internal audit professionals. Her business and industry experience includes oversight of accounting and financial operations, internal audit group management, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) project management, and merger & acquisition facilitation. Kristi has also been involved in the authoring of guidance published by the AICPA on Information Technology Considerations in Financial Statement Auditing.

About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a specialized CPA firm dedicated to helping small businesses and middle market organizations leverage strategic technologies, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development. Donny (@DonnyITK) was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013 & 2014, a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012-2015, received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004. He is dedicated to helping accountants and small businesses become more efficient using the most innovative tools and systems available to generate higher profits.

About IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. With expertise in right-sizing enterprise processes and leveraging cost-effective enterprise technologies that enables small and mid-sized organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK is focused on providing executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and knowledge management consulting services. Visit for more information.

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