IT Audit for Internal Auditors: Risks and Compliance

Subject: “IT Audit for Internal Auditors: Risks and Compliance”
Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021
Time: 15:00-18:00
Venue: ONLINE via ZOOM
Language: English
CPE Points (Continuous Professional Education): 3 CPEs
Instructor: From ISACA Demos Demou, Paschalis Pissarides,  Charalambos Charalambous, Anna Papaonisoforou
Outline: Seminar Outline
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Details: This seminar is addressed to new and experienced Internal Auditors or Internal Audit Consultants, as well as to business executives … Read More


Demos Demou
Demos is a Senior Manager in Risk Assurance Services – Digital Trust at PricewaterhouseCoopers
and President of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – Cyprus Chapter.
He has extensive experience (16 years) in the understanding, evaluation and validation of Information
Systems and business procedures of a large number of companies operating locally and abroad. He
leads projects in relation to Information Systems (IS) Audits, Security Management reviews, I.T. Risk
Management, I.T. Risk Diagnostic and Benchmarking, Data Protection, and I.T. Compliance and
Security reviews, Third Party Assurance (ISAE 3402/SOC1 & ISAE 3000/SOC2), Business Continuity
Management (BCM), ISO 27001 implementation, I.T. Governance, and Security awareness and Data
Protection trainings.
Demos holds the following professional and academic qualifications:
• BSc in Accounting and Management Information Systems
• MSc in Information Systems and Operational Research
• CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
• CRISC – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls
• CDPSE – Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer
• CICA – Certified Internal Control Auditor
• ISO 27001 Lead Implementor

Paschalis Pissarides, CRISC, CISM, CISA, CPA, CFE, CSXf
Paschalis has been in the field of Information Security for over 20 years in the Cyprus Banking sector.
Before his return to Cyprus, he has worked for 9 years as Senior Information Systems Auditor at USA
Group, a company based in Indianapolis USA.
Paschalis received an undergraduate degree in Accounting & Management Information Systems, an
MBA with specialization in Finance, and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Bowling Green
State University, Ohio USA.
Paschalis is a founding member of the ISACA Cyprus Chapter and served as Chairperson of the
Organising Committee for the formation of the ISACA Cyprus Chapter. Paschalis served as the 1st
President of the ISACA Cyprus Chapter from 2011 to 2015. He is currently serving on its Board of
Directors as the Academic Relations Director.
Paschalis was also President of the ISACA Indiana Chapter, USA (1995-96) and has also served as its Vice President, Treasurer, and Education Director.
Paschalis is actively involved as a speaker in seminars and conferences in Cyprus and abroad in the
areas of information security best practices, information systems auditing and risk management. He is
certified by ISACA as a CISA, CISM, CRISC, and CSX Cybersecurity Fundamentals instructor.


Charalambos Charalambous
Charalambos is an Information Systems Auditor at Bank of Cyprus and Vice President of the Information
Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) – Cyprus Chapter.
He is skilled in Information Security, Governance & Strategy, Risk, Audit, GDPR Compliance, Privacy
Regulations, Project Management and has a proven history of hands-on experience with technical
solutions such as Symantec DLP, Nessus, MobileIron, Bluecoat Proxies, Cisco
Routers/Switches/WLC/ASAs, Checkpoint Security Appliances, KEMP Load Balancers, Riverbed Network
Accelerators and Blackberry Enterprise Servers.
Charalambos holds a number of professional and academic qualifications, including:
• BSc in Computer Science
• MSc in International Management and Marketing
• ISACA CISM – Certified Information Security Manager
• ISACA CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
• ISACA CRISC – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control
• ISACA CDPSE – Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer
• ISACA CGEIT – Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT
• (ISC)² CISSP – Certified Information Systems Security Professional
• (ISC)² CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional


Anna Papaonisiforou
Anna is a Digital Risk Manager at Grant Thornton Cyrpus with consulting experience in data
protection, governance, risk and compliance spanning, financial services, hospitality industry and other
Anna has been involved in the delivery of different projects and she has successfully managed a wide
range of projects being the responsible project manager to large and complex assignments.
Anna’s relevant skills and experience include GDPR Compliance assessment and implementation,
Assessing General IT controls, Information Security and IT risk assessment, Assessing IT governance
and process optimisation across a wide variety of industry sectors, Assisted organisations towards
GDPR compliance, Assessing ISO 27001 compliance and implementation.
Prior to her role in the Digital Risk Department, she worked for 5 years in the Assurance department
servicing a diversified portfolio including local, foreign and public sector clients. Anna also gained
experience with on-site audits in Czech Republic, Poland, Greece and Russia. Apart from her audit
experience, Anna has also been involved in Asset Quality Review, Anti- Money Laundering review of
financial institutions as well as IT audits.
Anna holds the following professional qualifications:
• ACCA – Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants
• CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor
• CDPSE – Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer
• ISO 27001 Lead Implementor
Anna is also Membership Director and She Leads Liaison at ISACA Cyprus Chapter.