Ralph worked as internal auditor and fraud examiner 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 and hospitality industries since 2010 across numerous and 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. All these professional experiences gave him a unique perspective on how to mitigate fraud from both a conventional and IT-focused set of controls, as well as which key players to collaborate within the company.
On top of those, Ralph earned numerous IT certifications such as the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Payment Card Industry – Internal Security Assessor (PCI-ISA), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP) and ISO27001 Lead Auditor, other certifications such as the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Since 2010, Ralph has spoken every year in over 30 national and international conferences of major organizations. He recently delivered presentations about IT security and compliance at the IIA Annual General Audit Management Virtual Conference on March 16, 2020 and the IIA Canada Annual Virtual Conference on September 15, 2020.