IT Audit's Perspectives on the Top Technology Risks for 2021

Jason Maslan
Jason Maslan Protiviti
Seth Schrank
Seth Schrank Protiviti
Anthony Chalker
Anthony Chalker Protiviti
Brett Luis
Brett Luis AuditBoard

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Jason is a Managing Director in the Chicago Internal Audit practice assisting clients in identifying and evaluating technology and business process risks. Jason is the Central Region IT Audit Leader for Protiviti responsible for leading IT audit initiatives across the Midwest United States. Jason has extensive experience in the areas of Risk Assessments, Strategy / Governance Assessments, IA Transformation, Quality Assurance Reviews, Technology Audits, Technical Security Assessments, SOX Compliance and Board Reporting. With more than 20 years of experience, Jason has led some of the largest engagement teams in the Chicago office and has presented at a variety of global and local conferences.

Seth Schrank is a Managing Director in Protiviti’s Chicago office. He focuses on delivering solutions to Internal Audit leaders. He has significant experience in assisting clients with internal audit planning and execution, with a specialization in IT audits. He also has extensive experience in scoping and delivering SOX programs for his clients.

Anthony Chalker, (CPA, CFF, CISA, CIA) is a Managing Director leading the Atlanta Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice. In addition, Anthony leads the Information Technology Assurance practice for the Southeast region. Anthony has over 25 years of experience including ‘Big Five’ public accounting and a Fortune 50 company. Anthony blends his business and industry insight with deep technology understanding to support senior management and Boards of Directors in managing a broad range of enterprise operational and technology risks. Anthony is a frequent speaker on a range of topics including Data Privacy, Governance Risk and Compliance (‘GRC’), Continuous Control Monitoring/Auditing (‘CCM/CCA’),Big Data and Emerging Technologies.

Brett Luis is a seasoned governance, risk, and compliance leader with over 20 years of professional services and industry experience. Brett joined AuditBoard in April 2020 to lead our Client Advisory Services implementation team. His diverse audit, attestation, internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley and information technology background provides an ideal perspective in helping our clients optimize the use of our technology and pushing our onboarding team and platform to the next level. He has been on the frontlines supporting public companies in standing up robust Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs and in the audit trenches leading the IT component of the internal controls and financial statement audits at public registrants since the early 2000’s. Brett is the proud father of four boys, an avid soccer fan, and a highly enthusiastic but sadly subpar guitarist. In his spare time he works on a never-ending list of home improvement projects.


Cybersecurity, privacy, data and resilience dominate the top technology challenges for organizations, according to the ISACA/Protiviti global survey of IT audit leaders and professionals. In September/October 2020, ISACA and Protiviti conducted a global survey of more than 7,400 IT audit and risk professionals to obtain their perspectives on the top technology risks their organizations will face in 2021. They also addressed the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic as well as ongoing digital transformation efforts.

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