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Ari Teal

CISA, CISM

Manager

Professional Overview

Ari’s professional résumé includes more than 20 years of experience in compliance and risk management. Her focus the last eight years has been on the implementation and assessment of cybersecurity and privacy programs serving government sectors including public administration, healthcare, and public safety.

She utilizes her in-depth knowledge in compliance, risk management, cybersecurity, and privacy to advise customers with the planning, execution, and management of security, privacy, information technology, and business process controls assessments, including control design and compliance. These include SOC 1, SOC 2, and HITRUST assessments. Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Ari was a deputy chief information security officer for the State of South Carolina.

Systems and Frameworks Experience

  • GRC/Applications: Archer and ZenGRC
  • ERP/Applications: SAP (Materials Management and IT Management modules)
  • LMS/Applications: SAP (Learning Management Modules)
  • Frameworks: NIST CSF, NIST RMF, HIPAA, COBIT, COSO, CMMC, PCI-DSS, and HITRUST

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  • Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)
  • Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
  • PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
  • HITRUST Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP)
  • M.S., Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Western Governors University
  • B.S., Business Administration, Limestone College

Professional Affiliations

  • Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS)
  • UofSC IIT Advisory Board
  • 2018-2020 Board Member of SC eGovernment Oversight Committee
  • Past Member of SC Critical Infrastructure Cyber Task Force
  • Past SLED Cyber Liaison Officer (CLO)
  • Past Member of SC IT Directors Association

Services

Consulting & Advisory

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Cybersecurity Consulting

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

Payment Card Industry Compliance