RSM Bird Cameron’s Director of Information Security awarded National ICT Professional of the Year at the iAwards

August 5, 2011RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced that Jo Stewart-Rattray, Director of Information Security, has been awarded National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Professional of the Year at the iAwards.

The iAwards Gala Dinner and National Awards Presentations was held in Melbourne on Thursday, August 4 2011.

The 2011 iAwards honours companies at the cutting edge of technology innovation, and leading professionals in the industry. Most importantly, the iAwards honours the achievements of home-grown Australian innovators.

The iAwards has expanded in 2011, delivering the most comprehensive iAwards program in the technology industry today by collaborating with Australia’s three peak industry bodies:
* The Australian Computer society (ACS)
* Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)
* Pearcey Foundation.

Stewart-Rattray has 24 years’ experience in ICT, consulting on information security issues with a particular emphasis on governance in commercial and operational areas of business in industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, automotive manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government.

Stewart-Rattray is the International Vice President of the International Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and is the chair of its International Leadership Development Committee and Security Culture Taskforce.

She was appointed to the International Council on Large Electrical Systems (CIGREs) international working group B5.38 and worked with the group to assess information security risks in power system operations within supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and the implementation of security controls.

Stewart-Rattray currently sits on the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) for Security Taskforce and is a co-opted member of the ACS South Australian Branch Executive Committee (BEC).

Stewart-Rattray said, “It is an honour to be recognised by my peers and the industry for my contribution to the ICT sector. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the other iAward winners and nominees.”

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About RSM Bird Cameron
RSM Bird Cameron is the largest mid-tier accounting firm in Australia with national ownership and profit sharing and offers a full range of specialist advisory services, including business consulting and advisory, assurance and advisory, taxation consulting, corporate consulting and turnaround and insolvency. RSM Bird Cameron is a core member firm of RSM International, the sixth largest network of independent accounting and consulting firms in the world.

RSM Bird Cameron’s Director of Information Security elected International Vice President of ISACA

July 1, 2011RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced that Jo Stewart-Rattray, Director of Information Security, has been elected as International Vice President for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

ISACA provides practical guidance, benchmarks and other effective tools for all enterprises that use information systems. Through its guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide. ISACA has more than 95,000 members worldwide.

Rattray said, “My aim is to further relationships with like-minded constituent-based organisations such as the Australian Computer Society and the Australian Information Security Association.

“I am grateful to Australian members of ISACA who spent their valuable time putting nominations together and as well as all members for their support during the years of my ISACA involvement.”

Rattray has been involved with ISACA for many years as:
* President, Adelaide Chapter, ISACA
* Chair, Leadership Development Committee, ISACA International
* Frameworks Committee, ISACA International.

For more information about ISACA, visit www.isaca.org.au.

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About RSM Bird Cameron
RSM Bird Cameron is the largest mid-tier accounting firm in Australia with national ownership and profit sharing and offers a full range of specialist advisory services, including business consulting and advisory, assurance and advisory, taxation consulting, corporate consulting and turnaround and insolvency. RSM Bird Cameron is a core member firm of RSM International, the sixth largest network of independent accounting and consulting firms in the world.