Natasha Barnes

Manager, Technology Risk Services Group

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Natasha Barnes, CISA, is an experienced technology risk and compliance manager in Aronson’s Technology Risk Services Group. With more than six years of experience, she has supported both private companies and public sector agencies with optimizing their IT control environments. Since joining Aronson, Natasha has delivered impactful results for clients seeking to develop IT policies which are compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), prepare for their first service organization control (SOC) 2 Type II audit, establish an Information Protection Program, and understand the impact of audit deficiencies.

Natasha is responsible for overseeing SOC report readiness and audit engagements. In addition, she is the IT Audit Manager for Financial Statement Audits, which involves leading methodology enhancements, delivering trainings, and conducting audit testing. She also has experience with risk analysis, disaster planning, and project management. Natasha serves as the Pillar Lead and Project Manager for Governance, Risk & Compliance consulting engagements.

Prior to joining Aronson, Natasha led large-scale remediation efforts for federal clients responding to IT findings from Financial Statement Audits at a “Big 4” firm. She was also involved with establishing and facilitating continuous monitoring programs, which contributed to the closure and severity reduction of several IT findings.

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Women in Technology: Member
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association: Member

Education:                                                         

  • The Pennsylvania State University: Bachelor of Science in Security & Risk Analysis and Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations/Advertising

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