Dr. Marcella, President, Business Automation Consultants, (BAC) LLC, is an internationally recognized public speaker, researcher, and workshop and seminar leader with 38 years of experience in IT audit, risk management, IT security and assessing internal controls. Dr. Marcella, has authored numerous articles and 28 books on various IT, audit and security related subjects.

Dr. Marcella’s latest book, Cyber Forensics: From Data to Digital Evidence, provides the reader with insights into how data are stored, processed, identified, analyzed, and eventually end up as evidential matter. Research conducted by Dr. Marcella on unmanned aircraft system(s) (UAS), cyber extortion, workplace violence, personal privacy, Electronic Stored Information (ESI), privacy risks in multifunctional devices (MFDs), cyber forensics, disaster and incident management planning, the Internet of Things and ethics, has appeared in the ISACA Journal, Disaster Recovery Journal, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, EDPACS, ISSA Journal, Continuity Insights, and the Internal Auditor Magazine.

His latest exploration shows how organizations, and business value, benefits from data and the requirements of a Data Analytics Program.

Dr. Marcella’s most recent whitepaper, “The Rise of the Drones” outlines some of the potential uses of small unmanned aircraft system(s) (sUAS) i.e., drone technology, in a commercial environment, including business implications and risk considerations, as well as critical questions an enterprise must consider prior to implementing a drone program:

Dr. Marcella is the 2016 recipient of the Information Systems Security Association’s Security Professional of the Year award and recipient of the Institute of Internal Auditors Leon R. Radde Educator of the Year 2000, award. Dr. Marcella has also been recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Member. Dr. Marcella has taught IT audit seminar courses for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and continues to teach for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

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