Ralph Villanueva, IT Security & Compliance Analyst, Diamond Resorts International
Ralph Villanueva is a security and compliance analyst at Diamond Resorts. He has been keeping his employers compliant with IT compliance requirements across numerous and diverse regulations such as the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Payment Card Industry, COSO Integrated Framework, COBIT and ISO 27001 since 2007, and data privacy since 2017. His more than two decade’s professional internal and IT audit and compliance work in the US and the Asia Pacific region provides him with insights not only in enforcing IT compliance requirements in light of changing regulatory and technical environments, but also on how to bridge the collaboration gap between IT and the rest of the organization, as well as anticipating and dealing with future trends such as data privacy and post-COVID19 compliance changes. On top of those, Villanueva earned numerous IT and non-IT certifications such as the CISA and CISM from ISACA, PCI-ISA and PCIP from the PCI-Security Standards Council, CIA and CRMA from the IIA, CFE from ACFE and ITIL. Since 2010, Villanueva has regularly spoken in almost forty national and international in-person and virtual conferences of major organizations, the latest of which is the Association of Finance Professional or AFP-FINNEXT 2021 Virtual Conference IIA – Canada Annual Virtual Conference on March 24 and 25, 2021.