The Audit and Compliance team at Carolinas IT welcomes two new employees who will focus on security and compliance solutions for clients.Alexi “Lexi” Pappas joins the Audit and Compliance team at Carolinas IT, where she will be assisting in providing services to new and existing clients to ensure they are current in their control environment and compliant with applicable regulations. Formerly a Network Security and Compliance Manager for a SaaS startup business in the Triad, she has a bachelor’s degree in Network Security Management and is pursuing her CISA and CISSP certifications.
Lexi has an extensive background in agile product development controls, SOC 2 Type II Audit Reporting and has consulted for vendors on compliance strategies, audit policies, and regulations. Lexi is a leading expert on IT compliance with over 4 years’ experience in IT-control and operations. Frequent topics including security breaches, audit and compliance, and application development standards.
Outside of work, Lexi enjoys daily yoga practice and is working to become a certified instructor. She also enjoys spending time with and riding her horse.Dyana Pearson has over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and Security, working her way up through Engineering and Consulting roles to ultimately become highly specialized in the realm of PCI DSS Compliance. She brings a unique skillset through working as an employee of the PCI Security Standards Council and as a QSA. Additionally, she has extensive experience in evaluating organizations against other standards-based and regulatory compliance frameworks (HIPAA, HITRUST, SOX, NIST, etc.). Dyana currently maintains CISSP, CISA, CISM & CRISC certifications and will be assisting Carolinas IT and its clients with proactive compliance-based audits and assessments.
“With a growing demand for security and compliance services, it was imperative to have additional staff,” said Greg Manson, Director of Audit and Compliance at Carolinas IT. “Alexi and Dyana will be instrumental in helping us grow our business unit by working directly with clients who have a need for risk assessments, penetration testing, and compliance initiatives.”
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