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Alya Gennaro

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Partner at Aleada Consulting LLC | WISP Treasurer
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Aleada Consulting
San Francisco Bay Area
Alya is a Partner at Aleada Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm focused on privacy and data protection. She is a Technology Risk, Privacy, and Compliance professional with over 13 years of experience in risk management, data privacy, internal controls, technology compliance and operational process improvement. Alya has managed multiple, diverse teams of experienced resources in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Her career has been focused on advising companies with strategic ways to minimize their risk and meet compliance and financial objectives without disrupting operations.

Alya worked as a Director in Technology Risk for consulting and big four audit firms. She was hired to open and grow the Sunera LLC San Francisco office for leading recruiting and business development efforts, as well as overseeing diverse teams of experienced consulting resources.

Alya has managed consulting and audit engagements for national and global clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, insurance, transportation, real estate, and retail. She has worked with startups and large global organizations. She has helped establish Internal Audit functions for startups, develop risk-based audit plans, perform risk assessments, document business processes, identify internal and test internal controls based on best-practice standards, and formally report recommendations to Executive Management.

Projects include:
- Internal Audit: IT General Controls, IT Security, Operational, and Compliance
- Data privacy assessments/audits, GDPR, Safe Harbor Readiness/Privacy Shield
- Real-time system implementation assessments and post-implementation audits
- External IT audit / Attestation (Service Organization Control reporting: SOC 1 / SOC 2)
- Risk assessments: Enterprise, Internal Audit, Vendor, IT, Privacy
- Compliance reviews and gap assessments
- Project management office (PMO) assistance

Interests
Application Security Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Cybercrime Encryption/Key Management Enterprise Security FedRAMP HIPAA HITRUST ICOBIT IDS/IPS (Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems Incident Response ISO ISO 27001 Mobile Security NIST Password Management PCI-DSS Penetration Testing Phishing PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Privacy Risk Assessment & Management Security Consulting Single Sign On Social Engineering SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) VPN Website Security Wireless Security

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