A Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System), ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management System), ISO 20000 (IT Service Management System) and ISO 27032 (Lead Cyber Security Manager), Nwabueze Ohia is a seasoned information risk assurance and cybersecurity expert with over 16 years’ industry experience in IT consulting, IT audit, internal control/audit and information risk assurance. With bulk of his experience in the banking and financial institution space, Nwabueze have performed roles such as IS/IT Auditor, Information Security Analyst, IT Forensics/Fraud Investigator, IT Risk Analyst, System Control Analyst, among others, in the course of his professional life. His core strength/competences are in Information systems & technical Infrastructure auditing, IT risk assessment, cyber threat intelligence & analysis, security architecture & engineering (networks and operating systems), electronic fraud & forensic investigation, software engineering & web application development, data analytics and revenue assurance, among others.
Given his strong auditing and information risk assurance background, he has developed series of audit work programs, checklists, risk assessment templates and information security programs, which professionals have recognized as valuable resources for information risk and security assurance. This is due to their conformance to standards/frameworks issued by professional bodies such as institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems & Control Association (ISACA), International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST Risk Management & Cybersecurity framework) and Center for Internet Security (CIS). His Books, articles, best practice guides and web content are hands-on (do-it-yourself guide) and have assisted practitioners within Nigeria, Sub-Sahara Africa and beyond in addressing information risk and security concerns in the ever changing and dynamic IT environment. Beyond the financial services sector, practitioners in other sectors such as insurance, telecommunication, web hosting, Internet service providers, SaaS, cloud service provider, distribution & supply chain management, shipping, oil & gas, have leveraged content produced by Nwabueze to excel in their endeavors.
Nwabueze Ohia is a seasoned trainer and public speaker and operate the website (http://oxleyconsults.com.ng) where all his books and materials are published. He has published four books to his credit, which are available on Amazon Kindle Book store as well as other major eBook reading and distribution platforms worldwide. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Telecommunications) from Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree in Information Management Technology (IMT) and recently completed Master of Science Degree (MSc) in Information Management Technology (IMT) both from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State.
Nwabueze Ohia is passionate about giving back to the society and the knowledgebase of his chosen profession, having greatly been enriched by same. He has demonstrated this passion through several writeups, articles, best practice guides and professional papers published via his website and other outlets. He finds joy and fulfillment in extending helping hands to the needy and the downtrodden of our society. His hobbies are traveling round the world, soccer, tennis and web application development/programming. Born in 1983 to Nigerian parents from the Eastern part of the country, he is happily married with two children.