Glenn William S. Alcala

Advisory Partner

Glenn has over eight years of experience covering information security audit and implementation, IT risk-based assurance, IT consulting, and general consulting services. This includes two years of working in RSM Australia, where he helped build the Team’s information security attestation practice for Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) and formally established the IT audit practice in support of financial statements audit.  He has handled a wide range of industries: healthcare, fintech, holdings, manufacturing, retail, distribution, energy, mining, gas and oil, tollways, financial services, and professional services.

He has extensive experience in management system assessment and implementation, information systems risk and control assessment, privacy impact assessments, business process reviews, and assurance reviews on various application systems, IT operations, and general IT controls. He also has significant experience in: Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) ASAE 3150-based assurance engagements (open banking standard); Securities Regulation Code (SRC) independent assurance on information technology, risk management, and business continuity; and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) independent assurance on IT systems and infrastructure for Digital Bank and Electronic Payment and Financial Services (EPFS) applications.

He is the Firm’s information security and data privacy subject matter expert. He assists in the Firm’s compliance with pertinent privacy laws and provides guidance to project teams in performing privacy impact assessments, privacy management program implementations, and information security program implementation and assurance.

He was a member of the Firm’s Digital Strategy Work Group, a center of excellence for digital transformation strategies and implementation.  He also led the Firm’s initiative in securing its ISO/IEC 27001 certification.

Glenn is a Certified Public Accountant and certified as an Information Security Management System (ISO/IEC 27001) Lead Auditor. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Ateneo de Zamboanga University, where he graduated magna cum laude and salutatorian. He passed the exam for Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) – ranking 1st in the Philippines.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Ateneo de Zamboanga University

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Information SecurityManagement System (ISO/IEC 27001) Lead Auditor

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