Richard Cook

Richard Cook, CISA, CISM, CRISC

Leader of IT Risk Management & Security, Elliott Davis, LLC

Richard has 11 years of IT consulting/audit experience as an IT Risk Management professional primarily with Big Four and national firms. His main focus is providing IT related assurance, consulting, advisory and security services. He has an extensive IT services technical background and has executed engagements in the following industries: Financial Institutions (regional, community and De Novo banks) Manufacturing & Distribution, Healthcare, Retail, Agriculture and Grocery; his range of experience includes assessing IT environments of public (accelerated-SOX 404 and non-accelerated filers, including Fortune 500 companies) and private enterprises both large and small from an internal and external perspective. Also, he has significant experience implementing the PCAOB’s AS5 top-down risk-based approach for SEC registrants.

He has executed SOC1 and SOC2 engagements. Richard is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Institute of Internal Audit (IIA), North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA), South Carolina Bankers Association (SCBA), Virginia Bankers Association (VBA) and North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and he is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls (CRISC). He earned is M.S. and B.S. in Accounting from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Rich serves as a member of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Advisory Board and Wingate University’s Accounting Advisory Board.