WHAT INSPIRES YOU, INSPIRES US.

Eric A. Pulse, CISA, CISM, CRISC, GSEC, CFSA

Director of Risk Advisory

Eric A. Pulse

Providing value to our clients is my driving force. Our priority is to enhance the security and control structure that protects our clients' data and information. I am committed to our partnerships with our clients, providing quality and timely service that has a positive impact on their security and control environment so they can sleep better each night.

OVERVIEW

Eric specializes in providing information technology, risk advisory, and cyber security consulting services to a variety of industries, including health care, insurance, banking, credit unions, retail, manufacturing and governments. He advises Eide Bailly clients on how to keep their valuable data secure in a world of increasingly sophisticated cyber threats. With his many years of experience, Eric has become a true thought leader in the culture of cyber security.

When you work with Eric, you can expect a forward-thinking, big-picture approach to securing and protecting your data and implementing controls. In today's world of ever-changing risks and threats, Eric's first concern is your needs. When he's working on your behalf, you can expect a prompt response that is well thought out and tailored to those needs.

When he's not serving clients, Eric's life is consumed with faith and family. His greatest enjoyment is spending time with his beautiful wife and three children, traveling or making memories at home. Eric also enjoys coaching, cooking, and all things outdoors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Memberships

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association

Designations/Licensures

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor – Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Certified Information Security Manager – ISACA
  • Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control – ISACA
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification – The SANS Institute
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor – National Association of Financial Services Auditors

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting and Business Management – Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, South Dakota

KNOWLEDGE

Client Work

  • Performed IT audits, cyber security and control reviews that included business continuity planning, organizational and operational controls, physical and logical access security, application and processing controls and compliance testing.
  • Performed SSAE-16 SOC 1, as well as SOC 2/SOC 3 third-party audits.
  • Worked with clients on information system security certification and accreditation activities as required under Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 for low, moderate and high impact federal information systems.
  • Performed comprehensive assessments of external and internal computer systems and networks to determine security features and capabilities, as well as to identify potential cyber security system vulnerabilities.
  • Performed PCI Data Security Standard compliance assessments to evaluate organizations' compliance to the PCI Data Security Standard in preparation for compliance reporting requirements.

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY

Community Involvement

  • Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Member and volunteer
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire, Board of Directors
  • Eide Bailly community volunteer opportunities