Director of Audit Services
La Plata, MD

Chris Shields is a seasoned professional with a remarkable track record in providing expert guidance on IT auditing, risk management, and Model Validations. His career spans over 25 years, during which he has played a pivotal role in ensuring the operational and security compliance of Long-Haul Communications and Information Technology for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Agencies. Chris’s expertise extends to auditing community-based financial institutions across the United States. His comprehensive approach encompasses risk-based auditing, risk management, internal operational audit support, and Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering Model Validations. Additionally, Chris has provided IT Security advisory services for a diverse range of information systems projects. Specializing in the certification and testing of financial management systems. Chris holds a variety of InfoSec, AML, and Cybersecurity Certifications, along with additional compliance and quality assurance certifications. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland University College. Chris is an active member of several professional organizations, including the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., (ISC)², InfraGard, BSA Coalition, and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. His unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with his extensive experience and certifications, makes Chris Shields a sought-after professional in the field of IT auditing, BSA Support, risk management, Model Validations, and Scenario/Agent Analysis.