Leah Herman

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: May 2018


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This past summer, I interned at Liberty Mutual in their IT Audit Department. IT and Audit are two completely different business functions, but when they are combined into one, it acts as a risk advisory and cyber security subset within an organization. The primary goal of an IT Auditor is to check servers, databases, processes, etc. and make sure they comply with pre-determined rules and regulations. Most of the time, I ran reports and used applications in order to analyze if a person or “non-human” ID should have access to a specific set of servers or databases. If someone had access, but they should not have, I had to communicate that issue with upper management in order to create a plan in order to remove their access.

Additionally, I worked on a cyber security project with two other interns. In this project, we were tasked with reading an analyzing a report from the New York State Department of Financial Services. This report outlined cyber security protocols within a company. We needed to determine what those protocols are, and create a plan to follow them. From this, I learned about the rules and regulations that an IT Audit group should follow and abide by.

During my time at Liberty Mutual, I applied my knowledge from my classes at Temple University. I used the MIS 2502- Data Analytics class, which taught me process mapping, while I was mapping the processes for an EY Audit of IT. The MIS 2501 – Enterprise IT Architecture class to guide me through audits that dissected user priveledges for Microsoft products and applications. Through my education in the MIS program at Temple, I felt well-prepared for this internship, and future job opportunities.

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Professional Achievements

    • Class project Spring 2016

    • AIS officerFall 2017, Spring 2018

    • Fox IT Career FairFall 2017

    • Other Career FairSpring 2017

    • IBIT small group meeting with industryFall 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2018

    • IBIT/CDI Challenge or ConferenceFall 2016, Fall 2017

    • Active AIS memberFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

    • Fox IT AwardsSpring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018

    • AIS professional development workshopFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

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