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The Founder & CEO of Aviva Spectrum, Sonia Luna, interviews Sajay Rai, Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC.

A 10/04/13 BlogTalkRadio Interview

Sajay has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information security, business continuity, privacy, IT audit and information risk.  He is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC, which focuses on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting. Prior to starting Securely Yours, Sajay was instrumental in starting IBM’s Information Security consulting practice and managing its information tech consulting practice in Latin America. 

Sajay Rai co-authored the recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise. 

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Founder & CEO of Aviva Spectrum, Compliance Made Simple
Introduction

In 2004, Sonia Luna, CPA, CIA founded Aviva Spectrum, a highly specialized management consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California with affiliate offices in Hong Kong, China and Bangalore, India. Aviva’s mission is helping U.S. stock exchange-listed, government and privately-held organizations improve their understanding and application of the tenets of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. In practice, this vision of leadership materialized into a unique compliance methodology supported by two titanic guiding frameworks: COSO and CobIT, which help organizations mitigate risk while maximizing overall shareholder value.

Sonia launched her career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where she acquired an extensive amount of Corporate Governance, Internal Audit and Regulatory Compliance consulting experience. Sonia honed this experience further as a Manager at Ernst & Young LLP and as a Senior Consultant at SingerLewak, a Los Angeles-based Certified Professional Accounting firm. Throughout her collective 12-year tenure in these organizations, Sonia worked with a variety of clients in multiple industries that included Entertainment, Bio Technology, Consumer Products, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Software Development, Professional Business Services, Oil and World Wide Web-based merchants, either as a leader or member of audit engagement teams.

Sonia has traveled extensively throughout the United States and China and as has successfully completed multiple speaking engagements related to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. The audience demographic Sonia has presented Sarbanes-Oxley information to has included Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers and Chief Compliance Officers, among others.

Sonia earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the California State University at Northridge, California. Sonia’s current professional affiliation memberships include the Institute of Internal Auditors, ISACA, the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, Sonia served as the Chief Financial Officer of AID FOR AIDS; a non-profit organization focused on finding a cure for AIDS and is a member of the Board of Directors at the Orange County, California chapter of ALPFA, the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting.

More About Aviva Spectrum:  Welcome to Aviva Spectrum, the premier provider of Internal Audit, SOX compliance, and Risk Management Services in the West Coast. Our goal in creating long-term, strategic partnerships with our clients is to establish efficient internal controls systems simply and effectively that in turn build core strength and efficiency in your corporate structure. Whether you’re a public company, private company or government agency we welcome the opportunity to share our model and success stories with you. 
Click here to learn more or contact us to arrange an introductory meeting.

Governance, Risk & Compliance

Today the validation of corporate governance requires more sophisticated approaches, such as data analytics, continuous monitoring and automated internal control validation techniques. For example, IT governance connects the business objectives and the IT infrastructure but the ultimate goal is to provide assurance that the IT infrastructure investments are providing value and mitigating significant financial and operational risks. Our firm has the expertise to provide cutting edge governance processes which seamlessly integrate IT.

From all aspects including company structure, personnel, direction and above all corporate experience, Aviva Spectrum is a comprehensive Audit/Accounting/ Management Advisory Service firm well suited to meet the challenging needs of today’s government agencies.

Partner With Us

Our specialized expertise and proven track record has established trust within our client relationships.  Our clients know we have their organization's best interest and long term goals in mind.  We commit ourselves to applying a variety of different perspectives – customized to the industry, size, staff resources and unique situation of each engagement.  We are skilled at solving complex internal controls issues and thoroughly enjoy providing solutions to help organizations overcome them. 

As your committed partner we will bring fresh ideas that suit your needs by providing a custom solution in each of the following core service areas:

Bragging rights
Aviva Spectrum has developed a number of in-house, proprietary tools and templates to successfully complete all of our varied projects. We incorporate the principles and standards from guidance such as COSO, the SEC, and ITGI to produce effective proprietary tools. Below is a brief summary of our methodology – which breaks down the internal control process into different milestones/phases.