The Importance of Auditor & Consultant Relationships

Wednesday July 17th | 2-3pm EDT


During this session we will discuss how collaboration between auditor and consultant has positive impacts on the client and provides a better experience.



  • 360 Overview / Fractional CISO overview
  • Why should organizations have a vCISO to strengthen their security posture
  • The value of your Service auditor
  • Efficiencies gained when your vCISO and Service auditor collaborate
  • Client Centric experience


Rob Black is a highly respected figure in the cybersecurity realm. As the founder of Fractional CISO, Rob has guided numerous companies in enhancing their security posture. With extensive experience in product and corporate security roles at prominent companies such as PTC< Axeda and RSA Security, Rob is recognized as a trusted authority in risk management and cybersecurity innovation.


Kris Francis

Sr. Compliance Executive - 360 Advanced

Kris Francis joined our team early in his career as a Sales Associate. After 10 years with the firm, Kris has been key in developing our sales program. Today Kris is focused on building his team by providing strong leadership and guidance. He is also part of our Go-to-Market team, leads the sales team, and continues to develop relationships in new market segments and industries to help grow the footprint of the 360 Advanced brand. security is informed by his product past, and he views business alignment and profitable outcomes as the biggest drives of his security programs. Allan gives back to the community via LinkedIn posts, articles for various magazines, and via The Cyber Ranch Podcast. Today Allan is CEO at Alford and Adams Consulting, a boutique strategic cybersecurity consulting and vCISO firm.


As Practice Director, Lyons oversees cybersecurity audit and assessment operations, and is responsible for Assurance and Compliance project services with 360 Advanced. Before joining 360 Advanced, Lyons worked for the CPA firm of Lurie, LLP as a Manager in the Technology Consulting division, where he managed various IT attestation and security-related consulting engagements. His focus over the past 15 years has been performing SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 2 +, SOC 3, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and HITRUST CSF examinations/assessments in a large range of industries, including government, third-party administration providers, telecom, healthcare, data center and cloud services, employee benefits, payroll processing insurance, and many others. He also has experience in IT Risk Assessments, CSA STAR, SSPA, SOX, NCUA, NIST 800-53, FISMA, FedRAMP, CCPA, GDPR, CMMC, GLBA, PIPEDA, IT Strategic Planning, and Continuity Planning engagements. Lyons has garnered over 18 years’ worth of IT security knowledge, completed training with multiple recognized security organizations, sits on the HITRUST Authorized External Assessor Council and Quality Subcommittee, and has achieved and maintained a list of industry-recognized security designations.