How To Not Make IT Audits a Nightmare, with Matt Huffman

IT Matters | Tech Solutions and Strategies for Every Industry

10-01-2024 • 43 min

Matt Huffman serves as the Information Technology Manager for Reinders, Inc, one of the Midwest’s largest full-service distributors of products to the commercial green industry. Matt has both administrated cybersecurity audits during his tenure at Wipfli and navigated them on the customer side. Through the years of seeing both ends, he developed a simple methodology to successfully save time and pass audits when they come around. Today we discuss those tips and tricks to help the IT leader manage what is traditionally a painful process.

Conversation Highlights:
[01:47] Introducing our guest, Matt Huffman
[04:11] How Matt came about his role
[08:38] What makes a good auditor
[11:28] Audit organization strategy
[13:38] Changes within audit processes across decades
[15:14] Challenges in preparing for audits
[23:49] Writing policies with ChatGPT
[30:39] IT career paths for students
[37:10] Matt's thoughts surrounding future tech
[39:55] Matt's message to IT leaders

Notable Quotes:
"You shouldn't have to prepare if you're organized." Aaron Bock [11:25]

"Know your value. No one's gonna do it for you." Matt Huffman [40:35]

Connect With Matt Huffman
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-huffman-47baba18/

The IT Matters Podcast is about IT matters and matters pertaining to IT. It is produced by Opkalla, a technology advisory firm that helps their clients navigate the confusion in the technology marketplace and choose the solution that is right for their business.

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