Alan Gutierrez-Arana Principal

Alan has over 25 years of experience providing IT security and controls assessments, regulatory compliance consulting services for a broad range of insurance, banking, finance, and high technology entities. He, and his team, provide advice and assess and review payment card process controls on complex infrastructures that conduct transactions. Alan specializes in assisting Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies with a presence in North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Europe.

Prior to joining Mazars, Alan was the National Leader for the Payment Card Industry Practice at a large national accounting and consulting firm.

Alan holds a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering from the University Federal du Pará, a Bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Computer Science from Walden University and a Master of Information Security from Capella University.

Industry Expertise

Financial Services

Payment Cards

Service Specialties

Federal and state IT regulatory compliance (SOX, HIPAA-HITECH, BASEL II, FFEIC)
Risk & Regulatory Consulting
IT Risk Assessment

ISO 17799

Licenses & Certifications

Qualified Security Assessor, PCI Security Standards Council - (QSA)
Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, ISACA – (CDPS)
Certified Information Security Manager, ISACA – (CISM)

Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISACA – (CISA)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, ISACA – (CRISC)
PCI-DSS Payment Card Industry Professional, PCI Security Standards Council – (PCIP)


High Tech Crime Consortium (HTCC)
PCI DSS Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Information Systems and Controls Association (ISACA)

Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
Computer Security Institute (CSI)
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

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