Phil Hurd

Phil Hurd, CISA, CISSP

Georgia Institute of Technology

Phil is the Current Chief Audit Executive, Ethics Officer, and the Director of Internal Auditing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a role he’s held for almost a decade. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.  Phil holds a master’s degree in information systems management from Western International University. In his time at Georgia Tech, Phil has identified numerous paths to improvement as well as streamlining the operations of his office and bringing data analytics to this critical assessment function. Through his team's efforts he has been able to enrich the business protocols not only of the compliance and assessment functions but of numerous financial and human systems.

Phil is a past President of the Association of College and University Auditors.  He also served ACUA as Vice President, Board Member at Large, Executive Committee, and numerous other committees. He was recipient of ACUA’s Excellence in Service Award in 2007.  In 2004 Phil’s team was also awarded recognition by the State of Georgia as having a best practice for audit and fraud detection, and their internal control guide was listed as one of the 25 top best practices in the state. He is a member of the Atlanta Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.  

Phil is often described as a renaissance executive, strategic leader, and results-driven entrepreneurial professional with a track record of success in examining operational efficiency within a $1 billion plus budget. With in-depth skills in many different areas, he supports a portfolio of talent that underscores operational effectiveness.

Prior to joining the Georgia Institute of Technology, Phil served in the U.S. Army for ten years, taking him to Germany, Korea, Hawaii, and various other world locations. He was a Communications Facility Chief for a strategic outpost on the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ). This life shaping challenge helped him to understand the need for confidentially, integrity, and availability of information assets and their role in organizational operations.

Mr. Hurd’s areas of expertise are:

  • Ethics in the Workplace
  • Fraud investigations
  • How to Hire
  • How to Steal: Using a Procurement (Credit) Card
  • How to Steal: Your Travel Itinerary
  • Information Age Fraud Schemes
  • Insurance Fraud and Liability Deceptions
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards
  • Planning an Information Systems Audit
  • Success and Motivation
  • The Domains of IT Risk
  • The Thrust of Trust.
  • Understanding Fraud and the Causes of Economic Crime
  • A Historical Perspective of the Success of a Positive Mental Attitude