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The Information Technology (IT) Division assists state and federal agencies with the examination of insurer’s IT systems to ensure compliance and reliability of those systems as they pertain to financial and market conduct exams, supervisions and rehabilitations, receiverships, and other special projects as they are requested. The IT examination services follow an industry standard framework (such as COBIT, NIST, ITIL, etc.). Complementary cybersecurity examination services, which can include vulnerability assessments and penetration tests, can be included to ensure proper mitigation efforts against cyber threats. In addition, the IT Division provides data analysis and data science services to complement our IT services. Our data specialists have the requisite tools, such as Excel, ACL, SQL Servers, Power BI, Tableau, etc. to manage data projects of varying sizes and scopes.

Our IT examination team is made of up dedicated professionals who hold the required and complementary designations to perform these consulting services. All examiners hold the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification from ISACA, and many hold the Automation Examination Specialist (AES) certification from the Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE). Additionally, most hold the Accredited Financial Examiner (AFE) and Certified Financial Examiner (CFE) designations from SOFE, which further validates their knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry. Additional designations include Market Conduct Manager (MCM) and Advance Market Conduct Manager (AMCM) from the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES), and a number of specialized technical certifications related to IT systems, technology, and cybersecurity.

ER’s Information Technology Division is comprised of a wide array of talented professionals, all with varying and experienced backgrounds to delivery exceptional services. Each team member brings a unique combination of skill sets, talents, perspectives, and experiences to the table to provide a collaborative solution for the needs of our clients. Our focus is on today, but our eyes are always looking forward to the future.

Division Leadership

Steven Sigler, CFE, AES, AMCM, CISADirector

Steven Sigler has 20+ years of employment experience in Insurance; 7 years involving IT support, IT…

James Gowins, CISA, AES, AFE, MCMSupervisor

James started his regulatory career with the Texas Department of Insurance in 2010. In 2013, James…