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Rising Senior Chris Hughes Winner of ISACA New England Annual Essay Competition


Rising Senior Chris Hughes Winner of ISACA New England Annual Essay Competition

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) of New England announced Bentley rising senior Chris Hughes as a winner of the ISACA New England annual essay competition and a $1,500 scholarship. The essay topic for the 2011 essay competition focused on legal and regulatory frameworks in place to address data privacy of individuals, businesses and governments.

Hughes's essay provided a thorough and critical evaluation of the impact of legal and regulatory considerations regarding data privacy, including a proposal to develop and implement a unified set of federal data security standards, and recommendations to hold top management accountable for data security in publicly traded companies.

Hughes is an Information Systems Audit and Control major, and is spending this summer as an intern at KPMG's IT Advisory Practice. His career plans include public accounting, with goals of becoming a certified public accountant and completing CISA (certified information systems auditor) certifications.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


by Bentley University November 11, 2014

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