System and Information Security Assurance

About Us

CHL Global Associates provides information security and reliability services in association with the best available technology management, security, control, risk management, auditing, assurance, compliance, and governance advisers, product and service providers, and experts.

Solutions to your information and technology strategies, governance, management, and processes are as unique as your organization and its roles.  There is no one-size-fits-all answer.  The "best" practices are those that provide your most efficient and reliable solutions.

Compliance with information reliability legislation and regulation requires the right solution for your company.  Make sure your compliance and assurance consultants and auditors understand the opportunities and advantages as well as the specifics and intent of the requirements.

Interpretation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) contained in Auditing Standard 5 (AS5) by the PCAOB allows external auditors to place greater reliance on the analyses performed by internal audit and other competent objective groups.  Now management of risks, controls, compliance, operations, and efficiency can be integrated into a more effective - and less expensive - business and compliance plan.  Ask us about this.

Read how best of breed organizations turn compliance into added value for the organization and its stakeholders.  Access "How to Build and Maintain a 'Culture of Compliance"  

Contact us for compliance management information tailored to your specific needs and purposes.

Charles Le Grand is founder and CEO of CHL Global Associates, and an Associate Advisor of the TechPar Group.  He has more than 30 years experience dealing with management of security, reliability, auditability, compliance, risk,  assurance, and governance matters in information and related technologies.  He advocates application of available technology tools in design, development, auditing, and analytics to include advanced monitoring, measurement, validation, analysis, and reporting to discover anomalies and trends in data that can reveal the sources and causes of errors, fraud, or ineffective processes and controls.  He has served in various management positions and IT roles ranging from programmer / analyst, to IT auditor, audit manager, and CIO; and managed many successful systems, audit, and research projects.  He is a recognized author and speaker on a wide range of management, technology, and assurance topics.  He produced board-level guidance on information security for the U.S. Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO, now part of the Department of Homeland Security), and coordinated the development of information security metrics for a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Prior to forming CHL Global Associates and joining the TechPar Group, Le Grand directed the work of The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation that produced the landmark Systems Auditability and Control (SAC) reports.  He  served as IIA’s director of technology practices and helped to provide guidance and representation for the internal auditing profession, liaising with other professional and regulatory bodies.  He also served as IIA's CIO to develop and implement a three-year project that migrated IIA systems and networks to the Internet, architected and implemented its first two web sites ( and, implemented its first email systems, and provided the secure framework for a global communication network.

Le Grand provided expert testimony on auditing and information security to the U.S. President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.  He served on the board of directors of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, the Executive Committee of the Generally Accepted Information Security Principles Committee, the Advanced Technology Committee of The Institute of Internal Auditors, the National Cyber Security Partnership, and the Center for Continuous Auditing.  He was co-leader of a team that developed “Information Security Program Elements” and “Information Security Metrics” for the Corporate Information Security Working Group.  He also served in an advisory capacity to the U.S. President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and the American Bar Association’s Information Security Committee.

Le Grand’s business process analyses have enabled companies to coordinate their business, technical, and operational control systems for efficiency in managing risks, controls, compliance, and operations.  Process control and compliance assessments enable companies to take advantage of the new and changing regulatory environments like the AS5 impacts on SOX compliance.

Le Grand earned a bachelor degree from Auburn University School of Engineering, is a Certified Internal Auditor, a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and has the Basic and Standard certificates from the American Institute of Banking.

CHL Global Associates works with and through a global array of professional affiliates and associates to bring the best available talent to bear in providing solutions and responding to opportunities.





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