Brian Shrift

EBENSBURG (June 5, 2017) – Brothers, Brian and Joseph Shrift successfully passed the Certified in Risk and Information System Controls (CRISC) exam, on June 3.  This may sound familiar as, last year, they each completed the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam.

CRISC is the most current and rigorous assessment available, to evaluate the risk management proficiency of IT professionals and other employees, within an enterprise or financial institute. Those who earn CRISC help enterprises to understand business risk and have the technical knowledge to implement appropriate information system controls.

“Our IT Security Certification Challenge started two Christmases ago when Joey and I were discussing work, and he was considering the CISA exam,” said older brother Brian. “I challenged him to it, and last June, we both passed.  This Christmas his gifts were CRSIC books to continue the challenge.  We haven’t decided what’s next, but the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam is a frontrunner.”

Joseph Shrift

Joseph Shrift, a Senior Associate of IT Attestation for KPMG Federal IT Advisory Group, in Washington, DC, helps organizations satisfy third-party risk and compliance assurance requirements and demonstrate the integrity of their control environment.  Joseph’s expertise is in information security, with special emphasis on federal agency security requirements for information systems.  Joseph is a St. Francis University graduate, with a degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems, and has been working at KPMG since 2012.

Brian Shrift, also a St. Francis University graduate of the Management Information Systems program, is the founder and president of Precision Business Solutions, an IT Management and Security company based in Ebensburg, PA. Brian’s focus is on working with organizations to assess, then mitigate, security risks to their organization.

For more information on Precision Business Solutions’ IT Security services, contact Niki Ashbrook at (814) 266-0206 or visit us on the Web at


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