Walter Zuniga, founder of Backbone Consultants, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a 15-year Information Technology (IT) leader and has worked with Fortune 500 companies in a wide array of industries. Walter has built a solid foundation of clients through his Technology Risk Advisory Service.
Walter has a long record of successfully advising local, national and multi-national clients with their IT security, IT audit, and privacy needs. Walter specializes in applying his deep technical expertise and industry knowledge to help organizations address information and technology risk challenges including information security assessments, regulatory audits, HIPAA/HITECH reviews, SSAE16 readiness, IT SOX and ERP security reviews.
Before founding Backbone Consultants, Walter was with Deloitte where he managed multiple clients on information technology risk services and attestations engagements.
Walter holds a Master's in System Software (MSS) from the University of Saint Thomas and a Bachelor's Degree is Systems Engineering from Villarreal University in Lima, Peru. Walter holds designations of a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).