This blog is about understanding, auditing, and addressing risk in cloud environments. Systems and architectures are rapidly converging, hiding complexity with additional layers of abstraction. Simplicity is great for operations - as long as risks are understood and addressed.
8TH Annual Dallas CPA Society Education Conference
May 4, 2012 between 8am and 5pm at the Loews Anatole – The Dallas IIA is joining up with the Dallas CPA society (over 6,800 members!) to provide two topics (50 minutes each) for their 8th annual conference (over 1,200 attendees at last year’s event). Mr. Greg Estes asked for a cutting edge audit related topic that would appeal to corporate CPAs.
I responded with a track discussion covering cloud computing risks. The goal is to share perspective and understanding of outsourced data management and processing.
Here is the topic submission:
Cloud Computing Introduction
and Risk Management
Join us on a journey to discover – andunderstand – the cloud.
We’ll open the discussion with a review of Cloud Computing and what its heralded
arrival means for your company or your clients. It’s here to stay and transform data
management. The cost reduction, operations impact, and business elasticity are
real benefits. However, there are also real, tangible, risk factors to consider.
We will exam these risk factors and discuss solutions for managing risk in
cloud computing environments. Slides and supplemental information will be posted to www.cloudauditcontrols.com.