ISACA Workshop: Cloud Assurance

  • TYPE: Workshop DATE: April 17, 2012 TIME: 9:00-13:00
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As enterprises look for innovative ways to save money and increase the trust and value in their information systems, cloud computing has emerged as an important opportunity, offering enterprises a potentially less expensive model to handle their computing needs and accomplish their business objectives. Cloud computing offers enterprises many possible benefits but also comes with some relevant risks, which need to be assessed and controlled.

Marc will present useful guidance for enterprises that are considering promoting data and business processes into a cloud environment and this based on his personal experience in guiding companies into the cloud and as chairman of the cloud computing task force of ISACA. Before moving ahead with the decision to roll out a cloud service or use cloud computing, Marc will show the need for assurance mechanisms.

Marc will prove that assurance in the cloud is different from a traditional outsourcing arrangement. With shared resourcing, multi-tenancy and geo-location, cloud computing requires a new approach to providing assurance. In the cloud, boundaries are difficult to define and to isolate and client specific transactional information is difficult to obtain.

Marc will show that assurance needs will become more real-time, continuous and process-oriented, while cloud service providers will need to provide greater transparency to their clients regarding the movement of the clients’ data. Security and assurance frameworks and certification and accreditation standards that are specific to cloud service providers must continue to evolve as clients seek confidence in these cloud computing services.

This workshop has an overview level. In order to get the best out of this session, you should be familiar with

  • cloud computing basics such as cloud computing definition (NIST SP800-145),
  • cloud service models,
  • cloud deployment models
  • and with IT outsourcing projects

To better prepare for this workshop please read the ISACA document ct09-Research.pdf




Marc Vael, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, is a director of ISACA and managing director at Valuendo. He has more than 15 years of experience in evaluating, designing, implementing and monitoring solutions on risk and information security management, incident and business continuity management, data...

Continuing Education Credits

After attending this workshop, the participant will be able

  • to present to management the cloud governance aspects
  • to identify the proper risks of cloud computing
  • to apply the cloud computing audit work program on his/her cloud computing project
  • to find more relevant information on cloud computing governance, risk and compliance

This Workshop qualifies for 4 Group Learning based CPEs

Learning level:  Overview
Preparation Required: See above

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ISACA Workshop: Cloud Assurance

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  • Apr 17, 2012 9:00-13:00

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