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 March IIA ISACA Meeting

Speaker Presentation
3/12/2013 11:30 AM
3/12/2013 2:00 PM
J. Liu, Worthington |

Special IIA/ISACA Co-Sponsored 2 CPE Presentation

 Auditing Cloud Computing: Adapting to Changes in Data Management

Presented by Jay Hoffman, Charles Saunders and John Didlott


Everyone has heard of the cloud, and many of us may even store music or videos there from our tablets or smartphones.  When an organization uses the cloud, it can present new risks that need to be addressed.  This presentation will define key concepts related to cloud computing and address the following three learning objectives:

1.       How does cloud computing make it into my audit universe? Understand where cloud computing exists in your organization and what risks it presents.  Participants will discuss when it is appropriate to include procedures over cloud computing in your audit plan.

2.       Do internal audit fundamentals apply to cloud computing? How do you plan to audit cloud computing?  Review the fundamental audit concepts of risks and controls and discuss how these apply to auditing cloud computing.

3.       How do you execute and sustain the audit plan? Sharing lessons learned at AEP, the presenters will discuss how to develop and execute a sustainable audit plan covering risks associated with cloud computing.

This ISACA / IIA joint event will benefit IT and internal auditors, providing discussions of key concepts and real world examples to shed light on this emerging topic.

Registration: 11:15am - 11:30am
Lunch Served: 11:30am
Presentation: 12:10pm – 2:00pm

$25 - Members
$35 - Non-Members

Speaker Biographies

Jay Hoffman, CIA, CISA, Audit Director, American Electric Power

Jay has been with Audit Services at AEP for the past 10 years,  He has been involved in annual Audit Plan development for several years, ensuring the coverage of emerging risks such as Cloud Computing, Social Media, and other current technology topics.  Prior to joining AEP, Jay was an Audit Senior in Ernst & Young's Technology Security & Risk Services.
Charles T. Saunders, Ph.D., CIA, CCSA, Accounting Lead Faculty, Franklin University
Dr. Saunders is responsible for teaching, course management, and the design and development of courses and programs in the Accounting, Finance, and Economics Department at Franklin University. His teaching specialties include auditing, forensic accounting, and enterprise risk management. Prior to joining Franklin in 2010, Dr. Saunders completed his MA and Ph.D. degrees at The Ohio State University. He also holds an MBA from Ohio State. Dr. Saunders served as an internal auditor at American Electric Power Company for 26 years. An experienced speaker, teacher, and trainer, Dr. Saunders has been a member of the IIA for over 30 years, and has served the Central Ohio Chapter in various capacities as an officer, trustee, and committee member.  
John Didlott, CISA, IT Audit Consultant, American Electric Power

John is an IT Audit Consultant with American Electric Power.  He has worked for AEP for 15 years and has severed in various positions throughout the company.  Currently performs various audit functions and presides over the continuous auditing functions within the audit department.  John also has external audit experience with KPMG.

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