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 Events in This Chapter

The IIA NoVA Chapter is excited to present TWO topics for the price of ONE! Please join us for our monthly Programs event on Monday, Decebmer 9, 2019, for Considerations for an Effecitve Cloud Strategy AND Incorporating Subject Matter Experts
Noon to 12:20        Registration
12:20 to 12:30        Chapter annoucements
12:30 to 2pm          Lunch served, Topic #1: Considerations for an Effective Cloud Strategy
2:00 to 2:15 pm      Break 
2:15  to 4pm           Topic #2: Incorporating Subject Matter Experts
Topic #1: Considerations for an Effective Cloud Strategy (2 CPE)
Organizations are reinventing their businesses through technology. Cloud is one of the key tools in this digital reinvention. How do you securely make the transition? What should your cloud strategy be? Hybrid cloud, multi cloud, cloud bursting, hyperconvergence? What are the cost considerations? What should your security strategy be? This presentation will identify common cloud environments, the features and cost considerations associated with each, and key components to consider for developing an effective security strategy.

Scott Vachal applies his more than 30 years of financial, managerial, and cyber security/IT experience to assist mid-sized entities transition to the cloud environment. Financial analysis has been a primary thread through his career, after obtaining his MBA (Information Systems & Quantitative Studies). Mr. Vachal has consulted for a full range of companies, from Fortune 500, such as AT&T, Dun & Bradstreet, to mid-sized and small businesses. He later provided financial advice as a Certified Financial Planner® (retired) to business owners, before returning for a Masters in Management of Secure Information Systems. Mr. Vachal founded Meridian Cyber Defense, which provided IT and cyber security support to the SMB market. He currently is a Client Executive for Soter Cloud Solutions. Mr. Vachal also serves with ISACA-GWDC as Liaison to Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and as Associate Director Vlogging & Channel Content. Scott has traveled to 70 countries, but has yet to see the Hawaiian Islands.
Sushila Nair is on the board of the board of the GWDC, the Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter of ISACA and plays an active role in supporting best practices and skills development within the cybersecurity community. Sushila has worked as a Chief Information Security Officer for ten years and has twenty years’ experience in computing infrastructure, business and security. Sushila has consulted in many diverse areas including telecommunications, risk analysis, credit card fraud, and has served as a legal expert witness. She has worked with the insurance industry in Europe and America on methods of underwriting e-risk insurance based on ISO27001.  She has published numerous articles in the computing press on risk and security, and has spoken at Segurinfo, CACS, TechMentor, FinSec and many other global technical events on diverse subjects ranging from managing risk to designing security baselines.
Topic #2: Incorporating Subject Matter Experts (2 CPE)
The operating environment of many organizations is becoming increasingly complex with customers, employees, supply chains and data spread across countries with differing regulatory, political and cultural environments. As a result, internal audit professionals are tasked with addressing a wider range of topics and risks. Many professionals are finding a need for highly specific technical skills or perspectives from outside the organization. By using Subject matter Experts (SMEs), some internal audit organizations are able to address more complex audits without significant increases in staffing and budgets. However, introducing SMEs can produce challenges. How do you qualify an SME? What is the right balance of technical skill and internal audit skill? What is the correct role for an SME? When should technical skills be in-sourced compared to outsourcing? These are some of the questions that will be addressed as the presentation brings real-life industry examples to the audience.
Andy Artz, Principal, Ernst and Young
Andy is a Principal in the Government Contract Services practice (GCS). He provides a wide range of advisory services to assist clients in conducting business with the Federal Government with more than 15 years of experience in government contracting, including over 12 years with EY. For much of his time at EY, Andy has provided internal audit services to many of the largest US Defense contractors. Andy has served as both a subject matter expert and a strategic advisor to Chief Audit Executives throughout industry.

Karl Fultz, Senior Manager, Ernst and Young
Karl Fultz is a Senior Manager in EY’s Government Contract Services practice (GCS) practice. Karl has over a decade of contract management experience, including four with the US Department of Defense. Karl provide a variety of consulting services to assist clients doing business with the Federal Government. In addition to traditional consulting services, Karl often serves as an internal auditor and internal audit subject matter expert. Areas of particular specialty include program management, business systems, and supply chain oversight.