Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Control the Cloud


“Cloud Auditing is the objective evaluation of whether risks to Cloud Customers have been adequately dealt with; that a Cloud Customer's compliance requirements will be met; and that the Cloud Provider has the necessary controls in place."

Virtualization and cloud computing have been ranked as CIO’s top two technology priorities by Gartner. Organisations understand that these technologies come with new risks. Privacy, security and legal concerns of cloud-based computing are some of the major ones.

The Virtualization & Cloud Audit Professional course examines these risks and how to manage them. You'll learn how to audit VMware and other cloud services.

Cloud Auditing allows clients to build a strong business case for cloud computing and helps them navigate the evolving landscape without exposing their risk postures. It also helps cloud providers to understand what auditors look for before actually being audited and provide assurance towards their customers. In addition to this, it helps Governments and prudential supervisors such as national banks to create audit standards & cloud assurance guidelines; and ensure that current policies are being reinforced in the Cloud.

The main role of a Cloud Auditor is to assess cloud architectures against critical compliance requirements and to identify specific vulnerabilities & threats. He recommends controls to be deployed on the various levels and audits for the presence and efficiency of said controls and provide assurance that stated designs are assured and working.