Cloud computing is gaining momentum as a cost-effective alternative to traditional IT infrastructure, with the market for cloud services forecast to grow to over $241 billion this year. However, a recent study by Accenture shows that IT departments are still reluctant to move to the cloud, due to privacy, lock-in, and security issues.
Barton and Witt will take on the topic of the changing security landscape as they outline concerns and discuss strategies for negotiating best-in-class Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with cloud service providers.
“As more organizations hand off their data to cloud providers, SLAs between providers and consumers are where the rubber meets the road,” says Barton. “Organizations and CIOs need to be anticipating and planning their cloud security road map today for major changes that will take shape over the next one to three years.”
About the Speakers
David Barton, UHY Advisors, is a principal and the practice leader of the Southeast region Technology Assurance and Advisory Services group in Atlanta, GA. He has over 25 years practical experience in information systems and technology risk and controls and was recently awarded the Certified Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designation. UHY Advisors is a national business consulting firm (www.uhy-us.com)
Amanda Witt is of counsel at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough's Atlanta office in the Information Management Group. Her practice focuses on the areas of information technology, information security and privacy, e-commerce, outsourcing, intellectual property protection and transactions, software development and licensing, entertainment/
About UHY Advisors
At UHY Advisors, Inc. (www.uhy-us.com)
UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors” from offices across the United States. UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms.
UHY LLP is a full service national accounting firm with international resources and a broader range of services that include: SEC audits, internal audit and Sarbanes Oxley reporting as well as turnaround and transaction services. These additional services have been part of the growth of UHY and its commitment to meet the demands of middle market clients. UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services. UHY Advisors, Inc. and UHY LLP are independent U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited.