UHY Advisors’ David Barton Shares Expertise on Cloud Computing, IT Security, at ITAC 2012

UHY Advisors’ Principal David Barton will share key insights on cloud computing and IT security at ITAC 2012, the 32nd annual IT Audit & Controls Conference, to be held October 30 – November 1, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ.
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Oct. 12, 2012 - PRLog -- Contact: Mitch Leff, Leff & Associates, (404) 861-4769, mitch@leffassociates.com

UHY Advisors’ David Barton Shares Expertise on Cloud Computing, IT Security, at ITAC 2012 Conference in Arizona, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1

ATLANTA, October 12, 2012 – UHY Advisors’ Principal David Barton will share key insights on cloud computing and IT security at ITAC 2012, the 32nd annual IT Audit & Controls Conference, to be held October 30 – November 1, 2012 in Scottsdale, AZ at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn.  Barton’s first session, Auditing the Cloud, will instruct IT professionals on how the cloud affects the approach to risk and control.  His second presentation, InfoSec in the Age of Anonymous, will help IT executives navigate the new risks of information security and take advantage of control techniques to effectively manage IT risk.

Frank Fenello, UHY Advisors Managing Director for the Southeast, said, “Corporate IT risk continues to grow as new threats emerge daily. David’s sessions at ITAC 2012 will equip IT professionals with the knowledge and strategies to better protect their organizations through mitigating risk and understanding the nuances of the cloud.”

About the Sessions
Session 1: Auditing the Cloud, October 30, 2012, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
•   Inherent risks of cloud computing
•   How cloud computing changes the audit
•   Determining the scope of the audit
•   Things you can and should review
•   Evaluating third-party reports
•   Cloud controls frameworks
o   Cloud Security Alliance
o   European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
o   International Standards Organization (ISO)

Session 2: InfoSec in the Age of Anonymous, October 31, 2012, 11:15 a.m. – Noon
•   New risks:
o   Privacy legislation
o   Mobile computing
o   Data storage
o   Wireless computing
o   Social media
o   Cloud computing
•   New (and old) control techniques:
o   Policies
o   Training
o   Data classification
o   Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)
o   Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
o   Security as a Service (SECaaS)
o   Cyber insurance
•   Real-world advice on what techniques work best, and when

The conference, Managing the Risky Business of IT: Collaboration, Innovation, Regulation, is presented by MIS Training Institute and The Institute of Internal Auditors.  ITAC 2012 offers knowledge and proven techniques from world-class IT auditors on achieving effective, risk-based controls.  It is co-located with the Mobile & Smart Device Security conference.

About David Barton
Barton leads the southeast practice of Enterprise Risk Advisory Services with UHY Advisors.  With more than 25 years of practical experience, he is an expert in risk identification, assessment and evaluation; risk response; risk monitoring; IS control design and implementation; and IS control monitoring and maintenance.

With his intellectual capital of IT security and risk, Barton often is asked to speak at conferences and events, most recently earlier this month at SecureWorld Detroit. He has presented at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Professional Development Seminar in Orlando, SecureWorld Expo in Atlanta, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Security by Design conference and the Atlanta Technology Summit, addressing the topics of cloud computing, information technology risk and internal auditing.

About UHY Advisors
UHY Advisors, Inc. delivers professional financial, tax and business consulting services to companies ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 1000 in size and complexity.  The firm’s innovative Management Consulting practice maximizes clients’ financial and operational functions to transform their performance and profitability.  UHY’s Tax practice provides clients with comprehensive tax preparation and planning services.  The firm’s Enterprise Risk Advisory Services practice protects and manages clients’ information technology security and risk.

Accounting Today ranks the firm as one of the Top 25 professional services firms in the nation and in 2011 the firm was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Atlanta” by Atlanta Business Chronicle.

The firm provides these 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 broad 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 its many clients.  UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services.

UHY Advisors, Inc. and UHY LLP are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. For additional information please visit us on the Web at www.uhy-us.com.

About MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute is the international leader in audit and information security training, with offices in the USA, UK, and Asia. MIS’ expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents.

About the Institute of Internal Auditors
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.
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