Auditing Cloud Based Services

'In- depth cloud expertise, delivered in the IT Audit & Risk Language'Create risk- directed audit projects for virtual environments, private clouds and external Cloud Based Services. Design, develop and monitor metrics and audit for their presence and effectiveness.Appreciation beyond what you can readWhile organizations are embracing Virtualization and Cloud Services, the uncertainty and concerns surrounding risk and compliance impact remains. How does IT deliver on the agility requested by business, whilst ensuring the provision of this agility is not detrimental to their enterprise's risk posture? Are current policies kept being reinforced? How to prove that data is handled securely, while cloud service providers maintain their 'black box' as this is exactly where their IP rests? There are a lot of questions and only a handful of guidelines available. Those guidelines all start by warning its readers to not attempt to use them as they would lack the necessary skills to perform these tasks.This course slices through the hyperbole, takes in- depth cloud expertise and delivers it in the IT- Audit & Risk language. The training opens the deep Risk- and Audit- specific aspects of cloud services and tests them against existing & emerging guidelines, industry standards, techniques and tools. Training includes/ covers:-Official Courseware (100+ pages)-Detailed Lab Manuals with over 10 exercises that have been created on an actual data center-Students can create risk- directed audit projects and audit for Cloud Governance- specific controls & Operations.Standards, Audit Initiatives & Models Covered:(-) SAS 70 (-) ENISA (-) ISO 27001(-) ISACA VMware Audit Guidelines (-) NIST (-) CSA(-) PCI DSS 2.0 (-) vSphere 4.1 Hardening Guidelines(-) Cloud Security Alliance Guidelines(-) ISACA's Cloud Computing Management Audit/ Assurance Program
Students should have attended the Auditing VMware vSphere 4.x & Private Clouds course.
1 Day/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for IT Auditor, IT Risk Manager, IT Compliance Officer, and Information Security & IT Architects.
  • Create risk directed audit projects and audit for Cloud Governance specific controls & Operations.
  • Auditing your Landlord External Cloud Based Services
  • Planning & Scoping External/Public/Hybrid
  • Auditing for External/ /Public/Hybrid

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