6th Annual Conference. June 04, 2014. San Francisco

Governance, Security and Compliance

Session Details

Date: June 4th 2014
Time: 10:45
Location: Washington Room

Session Abstract

Cloud is finally starting to move beyond the hype and into the very fabric of today’s enterprise. Most organizations are adopting cloud computing in a piecemeal fashion with a growing trend towards moving core business functions into the cloud. However some organizations are holding out on adoption either because privacy, security or compliance seems like insurmountable barriers or they expect market maturity in terms of data management and management of multiple cloud providers.

What cloud providers and consumers must recognize is that in order to reap the full benefits of cloud solutions, their adoption strategy must be aligned with a comprehensive risk management approach which looks beyond developing security policies, satisfying internal audits or contractual obligations.

At KPMG, we believe this approach would include considerations such as,
- Understanding the impact of cloud on compliance across operational jurisdictions
- Establishing a governance model which identifies shared responsibilities, defines accountability metrics and provides customers insight into their service relationship
- Periodically assessing and managing security and privacy practices
- Collecting key success metrics and communicating this information to facilitate corporate governance and drive ultimate customer satisfaction.

Organizations facilitating business transformation with the above fundamentals force and thereby change how security and privacy risks are perceived and addressed, which should greatly increase successful adoption of cloud solutions in support of business objectives.


Shahed Latif, Partner, Advisory, KPMG LLP
Shahed is the lead Information Security and Business Continuity principal for Western region and has extensive IT and business skills. He has a track record of creating innovative solutions in the risk and compliance space and is KPMG’s national lead for Cloud & Security. He has extensive knowledge of the security operations of some of the largest for FORTUNE 100 companies and works closely with the leading Cloud service providers. He has over 24 years of experience working with the global FORTUNE 500 companies focusing on providing business and technology solutions across a variety of areas. Shahed has spent 10 years in the London office working in the financial sector consulting group, Information Risk Management group, and the assurance practice. He has provided services to large global companies in Africa, Asia, and Europe

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