March 2022 Chapter Meeting

When:  Mar 17, 2022 from 11:00 to 14:00 (MT)

Security and Controls in Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The proliferation of hosting services in today's online environment brings up certain risks to those hosting or using those services.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) is one of the largest services today.  Please join us for a discussion of the security and controls available for those using AWS. 

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the basic global infrastructure of the AWS Cloud
• Explain the shared responsibility model
• Describe the core security services within the AWS Cloud
• Identify risks associated with the use of AWS Cloud
• Discuss common control expectations for users of AWS Cloud

Presented by: 

Nina Currigan is a partner in KPMG’s Technology Assurance practice, which focuses on providing IT audit, system implementation assessments, and Service & Organization Control (SOC) readiness and reporting services to clients across all industries. Included within Nina’s client base are several organizations who are either currently transitioning to or using Agile/DevOps software development methodologies. Nina has experience leading teams in developing audit programs for these types of methodologies through balanced, risk-based approaches.   
Andrew Benitez is a Director in KPMG’s Audit practice in the Denver office. Andrew comes from an extensive technical background with a solid understanding of business processes and controls and experience in cloud security. Andrew has over 14 years working on numerous attestation, advisory, and consulting engagements. He maintains a broad range of knowledge in internal/external audit, compliance attestation, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Andrew is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and a graduate from Brigham Young University.
Ryan is a Senior Associate specializing in SOC and SOX client engagements. He has more than 5 years of professional experience of which 3.5 years have been with KPMG. Ryan provides services for clients in a variety of industries including cloud software, managed infrastructure services, data storage, financial investment advisory, biopharmaceuticals, and municipal agencies. Prior to joining KPMG, Ryan worked at Wells Fargo as a Senior IT Auditor for 1.5 years. At Wells, he engaged in various IT audit and system implementation risk projects with a concentration in network security, penetration testing and network architecture. Ryan is involved in a team at KPMG that specializes in cloud environment risk and security where he regularly develops and delivers training related to AWS Cloud Security Risks.        



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