Maintaining Auditability with a Cloud Service or Data Center Provider

When:  Jan 21, 2021 from 15:30 to 17:00 (CT)
Associated with  Minnesota Chapter

Session Description:

Join Mark for this informative session that will explore how to work with a cloud service provider and maintain auditing standards. As the CISO of a Cloud Service Provider, Mark will be transparent and describe what you should expect and not expect out of your provider and how to draw boundaries and expectations from the very beginning. The discussion will go even deeper and help you understand the “why” of what you should and should not expect when it comes to auditing from a Cloud Service Provider and how a provider should address specific compliance regimens (PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOX etc). There will be plenty of time for questions and answers where you can pick Mark’s brain and experience with specific scenarios you have within your environment. This session will be designed for both those that conduct audits and internal compliance teams as well as those seeking new providers. 

Speaker Name: Mark A. Houpt


Title:   Chief Information Security Officer                   

Company: DataBank, Ltd.

Speaker Bio:             
As Chief Information Security Officer of DataBank, Mark brings 30 years of extensive information security and information technology experience in a wide range of industries and institutions. Mark joined DataBank in September of 2017 with the acquisition of Edge Hosting (CISO since 2015). In his leadership position, Mark’s responsibilities include strategic planning, oversight of security, and compliance, as well as providing subject matter expertise for developing and maintaining a comprehensive, integrated information security and compliance program.

Mark is a successful and sought-after security speaker, blogger, podcaster, and entrepreneur. He has been responsible for security and compliance solutions at Fortune 50 financial and banking institutions, health care entities, the CTO in a higher education institution, a technical operations manager in a startup as well as the role he credits for starting it all, a Cryptologist with the U.S. Navy.

Mark holds numerous security and technical degrees and certifications including a Masters in Information Security and Assurance, the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEHv9), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Security +, Network + and A+. Mark is an expert in the understanding and the interpretation of FedRAMP, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliance requirements and is fluent in translating these requirements into common-sense language for our customers. Mark is qualified for DoD IAT Level III, IAM Level III, IASAE Level II, CND Analyst, CND Infrastructure Support, CND Incident Responder, and CND Auditor positions and responsibilities. Mark is an active member of ISC2, ASIS International, CompTIA, IAPP, ISACA, among other leading national and international security organizations.

Beyond his professional dedication to information security, Mark also donates his time and expertise to the economic security of individuals and organizations in need, both here and abroad. Mark is also a talented and published aviation photographer and enjoys spending time with his wife watching their boys play sports.

Further information on Mark can be found on his LinkedIn profile.           

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