Examining the business opportunities and uncertainties of cloud computing and IT for audit committees and the companies they oversee.
In today's environment of cost containment, it's no surprise that companies are turning to the cloud. With servers, applications and email, the cloud seems to have it all. Supporters say that it replaces the need for companies to maintain their own separate (and costly) IT infrastructure. Substantial savings, instant access and scalability can sound almost too good to be true. Are we trading data security and integrity for cost savings?
Directors in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto found out this April when they attended Audit Committee Connect’s spring session which included a panel of cloud and security experts, and keynote speaker Practical Futurist, Michael Rogers.
To view the presentation slides from this session, please click here.
Also be sure to also read our Top 10 questions directors should ask about cloud computing.
Recent high profile cyber attacks have made it clear that no one is immune to them. Well-known public companies and institutions have had their brands, reputations and bottom lines put at risk by criminal organizations, social ‘hacktivists’ and state sponsored espionage aimed at stealing valuable intellectual property. The world is changing, and so are the threats companies will need to consider. In the face of this, the role of boards and their directors will need to evolve to help management focus on emerging threats and a new paradigm of risk management.
Join our interactive webinar to learn more about the nature of cyber attacks, how to address risk and implement best practices in managing a crisis if and when it occurs.
This session will focus on the oversight and governance role of the board of directors in dealing with cyber attacks and strategies that can be employed to safeguard your business.
In this session we will:
David Atkins, M.A. (Law) FCA, is Governor, Actra Fraternal Benefit Society, Chairman of Omega Insurance Holdings and Director and Chair of the Audit Committees of CIGNA Life of Canada, Nightingale Informatix Corporation, Integrated Asset Management Inc. and Pethealth Inc.
David Forster, FCA, ICD.D, Leader, DirectorConnect Program, PwC