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Auditing the Cloud

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Date(s): Jul 12, 2023
Time: 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Fee: $149.00
Cancellation Date: Jul 05, 2023
Location: Online

Course Description

The Auditing the Cloud course provides participants with a deeper understanding of cloud-related designs, risks, and controls while examining the connection between cybersecurity and cloud environments. Further, this course provides additional insight into cloud-related standards and guidelines, and explains how to audit cloud environments.

Potential CPE Credits: 4.0
Govt Hours: This class meets 4.0 hours of the 24-hour requirement for governmental CPE under Government Auditing Standards (yellow book), in most cases.
Technical Hours: This class meets 4.0 CPE credits of technical training in compliance with Texas Admin. Code Rule 523.102.

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level:
Category: Auditing

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Define cloud computing from an internal audit perspective.

• Explore the cloud-cybersecurity connection and the importance of classifying and assessing the cloud environment.

• Examine internal audit considerations regarding contract provisions and first- and third-party insurance.

• Describe cloud standards and guidelines, and how they affect an organization.

• Explain how to assess an organization’s liabilities when utilizing cloud solutions.


No prerequisites required.

YB 4.23(k)


Megan Hall

Megan is currently the Chief Information Officer for the First National Bank of Paragould. Prior to becoming the CIO, Megan was the Director of Internal Audit at Simmons Bank, where she was primarily responsible for IT Auditing, Audit Data Analytics and Innovation, Auditor Development, and Quality Assurance. Previous responsibilities included developing policies, processes, standards, and work programs for operational, compliance, branch and financial audits and overseeing audit projects. She has led Simmons Bank in preparing for the transition from a community bank to a regional banking organization (over $10 Billion in total assets) and transitioned the department from a fully outsourced model to a co-sourced function. She has been heavily involved in new technology implementation, both within the audit department and across the organization, and developed a risk assessment tool to enable Internal Audit to use risk-based approaches for auditing technology implementations and has audit and management experience with significant mergers and acquisitions activities.

Prior to joining Simmons Bank, Megan worked for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she served as a commissioned National Bank Examiner and participated and oversaw bank examinations for national banks of all sizes. She served as a Training Team Leader and Training Team Assistant for the OCC, delivering an intensive training curriculum to new hires.

Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

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