Auditing the Cloud Like a Pro: Assessing and Mitigating Cloud Technology Risks

Internal audit plays a critical role in evaluating the specialized risks and controls that cloud computing presents – and in assessing the organization’s approach to managing those risks. With the rapid growth of cloud solutions, internal auditors have needed to devise new ways of pinpointing and understanding the complexities and real risks and verifying the security, reliability, and availability of critical data that exists on hardware that is elsewhere rather than on local servers.