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Welcome to the ISACA Victoria Chapter

Our aim is to sponsor local educational luncheons and seminars, conduct regular chapter meetings, and help to further promote and elevate the visibility of the IS audit, control and security profession throughout Victoria, British Columbia.

ISACA (previously the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is a world-wide association of IS governance professionals. The association focuses on assurance, security and governance, and provides globally recognized certification in Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control certification (CRISC), and Cybersecurity Nexus – CSX Certificate and CSX-P Certifications.

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Adopting a Cloud Strategy - Beware of the Pitfalls


Presentation overview

Gartner and IDC have estimated that overall demand for cloud computing in all its guises will grow 18% in 2017 to $246.8 billion in total worldwide revenue from $209.2 billion in 2016. Gartner also predicts that through 2020, cloud adoption strategies will influence more than 50 percent of ITO (IT Outsourcing) deals. Finally, Gartner Says by 2020 "Cloud Shift" Will Affect More Than $1 Trillion in IT Spending.


No technology has ever grown this fast and with such a large scale. The cloud adoption epidemic is undeniable and unavoidable and your company/organization will likely be affected by its widespread impact sooner or not later than 2020.


It is clear that many organizations are choosing CaaS (Cloud-as-a-Service) for its great benefits and technological advantages such as; Costs saving, universal availability, unlimited storage space, data redundancy, disaster prevention and recovery, or for its quick deployment and testing of application development. However, the following questions and concerns remain and need to be answered.


1) Are you really ready for cloud deployment?

2) Do you truly know all the pros & cons of adopting a Cloud infrastructure?

3) Cloud Migration Projects – what needs to be considered

4) If you already have adopted Cloud services as part of your ITO, do you know what the visible and invisible pitfalls are today and years from now?


Many companies have overlooked the cloud’s pitfall and have jumped into deployment of cloud services as an ITO before having complete answers to the questions above. The outcome of this hasty decision is very costly, and to correct or reverse it after, will not be easy and will be very time consuming.  Correct evaluation of the current IT needs in relation to cloud deployment should be accompanied with a mindful strategy in place.




Stephan has been involved with the internet since 1991, founding .XNC GmbH as an Internet Service Provider in Germany in 1994. He continued to lead the evolution of the company into a globally successful boutique IT security consultancy and solutions provider, before moving to Canada in 2007.


Stephan has since then worked as an IT Security, Strategy and Governance expert as well as IT Auditor and Penetration Tester for several organizations. He works as an independent contractor, with Deloitte IPS as a key account.


As CIO of NuvolaCore, he has been playing a major role in developing and optimizing NuvolaCore's cloud solutions for SMB and Enterprise clients, focusing on business resilience, compliance and value delivery.


Moe Vesal, M.Sc. & M.Eng.

Moe is coming with 32 years of IT practice in different advanced information technology fields in Canada and overseas. He has many years of academic background with a Pre-PHD degree in Computational Engineering, as well as real-world practical knowledge of advanced mathematics, computer science, systems, network and data storage engineering.


Moe has published hundreds of technical articles and has completed many different technological R&D projects, some receiving government grants or innovation awards. He is also a member and active contributor of several internationally recognized technology organizations such as; SNIA, ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), OpenGroup, OpenStack, ISACA and others.


Moe is currently working as an Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Architect on two large R&D projects for two major health organizations related to insurance companies.Moe is the CTO and lead enterprise architect of NuvolaCore.

Who Should Attend?

IT Auditors, Managers, and Directors; QA personnel; Information Security Managers, Auditors, Directors, and Analysts; CIOs


Date and Time
Wed, 17 May 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST

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The Union Club of British Columbia
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6




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