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Remote Workforce Series Webinar: Moving to the Cloud: Remote Management of Risks to Member Data
Tuesday, April 06, 2021, 03:00pm - 04:30pm

Cloud management is serious business. Remote management is even more intricate – and more complex since many employees now work remotely. How are you ensuring compliance, security, and accountholder privacy?


  • Understand the steps to prepare for a move to the cloud and avoid common pitfalls
  • Distinguish different cloud types and the pros and cons of each
  • Identify and assess cloud computing risk
  • Determine whether moving to the cloud could be the right move for your institution


“Cloud computing” has been around for over a decade and has gained traction in financial institutions of all sizes and system complexity. With the move to cloud computing comes new risks and considerations. The cloud is not a silver-bullet solution to outsourcing system risk and safeguarding accountholder data. Learn what financial institutions should do to ensure the necessary steps are being taken to secure accountholder information, comply with industry regulations, and leverage the benefits of cloud computing.


This session is designed for IT professionals, information security officers, senior management, and anyone involved with cloud computing and vendor management.


  • Best practice checklist to ensure compliance with cloud computing regulations
  • Questions to ask your cloud vendor as part of vendor management
  • Itemization of critical security requirements to include in a cloud vendor contract
  • List of critical performance and support requirements that should be in a cloud vendor contract
  • Employee training log
  • Interactive quiz


John Moeller, CLA

John Moeller, a principal at CLA, is focused on serving the technology needs of financial institutions. Over the past 35 years, John has gained extensive experience developing strategic technology plans for financial institutions. He performs technology and vulnerability/risk assessments, controls reviews, and information security and business continuity program development, implementation, training, and testing.

John is a frequent speaker on information security, IT assessments and strategy, CIO outsourcing, and managed IT services. He holds several professional certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker, and EC Council – Certified Security Analyst. He received a bachelor’s in Information Technology from Capella University.

Mark Shaffer, CLA

Mark Shaffer is the Manager of IT Consultancy and Cybersecurity in CliftonLarsonAllen’s (CLA’s) Bellevue office. As an evangelist for cybersecurity excellence, Mark knows what is required to protect today’s consumer value-driven organizations. His focus on user experience, enterprise risk mitigation, and security operations transformation has produced results in security architecture, market capitalization, and organizational hardening.

Known for his calm demeanor, mission focus, and consistency, Mark often mitigates major cyber security incidents and user access control issues. Throughout his career, he has held principal leadership roles with scopes of authority exceeding $60 million, which have contributed significant value to diverse global, market-leading organizations, including Microsoft, T-Mobile, IBM, and others.

Shane Hendrix, CLA

Shane Hendrix is the Director of IT Consulting and Cybersecurity at CLA's Bellevue, Washington office. Shane puts his ethical hacking skills, problem solving, vulnerability, and exploitation knowledge to use by evaluating, testing, and scanning to determine weaknesses in client IT operations, processes, systems, and related controls. He performs a variety of internal and external technical assessments to ensure organizations can appropriately react to threats, identify security gaps, and improve their ability to prevent attacks.

Shane has 15 years' experience working in information technology, with a prior emphasis on database-driven web application development. Before joining CliftonLarsonAllen, Shane worked for the nonprofit EdLab Group as their Information Technologies Specialist.