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2020-02-27 - ISSA Ottawa Meeting - Migrating to the Cloud: The Essential Standards Explained - SOC2, ISO, CSA, 800-53, ITSG-33, FEDRAMP - Including a Demo of AWS and Azure

February 27, 2020
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Willis College - St Laurent Shopping Centre (Entrance 5 - Lower Level near Goodlife Fitness and Imagine Cinemas)
1200 St Laurent Boulevard
Ottawa, ON K1K 3B8
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We regret that this event has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.
(We will provide an update as soon as possible)

Our February event will be conducted in a MEETUP type format.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.
(Please note location and time.)


Our February event will be held at the 
Willis College - St Laurent Shopping Centre Campus (Entrance 5 - lower level near Goodlife Fitness and Imagine Cinemas).
A cash bar will NOT be available.

Registration closes February 25, 2020 at 17:00 hrs
(Registration and payment are only available online)

Presentation - Migrating to the Cloud: The Essential Standards Explained - SOC2, ISO, CSA, 800-53, ITSG-33, FEDRAMP - Including a Demo of AWS and Azure

SOC2, ISO, CSA, 800-53,ITSG-33, FEDRAMP – How do I use this alphabet? Which security framework/standard will provide peace in the middle east and help me lose weight?

As companies are moving to cloud, compliance and auditing especially by third parties are becoming the norm. Combining this fact with various security frameworks creates information overload for security professionals. In this session Murat Cecen and Barton McKinley will go over common security frameworks, standards to used for self assessments, third-party reporting, security assessments and security audits. We will cover the following topics:

  • SOC2
  • FedRAMP, NIST 800-53
  • ISO 27001,27002,27017, 27018
  • Government of Canada Direction on Secure Use of Commercial Cloud Services
  • Demo of AWS and Azure/Office 365 portals on how to use these standards/frameworks.



Murat Cecen and Barton Mckinley

Murat Cecen is the Managing Partner of MDOS Consulting. He has over 27 years of experience in IT and has been working in cloud security field for the last eight years. He is certified on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud and has some alphabet soup of credentials such as CCSP, CISSP, CSM, PMP,P.Eng. He has significant experience in AWS and Office 365 security assessments for major GC projects.

Barton McKinley has over 35 years of experience planning, designing and implementing enterprise IT and security specific solutions, services and programs for government, academic and corporate clients. Since 1983, he has accrued more than 80,000 hours of experience as a Technology Architect, Enterprise Security Architect (since 1988), Technology Strategist (1988) and Security Auditor/Assessor (2000). He has the following certifications CISSP- ISSAP, CISM, CRISC, ITIL, TOGAF, ISO 27001 LA.



6:00 pm - Doors open for check-in/ Networking
6:45 pm - Presentation
8:45 pm – End of the event



Parking:             - The St Laurent Shopping Centre offers plenty of free parking.
Public Transit:   - You can take OC Transpo to St Laurent Shopping Centre.

Registration will close on February 25, 2020 at 17:00 hrs

  • All successful registrations will result in a confirmation screen, followed by a confirmation e-mail from ISSA Ottawa.  If a confirmation e-mail is NOT received, please contact [email protected]
  • Only online registrations and payments will be accepted.


  • Member registration - for ISSA members only - please login in order to register using the ISSA Member discount
  • Non-member registration - please use the CONTINUE AS GUEST link to register
  • Please note that due to the cost of pre-ordering meals, we request a minimum of 72 hours notice for cancellation prior to the event.
  • We cannot guarantee meals for registrations within 72 hours of the event.
  • CPE points can be recorded for attending, according to the relevant certification guidelines for CPE reporting.  A certificate of attendance will be sent via e-mail.