Shahed Latif

Shahed Latif

KPMG Information Protection & Business Resilience Leader

Santa Clara, California

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Shahed Latif is a partner in KPMG's Advisory practice having extensive IT and business skills. He has over 23 years of experience working with the global fortune 1000 companies focusing on providing business and technology solutions across a variety of areas. During this time he has specialized in developing IT security architectures, IT strategies, and assessing large complex outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing arrangements. He is the Western Regional Leader for KPMG's Information Protection and Business Resilience practice. Shahed has spent 10 years in the London office working in the financial sector consulting group, Information Risk management group and the assurance practice. He has worked on large global companies giving him the opportunity to have worked in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Areas of Expertise:

  • cloud security
  • cloud privacy
  • identity and access management
  • disaster recovery
  • business continuity
  • audit
  • network assessment
  • IT strategy
  • data loss prevention
  • website assessments
  • BPO
  • outsourcing
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing



Webcast - Cloud Security Deep Dive January 20, 2010 In this 90 minute webcast, the three coauthors of Cloud Security and Privacy (recently published by O'Reilly) will take a deep dive into cloud security issues and focus on three specific aspects: (1) data security; (2) identity management in the cloud...
Webcast - Cloud Security & Privacy January 20, 2010 This 75-minute webcast will discuss current issues in cloud computing with regard to security and privacy. The presenters are the three coauthors of a recently published O'Reilly book, Cloud Security and Privacy. In this webcast, they will discuss cloud...
Webcast: Cloud Security & Privacy September 24, 2009 In this webcast, the authors of Cloud Security and Privacy will discuss cloud computing's SPI delivery model.


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