Cara Beston has been with PwC for more than 20 years and serves as the company's national cloud assurance leader for PwC's Risk Assurance practice. Based in San Jose, Calif., she also leads PwC's Third Party Assurance services for the technology and cloud computing sectors. Her specialty is focused on IT, and process risk and control assurance services for IT, internal audit and business leaders in the technology sector. Her background with the cloud goes back several years, during which she helped to evangelize the impact of cloud computing within the PwC organization, and led her drive to ensure that the company was hiring individuals with the necessary levels of cloud expertise. She additionally consults with PwC customers on cloud-related topics.