The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), in association with Albion Infotel, has organized a national Seminar on Information Security – Cloud Computing: Implications for MSMEs. The seminar provided a platform to reflect on the importance of remote storage of information through cloud computing and the growing threat to information security – a major area of concern for most subscribers of cloud computing.
Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister of Communications and IT, Government of India; Sanjeev Gupta, President & Managing Director, Albion Infotel Pvt. Ltd; and Sandip Somany, President PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, were present at the day-long seminar and discussed pertinent issues relating to Data, Information and Cyber Security. The focus of the seminar was on leveraging IT at its best without compromising the security of remotely stored data.
Shri Kapil Sibal said, “With over 2,50,000 gram panchayats being connected over fiber optics, everybody is being connected at an enormous speed in India. In the new world, we need new solutions and cloud computing is a business model to manage competitiveness of businesses in this environment. However, security is a very important aspect which should be addressed while we are putting together the building blocks of this new technology in India.”
Sandip Somany said, “With growing advancements in technology, cloud computing is the buzz word today. There are many reasons why organizations of all sizes are adopting this technology, especially MSMEs due to the reduced need for physical infrastructure. Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million jobs within the years of 2011-15. We now need to better understand optimal use of this technology while addressing concerns about security and privacy.”
Sanjeev Gupta said, “Cloud computing is a technology that emerged during the recession period for companies to reduce costs and infrastructure management. Shared infrastructure and scalability are options provided by the service providers.”
The seminar also included a technical session, including experts from Albion, VMware, EMC2, Kaspersky and Data Security Council of India to address technical and materiel aspects of the information security in the context of cloud computing.