Panel to advise govt, IT cos on cloud security on the cards
Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO of Data Security Council of India, said that governments across the world are struggling to understand cloud and formulate policies that protect both consumers and companies.
“Everybody is concerned about cloud security. Compliance is required. Clients who are outsourcing to cloud service providers would like to be assured. We would like to come up with a policy framework and then submit it to the government,” he told FE. The advisory group will have members from IT companies, Indian and global cloud service providers, lawyers and law enforcement bodies of the country.
Cloud computing, a new way of delivering IT products and services over the Internet, is catching up across the world. Since a company’s applications may be hosted in a different geography and in a shared data centre, it has thrown up plenty of data security issues.
The need for greater data security in cloud has only been underlined by a series of high-profile breaches. In April, Sony revealed that passwords and credit-card details of 77 million accounts
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