A global association of 100,000 IT professionals, will provide guidance on the best approach to secure sensitive personal data or information using the COBIT 5 framework on Wednesday, 18 July 2012
free webinar on Using COBIT 5 for India's IT Act will learn from industry specialists and have the opportunity to get an advance look at an upcoming guide from ISACA. -- ISACA, a global association of 100,000 IT professionals, will provide guidance on the best approach to secure sensitive personal data or information using the COBIT 5 framework on Wednesday, 18 July 2012, at 08:00 PM (IST). Attendees of ISACA's
Information is the currency of the 21st century. From very small organisations to very large enterprises, everyone uses "Sensitive Personal Data or Information" (SPDI) in every aspect of a business.
"Securing SPDI cannot be done in isolation. The entire organization has to be covered," said Avinash Kadam, advisor to ISACA's India Task Force. "Thus, the approach to secure SPDI should be holistic as well as customizable to suit the size and nature of the business of the organization."
In India, securing sensitive personal data or information is now mandated by India's Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. Guidance such as COBIT 5 can assist with compliance.
"ISACA's COBIT 5 provides a comprehensive framework that assists enterprises in achieving their objectives for the governance and management of enterprise IT," said Kadam. "Simply stated, it helps enterprises create optimal value from IT by maintaining a balance between realising benefits and optimising risk levels and resource use."
He further added, "COBIT 5 enables IT to be governed and managed in a holistic manner for the entire enterprise, taking in the full end-to-end business and IT functional areas of responsibility, considering the IT-related interests of internal and external stakeholders. COBIT 5 is generic and useful for enterprises of all sizes, whether commercial, not-for-profit or in the public sector."
IT professionals in India can register for the free webinar at: http://www.isaca.org/Education/Online-Learning/Pages/Webinar-Securing-Sensitive-Personal-Data-or-Information.aspx.
During live Q&A sessions, attendees will interact directly with global leaders in the industry who will present on:
- The "know-why" (reasons) for securing sensitive personal data or information as required by India's Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 and the Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011.
- The "know-how" for this purpose, from the risk mitigation, operational and implementation angles
- How COBIT 5, which is a governance and management framework for enterprise IT, helps enterprises in meeting the regulatory requirement of securing sensitive personal data or information. The COBIT 5 framework publication is available as a free download at www.isaca.org/cobit.
Attendees will also get an advance look at ISACA's upcoming white paper, "Securing Sensitive Personal Data or Information: Using COBIT 5 for India's IT Act," and will have the opportunity to provide comment. The complimentary guidance will be available at www.isaca.org/topic-india beginning 11 July.
ISACA's webinar will be followed by ISACA's latest virtual conference on 19 July (from 06:15 PM IST), which will help enterprises ensure safe, productive business use of mobile devices and understand mobile application ecosystems, mobile security threats and corresponding business risks. Titled Mobile Security Imperatives 2012, the conference also will address privacy and security challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) under the EU privacy and data protection legislation. It will provide guidance on keeping IT running securely in the face of our mobile society. Additional information is available at www.isaca.org/elearning.
ISACA has more than 6,000 members in India who belong to 10 chapters throughout the country.
Source: Press release distribution via India PRwire
Notes to Editor
With more than 100,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA® Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control™ (CRISC™) designations.
ISACA continually updates and expands the practical guidance and product family based on the COBIT framework. COBIT helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.
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