How to set up a cloud-based identity to protect your data
India’s biggest IT players are working to ensure the privacy of the millions of data users who use their platforms to connect to their data.
While a slew of security initiatives to improve data security are taking shape, one of the first things they are going to have to deal with is the rise of cloud-like identity services.
As the cloud is becoming increasingly popular, businesses are turning to identity services to safeguard the privacy and security of their data, a trend that is not without its challenges.
“The cloud is an incredible platform, but we must also have a set of security measures in place,” said Nirmal Srivastava, president of Indian IT company Vigess.
“As companies look to digitize their platforms, we have to make sure they have security measures.”
Vigess, which is part of a group of 20 Indian IT companies, is working on a security platform that will allow businesses to connect their platform to cloud services, allowing them to share their data with the cloud.
The platform will also allow them to identify the users and identify their data within the cloud, allowing users to access their data safely.
The company says the platform will be deployed by 2019.
“This is the first step in making sure our customers are protected and that the privacy is preserved,” Srivasta said.
While the technology has already been rolled out across India, the real challenge is to ensure that users can access the platform safely, while also keeping their data private.
“In the cloud world, we are seeing a lot of data sharing between the cloud and users,” Srihari Kumar, CEO of cloud services provider Ookla, said.
“If you are an Indian user, the cloud will have an advantage in terms of privacy.
If you are a foreign user, they have an disadvantage.”
Kumar said it was important that the platform be secure, and that it be secure by default.
“It is not always possible to get the data back when you need it, and so we will make sure the data security is enabled for both parties,” he said.
The company also has plans to roll out a feature that will let the user to turn on an on-premises firewall that will protect the user data, and provide an offline experience to users.