ICAI seminar to focus on data security and IT governance
June, 20th 2008
With several small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Gujarat lacking internet security, the Ahmedabad chapter of Western India Regional Council (WIRC) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has organised a seminar, National Programme on Information Technology'. The focus of the one day seminar will be on data security, IT governance, compliance and risk management.
"Data security awareness is very minimal among SMEs. It is only large companies like Reliance, Arvind and Adani who maintain top notch security of their database. The seminar will also be targeted at aspiring chartered accountants (CAs), whose curriculum features only 15 per cent of Information Technology," said Nitin Pathak, chairman, IT Committee, Ahmedabad chapter of WIRC of ICAI.
According to Pathak, awareness needs to be created in usage of internet and local area network (LAN) among corporates. "Right from credit cards to USB ports, the usage of IT products has to be in a secured manner to reduce data thefts and losses," he added.