Date: November 10, 2009
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PNC Professor Featured Symposium Speaker
Westville – Purdue University North Central's Nipul Patel, assistant professor of Computer & Information Technology, was a featured speaker at the Infrastructure Management Institute Security Symposium at Northern Kentucky University . This one-day event focused on IT security challenges, best practices and professional discussions.
His presentation was, "Taming the Cloud: Areas of Concerns Affecting Security, Privacy and Ethics In Cloud Computing."
Patel explains cloud computing as an environment where any type of IT service may be provided as a resource, without the limitations of traditional infrastructure.
“Commercial enterprises are utilizing cloud computing as a solution to fluctuating capacity challenges,” said Patel. “Pay-per-use cloud computing allows not only tremendous cost advantage; it also provides flexibility for launching or testing new products or services. Benefits, such as greater utilization efficiencies and worldwide accessibility of data and applications, are sometimes offset by perceived loss of control of personal data. Commercial enterprises face challenges that include resource allocation, use of virtual machines and bandwidth requirements and one of the largest challenges is of legal status and jurisdiction.”
His presentation focused on Cloud governance and risk management; legal issues, compliance and audit and data security, disaster recovery and business continuity. He reviewed how various laws and government directives around the globe affect the relatively new concept of cloud computing.