IT security and data protection vendor, Sophos, has announced that it will be joining the National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing (NSCCC) panel.
IT will be contributing to the NSCCC by helping to guide Cloud growth, and offering leadership to create opportunities for Australian business within the sector.
Sophos' position in the panel will allow it to participate in discussion about the pros and cons relating to the adoption of Cloud, the company's A/NZ managing director, Rob Forsyth, said.
“As the implementation of new technology is moving at a very fast rate, we have the responsibility to Australian business and consumers to provide guidance on how it can best be deployed to improve the Australian economy’s technological efficiency and competitiveness,” he said.
The NSCCC is tasked to advise and educate the Australian government on policy regarding Cloud computing as to enable the nation’s long-term ability to maintain pace with the demands of the global digital economy.
Its establishment is a “a significant step in the development of Cloud computing in Australia," according to committee deputy chair, Lisa Middlebrook
The primary objectives of the NSCCC include discussions regarding national and global opportunities for Australian businesses and consumers in the adoption of Cloud technology in order to develop a more efficient industry.
“Opportunities include the ability for ICT businesses to take on Cloud in a more active way direct with business-to-business and business-to-consumer models,” Middlebrook said.
Additionally, the committee is responsible for coordinating a dialogue between key stakeholders on the issues of Cloud.
“One issue is security, including the manipulation of data by various companies or outside entities, and how this affects Australian companies and their data security,” she added.
Middlebrook said that Sophos’ industry experience will bring a balanced approach to the committee’s dialogue.