ASSIST facilitates the GREEN IT and CDSS Training Program

10 05 2012

As part of the SHIFT Indonesia Project, Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) Project and Grants Management Unit led the GREEN IT and Certified Data Security Specialist (CDSS) Training Program in Bandung, Indonesia last April 16 and April 17-19, respectively.


Information Technology (IT) specialists from Telkom subsidiaries participated in the two training programs. The attendees were selected from the earlier 3-day technical training program on ISMS and PCI DSS to ensure that they already have sufficient background and technical experience needed for implementing the standards and conduct echo trainings.

At the first event, participants were introduced to the concept of the Green IT as well as the business benefits of adopting it as a strategy. The CDSS Training Program, on the other hand, provided the participants with knowledge on how to develop and certify local trainers on data security, emphasizing on competency enhancement of IT professionals on requirements for complying with ISO 27001 and PCI DSS standards.

Moreover, Mr. Kamesh Ganeson, ASSIST’s Partnerships and Network Management served as the speaker for the Green IT event while Ms. Daksha Malli, Team Leader for Compliance, Institute for Information Security (IIS) led the discussion on the CDSS Training Program.

In the long run, the CDSS training program aims to enhance the sustainability of the

SHIFT Indonesia project by developing local capacity on international standards on information security.

Meanwhile, the Green IT training is an additional training (not part of commitments / project indicators) introduced by ASSIST and PT TUV Rheinland Indonesia to introduce the latest initiatives on making IT industries environmentally-responsible.

The two trainings wrap up the activities for the Project SHIFT Indonesia. In May, the project leaders are planning to hold the Best Practice Forum.

SHIFT Indonesia is a PPP that aims to qualify and ensure compliance of merchants and other service providers with international security standards, norms and procedures, especially PCI DSS and ISO 27001.

The initiative is supported by German development bank DEG. #




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