Nasscom-DSCI aims to boost cyber security in India with new task force

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India has announced the launch of the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force that aims to build India as a global hub for providing cyber security solutions, developing cyber security R&D plan and develop a skilled workforce of cyber security experts.

The taskforce members include industry leaders across IT, BPM and Internet, leaders from user organisations like banks and telcom companies as well as representatives from the government and academia. Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NIIT was requested to chair this taskforce. The taskforce over a 12 week period will identify the key priorities and build the detailed action plan for the sector.

“Securing the cyberspace has become an important priority for governments, businesses and citizens across the world. In line with the Prime Minister’s vision of making India a cyber-security expert nation and his recent exhortation to the industry, we have created the cyber security task force.

This taskforce aims to make India a global hub for providing cyber security solutions including cyber security products and services. The taskforce will focus on the four key pillars of Industry development, Policy enablement, Technology development and Skill development,” said Rajendra Pawar, Chair, NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force and Chairman, NIIT.

“Cyber Security is an important priority for NASSCOM. This Task Force will study the Indian cyber security ecosystem to identify issues and challenges and develop an action plan to address the priority issues. It will also identify possible intervention opportunities for the Indian IT industry in global cyber security space and bring together stakeholders from across the board to develop cutting-edge technologies and address the global market requirements.

Learnings from global countries will be undertaken to understand how to catalyse the security product ecosystem in India,” said Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM.

The vision of the Taskforce aims to build the cyber security industry in India from the 1 per cent market share to 10 percent by 2025, a trained base of 1 million certified and skilled cyber security professionals and build 100 plus successful security product companies from India.

Source: Express Computer