‘Need to establish a global cybersecurity hub in India’

ST CORRESPONDENT
Monday, 9 July 2018

Pune is emerging as R&D hub for cybersecurity, says DSCI CEO

PUNE: Rama Vedashree, CEO of Data Security Council of India (DSCI), on Saturday said Pune is emerging as a product and R&D hub for cybersecurity. She said that there is a need to establish a global cybersecurity hub in India to support MNCs operating in India.

She was speaking at ITS 2018, a two-day event organised by ISACA Pune chapter.

In her inaugural keynote address, she talked about cybersecurity imperatives for Digital India and capabilities critical for national security. She shared the current cybersecurity industry snapshot and the security product landscape.

She stressed on the need for industry, both services and products, to scale up their offerings matching customers’ digital transformation agenda and have a framework and platform stack-based approach to offer their security solutions. She elaborated on the same using smart cities cybersecurity framework as an example.

DSCI’s initiatives benefitting the industry like skills development, national tech repository and an upcoming privacy assurance framework were shared with the audience.

ISACA Pune Chapter President Chandan Chourasiya in his address said ISACA is committed to cyber and information security.

ISACA has a global repository of information systems audit, security and risk management.

In Pune, ISACA has conducted awareness session on various topics like information security and governance for academics, corporates and regulators. ISACA Pune Chapter has also associated with other professional bodies like ICAI, law enforcement agencies and defence to provide training on security and audit. 

DSCI’s initiatives benefitting the industry like skills development, national tech repository and an upcoming privacy assurance framework were shared with the audience.

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