NASSCOM sets up task force to build India as cyber security hub

The vision of the Taskforce aims to build the cyber security industry in India from the one percent market share to 10 percent by 2025...

FP Staff May 25, 2015 17:34:33 IST
NASSCOM sets up task force to build India as cyber security hub

NASSCOM, in partnership with Data Security Council of India, has launched '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 organizations like banks and telcos as well as representatives from the government and academia. NIIT Chairman Rajendra Pawar has been requested to chair this taskforce, NASSCOM said.

NASSCOM sets up task force to build India as cyber security hub

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"The taskforce over a 12 week period will identify the key priorities and build the detailed action plan for the sector," the software body added.

"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," NASSCOM Chirman Mohan Reddy stated.

Pawar added, “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.”

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

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