Monday, May 25, 2015

NASSCOM launches cybersecurity task force

NEW DELHI: National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India have launched NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force. 

According to a statement from the trade body, the task force 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 task force members will include industry leaders across IT, BPM and internet, heads of user organizations like banks and telcos as well as representatives from the government and academia. 

Rajendra Pawar, Chairman, NIIT will chair this task force. The task force over a 12 week period will identify the key priorities and build the detailed action plan for the sector. 

NASSCOM says the vision of the task force is to build the cyber security industry in India from the 1% market share to 10% by 2025; a trained base of 1 million certified and skilled cyber security professionals and build 100+ successful security product companies from India. 

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