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NASSCOM Launches Cyber Security Task Force

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Software lobby National Software and Services Company( Nasscom ) along with Date Security Council of India( DSCI ) formed a new body called Cyber Security Task Force led by NIIT Ltd chairman Rajendra Pawar which will study cybersecurity threats, recommend how to tackle them and explore ways to create opportunities out of them.

  • The Nasscom Cyber Security Task Force will also script a blueprint to make India a hub for cybersecurity solutions, develop cybersecurity research and development and create a pool of cyber security experts.
  • The taskforce will help grow the local cyber security industry from its 1% share of the overall information technology-business process management (BPM) market to 10% by 2025. It will also work towards training and certifying 1 million cybersecurity professionals and developing 100-plus security product companies from India in the same time period. The task force held its first meeting on Monday.
  • It will also identify possible intervention opportunities for the Indian IT industry in global cybersecurity space and bring together stakeholders from across the board to develop cutting-edge technologies and address the global market requirements.
  • The task force will have four working groups for developing the cybersecurity market, developing technology, building workforce and creating a policy framework.
  • It will have people from DSCI, government agencies including CDAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) and Cert-in (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team), industry from across IT, BPM and Internet companies, banks, telcos and the academia.
  • Mohan Reddy : Chairman, Nasscom