NASSCOM launches cyber security task force

National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India announced the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force.

The aim of the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force is to build India as a hub for providing cyber security solutions, developing cyber security R&D plan and develop 1 million certified and skilled cyber security professionals and build 100+ security product companies from India.

The Taskforce aims to enhance the market share of Indian cyber security industry to 10 percent by 2025 from 1 percent now.
Rajendra Pawar, chairman of NIIT, is likely to chair this taskforce.

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Rajendra Pawar, chair, NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force and chairman of NIIT, said: “We will focus on the four key pillars of Industry development, Policy enablement, Technology development and Skill development.”

The taskforce over a 12 week period will identify the key priorities and build the detailed action plan.

Mohan Reddy, chairman of NASSCOM, said: “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.”

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