NASSCOM To Set Up Task Force To Make India Hub For Cyber Security

The National Association of Software and Services Company (NASSCOM) has come up with a task force to make India cyber hub to initiate cyber security solutions around the world. They have also announced cyber security research and development.

A skilled workforce of experts will form the cyber security team at NASSCOM. Reportedly, Rajendra Pawar, the current chairman of NIIT, will head this task force. Experts and important personalities from IT sector, telecoms and banks will also be a part of the force along with representatives of government and academia.

Rajendra Prasad, emphasising on the need of securing cyberspace for government, businesses and citizens, said that it is along the lines of Prime Minister’s idea of making ‘Digital India’ and cyber security expert nation.

According to a press release, the task force will research cyber security issues and develop a plan to address them. It will also emphasise on the four pillars of industry development, policy enablement, technology development and skill development.

The aim of NASSCOM task force includes building a cyber security industry in India. Also, they are aiming to have 10% market share by 2025. Moreover, it also plans to have one million certified and skilled cyber-security professionals and about 100 security products across the country.

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