Virtual Roadshow On India’s Cybersecurity R&D Capabilities - GADGET-INNOVATIONS


National Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Technology Development and Product Entrepreneurship, a joint initiative of Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), today hosted a Cybersecurity R&D roadshow to provide a platform to academia, research institutes and PSUs to exhibit their cybersecurity research, prototype and products.

The virtual roadshow brought together key government stakeholders such as MeitY, NCSC; leading academic institutions like IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Jammu, IIT Delhi; user organisations like CDAC, BARC, CSIR and multinational firms such as Crowstrike, IvyCap Ventures on the same platform. An exhibition was hosted comprising of 20 leading research projects in the area of Cybersecurity by institutions like CDAC, BARC, IIT Jammu, IIT Roorkee, IIT Dhanbad, BITS Pilani, IIT Kharagpur, among many others, to explore the Country’s R&D Capabilities and current research projects. The various plenary and other sessions highlighted the multiplying efforts in the area of cybersecurity research to make India a Global Hub for Security R&D and Product Entrepreneurship.

In a special address, Lt Gen (Dr) Rajesh Pant, National Cyber Security Coordinator, Govt of India, said, “As a nation, we are spending 1% of our GDP for Cybersecurity R&D out of which the private sector is spending only 0.3%. The largest R&D centers of global companies are in India, yet the research spending remains low. Collaborative and Public-Private Partnerships are needed, and there is a lot of scope for it. We need to lay focus on the R&D efforts for creating results.”

Nov 9, New Delhi