31st October 2015: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India in collaboration with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a premier industry body on cyber security and data protection organized ‘International Conference on Cyber Security and Privacy Standards’ as a the culmination of the discussions held during the five days of ISO SC 27 working group meetings at Jaipur from 26-30 October 2015. This is the first time that an international meeting on information security standards is being held in India.
Chief Guest Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Co-coordinator, Government of India “I am extremely delightful to see an event being organized on international standards in the area of cyber security. Standards have been bringing much business impact in various industry including telecom and ICT, but as the threats are expanding each day, standards or making of standards in the cyber security is a much daunting and complex task, hence and harmonized and collaborative efforts from various sectors and bodies are required to address the emerging technologies in this area. I am glad an assertive step in this area has already been started which will help India programs of ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’.”
Alka Panda, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards said “India is a major hub of the IT Services & Software Sector and has gained global recognition in these field. This meeting give a platform for the Indian IT sector and its global counterparts to engage and discuss sectoral challenges like innovation and future growth. The standardization in the field of IT Security is essential to reap its benefits to the fullest before its wide-spread use across the globe. These Working Group meetings were good step to bring together eminent minds from across the world to discuss the possible standardization solutions in the field of IT Security. We are glad to see the encouraging participation from the industry.”
Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, DSCI said “We were honored and delighted to host the international event on cyber security and privacy in India. As an industry body on data Protection and Cyber Security matters, DSCI strongly supports and encourages industry participation and adoption of international security standards and best practices in the industry.”
Over 250 experts discussed and deliberating on forging international standards on Privacy, Security and Risk management in IoT, Cloud Computing and many other contemporary technologies, along with updating of a few existing standards. The conference attracted over 150 experts from the 50 countries and over 70 information security and privacy experts from India who actively contributed in the standard development process. These experts through the five working groups, namely Information Security Management Systems; Cryptography and Security Mechanisms; Security Evaluation, Testing and Specification; Security Controls and Services; and Identity Management and Privacy technologies; competence of security management professionals -discussed and collaborated on the development of standards encompassing generic methods, techniques and guidelines to address both security and privacy issues. It discussed emerging areas including cyber insurance, network security applications security and other sectoral standards including aviation, healthcare and other broad spectrum of standards for the industry to adopt.
Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is a premier industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM®, committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy. DSCI brings together national governments and their agencies, industry sectors including IT-BPM, BFSI, Telecom, industry associations, data protection authorities and think tanks for public advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach initiatives. To further its objectives, DSCI engages with governments, regulators, industry associations and think tanks on policy matters. To strengthen thought leadership in cyber security and privacy, DSCI develops best practices and frameworks, publishes studies, surveys and papers. It builds capacity in security, privacy and cyber forensics through training and certification program for professionals and law enforcement agencies and engages stakeholders through various outreach initiatives including events, awards, chapters, consultations and membership programs. DSCI also endeavors to increase India’s share in the global security product and services market through global trade development initiatives. These aim to strengthen the security and privacy culture in the India.