NASSCOM-DSCI Summit focuses on data security challenges

by CXOtoday News Desk    Dec 17, 2012

DSCIAs the information security and privacy landscape is becoming increasingly complex, CIOs and security managers are compelled to adopt better and more advanced security technologies and services to protect their enterprise. Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and Nasscom recently organized the 7th NASSCOM – DSCI Annual Information Security Summit in Mumbai that provided the platform for addressing the current security challenges and trends in information security, covering broader subjects such as national security, cyber crimes and cyber security.

Addressing the summit, N Chandrasekaran, Chairman, NASSCOM and CEO, TCS emphasized on the growing importance of information security and privacy, especially with the increased use of technology and automation in all spheres of life. He appreciated the efforts of DSCI in sensitizing the industry on contemporary security and privacy issues and for working closely with the government on the policy and legal issues.

The DSCI Assessment Frameworks for Security and Privacy, was released at the summit, which was developed to assess the maturity of practices as deployed by organizations in security and privacy and are primarily based on the DSCI Security Framework (DSF) and DSCI Privacy Framework (DPF). These frameworks are intended to be used as tools for providing assurance to clients, consumers and regulators for data protection.

“During the last four years, DSCI has achieved significant milestones and our activities continue to expand, giving us the opportunity to contribute and make an impact on the industry, and at national and international levels,” said Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI adding that at present the organization has expanded into cyber security and privacy protection areas in full steam. “We have taken first steps in the areas of Internet governance, cyber diplomacy, and telecom matters through ITU and ITRs in so far as they relate to cyber security and the Internet,” said Bajaj.

With over 350 participants and the support of over 35 organizations, the summit featured sessions and roundtables that provided guidance on contemporary and evolving approaches to the security challenges faced by different industry verticals.