SPIC, NASSCOM, PEC collaborate for RCSRC

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 20, 2007

A Regional Cyber Security Research Centre(RCSRC) has been established in the Punjab Engineering College in collaboration with Chandigarh Administration and NASSCOM.

A MoU was signed between the Chandigarh Administration and NASSCOM at the inauguration of the Centre, which was inaugurated by Punjab Governor S.F.Rodrigues.

The technical consultancy will be provided by NASSCOM and the project is funded by Department of Information Technology, Chandigarh, through Society for Promotion of Information Technology, (SPIC).

This center aims to enable academia (PEC) and industry (NASSCOM) work with government for research on cyber security issues. It will identify cyber security threats and solutions to cater to tackle security issues.

It also proposes to undertake research projects to review, measure an d manage security risks, threats and costs posing the ICT industry, including network users, IT professionals and network security specialists, as well as state departments.

The center has been developed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.

A board of mentors has been set up under the chairmanship of Advisor to the
Administrator.

The Centre will cater to the needs of the IT Industry in providing assistance to the State Police authorities in the Chandigarh Capital Region, the technical inputs relating to providing security to their Intellectual Proprietary Rights of the IT professionals and will also help them tackle various issues arising out of Cyber security crimes.

The Board of mentors of the RCSRC, include Sundeep Oberoi, Principal Consultant,
TCS, Arun Seth, Chairman, British Telecom India, Bhaskaran Raman, Asstt. Prof., IIT Kanpur, Prof. Rudra Pratap, Associate Prof. Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore, N.K.
Sarvade, Director Cyber security research, NASSCOM, Prem Chand, ED, Tech Mahindra and Major General D.V. Kalra, Chief Signal officer, HQ, Western Command, Chandimandir.