Cisco India has announced three new initiatives to help the country build a transparent and secure digital infrastructure environment.
Cisco will open a new Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Pune which will provide services in monitoring and management to comprehensive threat solutions and hosted security that can be customised.
The company’s Cisco Cyber Range Lab in Gurugram will provide specialised technical training workshops to help security staff build the skills and experience necessary to combat new-age cyber threats.
Cisco’s global Security & Trust Organization (S&TO) and Cisco India announced the formation of Cisco S&TO-India that will help the government shape the national cyber-security strategy and initiatives.
Meanwhile, Cisco and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
“In light of rapidly evolving cyber tactics and shared risks in cyberspace, the need to work side-by-side with industry partners on pressing cyber-challenges becomes increasingly important. We are happy to have Cisco collaborate with us to enhance the security of India’s digital infrastructure,” said Prasad.
Cisco’s “Active Threat Analytics” provides round-the-clock monitoring and advanced-analytics capabilities combined with industry-leading threat intelligence and expert investigators to rapidly detect advanced threats.
Cisco will also provide 24-hour service for customers regardless of time zone.
“As India digitises, security will become fundamental to seizing the unprecedented opportunities for businesses, cities and citizens. Cisco is committed to enable a digital-ready infrastructure and security everywhere. Today’s cyber-security announcements reaffirm Cisco’s long-term commitment to India,” added Dinesh Malkani, President, Cisco India and SAARC.
“By 2020, the Indian digital payments industry will grow 10 times and mobile transactions will grow 90 per cent per year by 2020. As of 2016, three new Indians join internet every second and by 2030, one billion Indians will be online so digital security is paramount,” Malkani added.