Center of Excellence for dealing with upcoming cybersecurity at Guwahati, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Guwahati: A Cyber ​​Intelligence (CoE) Strategic Center of Excellence will soon be established in Assam’s largest city, Guwahati. A tripartite agreement for the establishment of the center was signed on Friday between Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited (AMTRON), Mastercard Asia / Pacific Pvt Ltd and I-Sec Security Services Pvt Ltd, according to an official statement.

The Cyber ​​COE is expected to provide intelligence services to the Indian government, state governments, public sector companies and businesses nationwide against the growing and rapidly evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, the statement said.

Commenting on the initiative, Nikhil Sahni, Division President, South Asia and Country General Manager, India, Mastercard, said, “We are already providing value-added services to various clients in India and abroad using the big data analytics for fraud mitigation, authentication, tokenization, cybersecurity, intelligence solutions and data analytics. ”

Sahni said the company would look forward to supporting AMTRON with training and knowledge relevant to cyber CoE.

“The cyber risk landscape is very uneven in terms of the cost of investment and the cost of attacks. With this strategic collaboration for the creation of quantified India-centric cyber intelligence, we see Assam as the “key intelligence hub” that will strengthen the National Cyber ​​Defense Mechanism, ”said Amita Singh, Managing Director of I -Dry.

AMTRON Chief Executive Officer MK Yadava said that over time, the scale and volume of cybersecurity threats have continued to increase.

“Once the domain of IT security professionals, cybersecurity is now a problem and concern for everyone. With this merger, we plan to respond to key areas of cyberthreats and improve the overall cybersecurity of the state in particular and the nation at large, ”Yadava said.

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