With the aim to exchange information and best practices on cybersecurity, the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a premier body on cybersecurity, on Saturday launched its first global chapter in Singapore.
The DSCI Singapore chapter will help build linkages with various stakeholders in the government, industry and academia and establish channels of collaboration on policy deliberation, industry development and capacity building on security privacy and cybercrime investigation, among others.
“Cybersecurity is a global issue and needs attention of all stakeholders. It is essential that countries become partners to address this issue collaboratively,” said Vijay Thakur Singh, high commissioner to Singapore, in a statement. “In the light of recent affirmative steps by both the countries on the issue of cybersecurity, these initiatives reinforce the vital role played by global thought leaders like DSCI in bringing the stakeholders together to address this common issue,” Singh added.
The Singapore chapter will help the community bridge cybersecurity skills gap between India and Singapore and explore opportunities for developing niche capabilities in cybersecurity product space. “The formation of this chapter will be instrumental in building strong linkages between India and Singapore in the area of cybersecurity. We are working with governments across the globe to charter the way forward to address the issues in the cyberspace, including the cross border data flows, internet governance, privacy and others,” noted Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI. DSCI has created a network of over 4,000 security and privacy professionals in India with 12 chapters operating successfully in different cities.