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Driving Cybersecurity Innovation in India

DSCI CEO Vinayak Godse on India's Thriving Cybersecurity Ecosystem
Vinayak Godse, CEO, Data Security Council of India

The Data Security Council of India has been driving innovation and fostering the cybersecurity ecosystem in India. With over 350 global and homegrown security companies, this environment has led to the development of deep technology products in cybersecurity, and many global technology companies have established development and engineering operations in India, said Vinayak Godse, CEO, DSCI.

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One of DSCI's key priorities in recent years is building the National Center of Excellence for cybersecurity technology and entrepreneurship, focusing on improving the technology stack, engaging with researchers and incubating startups. This effort includes working with over 400 academic researchers who will contribute to the innovation ecosystem.

"We have facilitated the productization of research, with currently over 12 research projects already in the commercialization process," he said. DSCI is supporting startups that are emerging in critical areas such as quantum security, SCADA OT security and hardware security.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Godse also discussed:

  • The role of DSCI in fostering innovation, incubation and funding in cybersecurity;
  • The growth trajectory of India's security landscape;
  • How DSCI is promoting industry-academia partnerships, skill sets and research capabilities.

Godse has more than 27 years of experience in information security, IT transformation, intelligent networking and telecom infrastructure. Prior to DSCI, he worked with the Global Consulting Practice of TCS in information risk management.

About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.

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