Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc

TechSagar: national repository of India’s cyber tech capabilities launched

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From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Tech Sagar

Mains level : Cyber Security


  • The National Cyber Security Coordinator’s office in partnership with Data Security Council (DSCI) of India on Monday launched TechSagar – a platform to discover India’s technological capability through a portal.

TechSagar

  • TechSagar is a consolidated and comprehensive repository of India’s cyber tech capabilities which provides actionable insights about capabilities of the Indian Industry, academia and research across key technology areas.
  • The portal will list business and research entities from the IT industry, startups, academia, and individual researchers.
  • These include internet of things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), blockchain, cloud & virtualization, robotics & automation, ar/vr, wireless & networking, and more.
  • TechSagar will allow targeted search, granular navigation and drill down methods using more than 3000 niche capabilities.

Components of TechSagar

  • As of now, the repository features 4000+ entities from industry, academia and research including large enterprises and start-ups providing a country level view of India’s cyber competencies.
  • A dynamic platform, TechSagar, will be frequently updated with new entities and information to maintain its relevancy and usefulness.

Why such move?

  • In order to combat the growing threat from cyber crime, there is an urgent need to collaborate and develop cyber technology capabilities in India.
  • With the launch of TechSagar, we have sown the seed for start-ups to prosper in cyber tech.
  • This is a good example of government facilitating industry growth in a strategic domain.
  • Cyber technology capabilities have become central to our national strategic outlook and there was an urgent need for developing TechSagar.
  • Start-ups, enterprises, academia, researchers, and R&D institutes in the country need to synergise their efforts and work in tandem to make India a technology leader.

About Data Security Council (DSCI) of India

  • DSCI is not-for-profit industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM.
  • It is committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy.
  • To further its objectives, DSCI engages with governments and their agencies, regulators, industry sectors, industry associations and think tanks for policy advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach activities.
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