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 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.