The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) launched its first global chapter in Singapore, with the aim to exchange information and best practices on cyber security. 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 cyber crime investigation, among others. The Singapore chapter will help the community bridge cyber security skills gap between India and Singapore and explore opportunities for developing niche capabilities in cyber security product space. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography contentAlso Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
Cyber Security 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 cyber security, 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 formation of this chapter will be instrumental in building strong linkages between India and Singapore in the area of cyber security. We are working with governments across the globe to charter the way forward to address the issues in the cyber space, 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. Recently India and the US also stressed on cooperation on cyber issues, including promoting closer cooperation between their law enforcement agencies to combat cyber crime and also to share information on a real time on malicious cyber security threats and establish appropriate mechanisms to improve such information sharing. A fact sheet on the framework for the US-India Cyber Relationship, issued during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, says that cooperation on cyber issues is a key component of the bilateral relationship between India and the US.