Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), coming alongside with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a premier industry body on cyber security and data protection organized the first international meeting on information security standards. The ‘International Conference on Cyber Security and Privacy Standards’ held culminating discussions during the five days of ISO SC 27 working group meetings at Jaipur from 26-30 October 2015.
Chief Guest Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber Security Co-coordinator, Government of India said “I am extremely delightful to see an event being organized on international standards in the area of cyber security. Standards have been bringing much business impact in various industry including telecom and ICT, but as the threats are expanding each day, standards or making of standards in the cyber security is a much daunting and complex task, hence and harmonized and collaborative efforts from various sectors and bodies are required to address the emerging technologies in this area. I am glad an assertive step in this area has already been started which will help India programs of ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’.”
Alka Panda, Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards asserted, “India is a major hub of the IT Services & Software Sector and has gained global recognition in these field. This meeting give a platform for the Indian IT sector and its global counterparts to engage and discuss sectoral challenges like innovation and future growth. The standardization in the field of IT Security is essential to reap its benefits to the fullest before its wide-spread use across the globe. These Working Group meetings were good step to bring together eminent minds from across the world to discuss the possible standardization solutions in the field of IT Security. We are glad to see the encouraging participation from the industry.”
Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, DSCI said “We were honored and delighted to host the international event on cyber security and privacy in India. As an industry body on data Protection and Cyber Security matters, DSCI strongly supports and encourages industry participation and adoption of international security standards and best practices in the industry.”
Over 250 experts discussed and deliberating on forging international standards on Privacy, Security and Risk management in IoT, Cloud Computing and many other contemporary technologies, along with updating of a few existing standards. The conference attracted over 150 experts from the 50 countries and over 70 information security and privacy experts from India who actively contributed in the standard development process.