Pune’s new Cyber Security Centre is the ‘online supercop’ who will protect India’s crucial information
Constructed at a cost of $2 million, the centre boasts of one of the best IT and digital infrastructure and aims to transform the cyber security landscape, both at the national and global level.Updated: Jan 27, 2018 14:25 IST
The International Cyber Security Centre launched in Baner by Incedo, a US-based IT services and consulting firm, will play a key role in monitoring real-time threats in the field of data and financial fraud management.
It will also help government agencies in protecting critical national data from leakages and security breaches. Constructed at a cost of $2 million, the centre boasts of one of the best IT and digital infrastructure and aims to transform the cyber security landscape, both at the national and global level.The centre has been set up in a strategic partnership with security and compliance solutions provider Tripwire, the global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises, industrial organisations and government agencies.
The centre aims at providing cutting-edge research and development (R&D) in the field of cyber security and will also be actively pursuing R&D in a number of varied areas in the cyber security domain including network security, cloud security, threat detection, data analytics and intrusion log generation with verification. The centre will also lay special focus on vulnerability and penetration testing of web applications and networks.
Explaining the project, Anupam Wahi, senior vice-president and head of communication engineering at Incedo, said, “Incedo is delighted to set up its latest delivery centre in Pune. The cyber security practice at Incedo is set to grow exponentially and we are committed to investing heavily towards building our engineering expertise to serve a rapidly evolving critical sector.”
“Incedo’s partnership with Tripwire is a testament to our commitment towards clients’ business needs. Our engineers in Pune will work very closely with Tripwire product specialists in Portland, Oregon, thus enhancing Tripwire’s R&D capabilities and greatly accelerating their product development velocity,” added Wahi.
He also added that critical government data was being moved into cloud networks and that there was a greater need to keep it safe and secure than before. “The centre will provide the best products and tools to ensure that cyber security is not breached, bringing about innovation, and integration in the future,” he said.
Executive vice-president at Belden and president at Tripwire, Dhrupad Trivedi, said that the company was already engaged with the Indian government in providing cyber security solutions in national asset protection programmes in domains ranging from protecting the national power grids, railways, refineries and other critical areas of intervention. “We are already working in these crucial national domains with special focus on detecting threats, identifying vulnerabilities and strengthening configurations for greater security. We also neutralise risks and potential cyber threats,” he added.
The centre plans to tap into the vast talent pool of skilled information technology (IT) and security professionals and Incedo has initiated operations with a team of highly skilled analysts, developers and researchers on Tripwire’s solutions and products. The firm expects to expand their team to over 100 specialist engineers and experts throughout 2018. The team will also focus on building analytics across various offerings and simplifying customer experiences, allowing them to secure their critical on-premise and cloud systems.