NEW DELHI: To enhance cybersecurity skills and develop standards for talent development within India, National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and security software company Symantec launched National Occupational Standards for ten cyber security job roles on Monday.
They also launched qualification packs (QP), developed in consultation with organizations in sectors such as IT/ITeS, financial services and consultancy adv ..
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“Building the next generation of cyber professionals is key to securing India’s critical information infrastructure, battling cybercrime and making the ‘Digital India’ initiative successful. As the global leader in cyber security, Symantec partners closely with governments and law enforcement agencies around the world," said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.
Enterprises in India faced more than 2.6 crore cyber threats during the third quarter of 2018 -- translating to over 2.8 lakhs threats every day, according to a new report from Seqrite, the enterprise arm of global IT security firm Quick Heal Technologies.
Information technology (IT) and IT-enabled services (ITeS) companies faced the most number of threats, with over 40 per cent of the threats targeting the industry, according to the "Seqrite Quarterly Threat Report Q3 2018" on Wednesda ..
We don’t propose to rationalize or harmonize digital, which in a very broad sense all of us know. So we won’t come out with a rigid and rigorous definition for digital which cannot be applied because it is not practical,” said R. Chandrashekhar, president, Nasscom.
Nasscom’s position is significant because until now most equity and industry analysts and executives at IT firms have expressed hopes for a standard definition.
India’s $154 billion IT outsourcing sector faces twin challenges in slowing growth and declining profitability as traditional solution-offering work such as application development and infrastructure maintenance gets commoditized.