MOU between DSCI & FIDO Alliance on Cooperation & Partnership on a Non-confidential Basis


MoU between DSCI & IIT Bombay


CBI and DSCI joins hands to fight Cybercrime

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reaffirming its objective of strengthening abilities of law enforcement officials in combating cybercrimes.

This MOU will establish collaboration between Law Enforcement agencies through CBI, Cyber and Hi-Tech Crime Investigation and Training Centre (CHCIT) and the IT Industry through DSCI. It is aimed at spreading awareness on the security standards, sharing best practices amongst various enforcement agencies globally, collaborating with global think tanks, finding solutions to emerging challenges in cybercrime prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution and enabling the stakeholders in their ability to educate and update themselves on cybercrime investigations leading to data protection.

According to the MoU, CHCIT Centre will serve as a networking platform and DSCI will act as knowledge partner for the CBI in the cyber security areas

DSCI-Cert-In Alignment Program

In order to advance the cause of cyber security data protection, both within the government for e-governance projects, and for trusted outsourcing to Indian service providers by clients in different parts of world, CERT-In and DSCI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22nd July 2010.

The purpose of the MoU is to create a framework within which they can jointly explore and work towards improving computer security in the country, and raise cyber security awareness, especially the importance of practices in keeping systems secure, software up-to-date and security practices and procedures current.

The MoU facilitates CERT-In and DSCI to cooperate in enhancing the overall security of the computing environment in the country through their commitment to information security, and privacy protection, especially under the IT (Amendment) Act, 2008. This association between CERT-In and DSCI would further enable attaining the common goal of addressing the increasingly complex problems associated with computer security and computer-related crimes.

NASSCOM-DSCI and CBI Memorandum of Understanding

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New Delhi, November 22, 2010: National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have entered into a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish collaboration between Law Enforcement Agencies through Cyber and Hi-Tech Crime Investigation & Training (CHCIT) Centre of CBI and the IT industry through Data Security Council of
India (DSCI) and NASSCOM.

The MoU will help share better awareness on the emerging technologies, security standards, and best practices amongst various enforcement agencies globally, and in meeting newer challenges in managing Cyber crimes while preparing the stakeholders in their ability to educate and update themselves in emerging cyber technologies leading to Cyber Crime Investigation, Training & Computer Forensics. The CHCIT Centre will serve as a networking platform for this purpose and NASSCOM & DSCI will act as a knowledge partner for the CBI in the cyber security areas.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Director, CBI, said, “Cyber crime detection and investigation are crucial to both the Government and private sector due to its implications for security and economy. The government and law enforcement agencies on the one hand and the private sector led by the IT companies on the other can come together and forge a collaboration to fight this threat. The MoU will help the law enforcement agencies to fight the growing threat of cyber crime.”

Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM, said: “The MoU with the CBI will let NASSCOM play the role of ‘facilitator’. It will ensure active involvement in bringing the latest technological developments from across the globe and the industry to the CBI.”

“DSCI, with its programs on best practices, outreach, cyber security awareness, cyber crime handling, and public advocacy with governments and regulators is getting recognized as an industry led self-regulatory organization that is promoting the cause of data protection”, said Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI. “Implementation of the best practices helps minimize security breaches and if the breaches do occur, it is the investigation capabilities of Law enforcement Agencies which can bring cyber criminals to justice. We are happy to be associated with CBI in our role of capacity building for securing our cyber frontiers and promoting data protection.”

DSCI MoU with IIT Delhi

DSCI has entered into a MoU with IIT Delhi – a leading education institution offering instruction in Applied & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Management – to establish an institutional mechanism between DSCI and IIT Delhi for collaborating and cooperating in research and dissemination of cyber security. This MoU will enable both the entities to jointly undertake select studies, surveys and research projects, and also organize short term continuing education programs, workshops and conferences.

DSCI joins Working Group 27 of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7

DSCI has formally joined the Working Group 27 under the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7, which is developing the proposed ISO Standard 30105 – a global standard with an integrated approach to lifecycle processes for the ITeS-BPO sector. DSCI is contributing in developing security related aspects of this standard.

DSCI joins hands with IAOP to promote data protection among outsourcing professionals

DSCI joined hands with International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as an Affiliate Association. The two sides will work together to bring the latest information on data security, best practices, standards and thought leadership to outsourcing professionals worldwide.

“Through strategic partnerships like our latest one with DSCI, we continue to expand our network of global leaders in key areas that are important to outsourcing,” said CEO, IAOP, Debi Hamill. “We look forward to working with DSCI to continue to promote the importance of data security in our (outsourcing) industry.”

“Data Protection continues to be a key enabler in outsourcing of IT services and business processes. With DSCI focused on enhancing data protection standards and practices and IAOP focused on promoting outsourcing, there are obvious synergies to collaborate. The DSCI-IAOP partnership will help increase much needed awareness on data protection among the international outsourcing community and address data protection related concerns in outsourcing,” said Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO of DSCI.

IAOP, an organization engaged in setting up global standards in outsourcing, has more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide. It also has affiliate relationships with The Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communication Companies (Brasscom), ASTRA in Russia, British Computer Society, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and other leading associations around the globe.

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DSCI MoU with Aujas Networks

DSCI is working towards establishing its Security Framework – DSF© – as a Standard for security practices in the organizations. As part of its program for creating partners from system integrators and security companies, DSCI recently signed an MoU with Aujas Networks, which will help companies implement the DSF© and DPF© frameworks.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Srinivas Rao, CEO Aujas said, “We are very excited about our partnership with DSCI. We have been helping clients implement Risk Management Frameworks as part of our Risk Advisory practice. This partnership with DSCI adds a new dimension to our offerings and will add considerable value to our clients.”

Mr. Vinayak Godse, Director – Data Protection, DSCI, said, “Security is critical to ensure protection of key information assets and sustained business continuity. Organizations today need to be ‘really’ secure, as the threat environment in which they operate is getting complex and dynamic and attackers are evolving innovative techniques. In such a scenario, organizations cannot rely on certifications alone, even though they may help provide assurance to their stakeholders. We are happy that DSCI and Aujas have joined hands to provide dynamic and effective information security.”


DSCI has partnered with ACPL Systems Pvt. Ltd. for taking forward the implementation of Security and Privacy Frameworks. To apprise the industry of the features of Frameworks and also offer a platform for discussion, a roundtable on “Changing Security and Privacy Landscape in the Country” was organized at Gurgaon (Haryana) which was attended by over 25 delegates from middle to senior management. CEO, DSCI spoke on the changing regulatory landscape for security and privacy in the country, while CEO, ACPL pushed for the need to have partnerships for improving security and privacy culture. The meeting featured a presentation on DSCI Frameworks by Director, DSCI.

As a part of this, DSCI will train the employees of ACPL who can then act as channel partners for Frameworks.