About Us

Data Security Council of India is a premier industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM®, committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy.

About US
Data Security Council of India (DSCI), is a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM®, committed to making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy. To further its objectives, DSCI engages with governments and their agencies, regulators, industry sectors, industry associations and think tanks for policy advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach activities.

To strengthen thought leadership in cyber security and privacy, DSCI develops best practices and frameworks, publishes studies, surveys and papers. It builds capacity in security, privacy and cyber forensics through training and certification program for professionals and law enforcement agencies and engages stakeholders through various outreach initiatives including events, awards, chapters, consultations and membership programs. DSCI also endeavours to increase India’s share in the global security product and services market through global trade development initiatives. These aim to strengthen the security and privacy culture in India.

Vision

To be the premier industry body for making cyberspace
safe, secure and trusted.

Mission

To develop capabilities, capacities and norms, in collaboration with all the stakeholders including the government, required to advance towards a safer, more secure and trusted cyberspace for enhancing trade and commerce by increasing global data flows and promoting innovation; strengthening national security, protecting individuals’ rights in cyber space and addressing such global issues while safeguarding national and industry interests.

Objectives
  1. Engage with governments, regulators, industry associations and think tanks on policy matters through Public Advocacy
  2. Establish Thought Leadership through development of Best Practices, Standards and Frameworks and publication of Studies, Surveys and Papers
  3. Build Capacity
    1. in Security, Privacy and Cyber Forensics through training and certification of individuals and professionals
    2. in Cybercrime investigations through training of law enforcement agencies and judiciary
  4. Engage with stakeholders through various Outreach initiatives including events, awards, chapters, consultations and membership programs
  5. Develop and maintain Assurance ecosystem for validation of privacy and security practices implemented by organizations
  6. Increase India’s share in the global security product and services market through Global Trade Development initiatives
  7. Aim at developing Alternate Dispute Resolution system in data protection