Media Coverage

  • 2018

    • DSCI initiates digital payment security program for law enforcement agencies

      Publish : Feb 19, 2018

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has joined hands with digital payment service companies to build capacity of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for improving the investigation of digital payments frauds through better co-operation between LEAs and intermediaries. India, in last few years, has... Read More

    • Bengaluru gives data safety tips to panel

      Publish : Jan 14, 2018

      A crucial consultation ahead of the framing of the country's data protection laws witnessed animated discussions here on Saturday. Participants raised a variety of concerns. Held on the IISc campus, it discussed everything from revenge porn and human genomics to artificial intelligence and the... Read More

    • How safe is Digital India?

      Publish : Jan 14, 2018

      Unless you are a hermit in the remote Himalayas, you are likely to be troubled 24x7 by thoughts of digital thefts — from personal information to financial data to biometric details.In the recent days, weeks and months, the overdrive by the government and India Inc to link tax returns, bank accounts... Read More

    • 1800 Crore Digital Transactions Expected In Next Fiscal

      Publish : Jan 02, 2018

      Digital transactions in India have displayed a dramatic increment, crossing 1162 Crore payments from April to November and are hoped to cross 1800 Crore in the present financial year, KJ Alphons, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, claimed to the media this week. Talking at the launch of... Read More

  • 2017

    • KP wins NASSCOM-DSCI excellence award

      Publish : Dec 22, 2017

      The cyber section of Kolkata Police has been awarded this year's prestigious NASSCOM-DSCI excellence award, a senior officer of the Force said today. "Our cyber cell has been awarded this year's prestigious NASSCOM-DSCI (Data Security Council of India) Excellence Award for capacity building of law... Read More

    • Meet KE Baiju, first Kerala cop to win best cybercrime investigator award

      Publish : Dec 21, 2017

      Bajiu and his team were selected for solving a hi-tech crime where six foreigners withdrew money using fake ATM cards from a Thiruvananthapuram bank. ix foreigners, natives of Romania, pulled off a bank robbery by withdrawing money using fake ATM cards in August 2016.Modus operandi: they... Read More

    • Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Students are the First Runner-up at the SEGAMATHON 2017

      Publish : Dec 19, 2017

      The game 'Secure Inc' of Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology secured the first runner-up position at SEGAMATHON 2017 held from December 13 to December 15, 2017 at Gurugram, New Delhi.Data Security Council of India (DSCI) in association with KPMG and NASSCOM Gaming Forum conducts... Read More

    • Pune police officer wins award for UPI payments fraud investigation

      Publish : Dec 17, 2017

      Pune: Senior Police Inspector Sunil Pawar, who headed the Pune police Cyber Crime Cell till recently, has won an award by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) under 'India Cyber Cop of the Year' category. DSCI is a not-for-profit, industrial body on data protection in India set up by NASSCOM.

    • Cyber Security Jobs At Premium As India Goes Digital

      Publish : Dec 13, 2017

      India is primed to witness a bracing change as the Indian government has successively dipped their toes into the digital stream. The program to turn the country into a digital economy has been met with a great deal of buzz as initiatives such as Digital Locker, demonetization and the successive... Read More

    • Minister of State Electronics & Information Technology launches the ‘Digital Payment Suraksha’

      Publish : Dec 12, 2017

      New Delhi, 12th December: Given the recent momentum on digital payments and the government’s drive for a ‘Less Cash Economy’, DSCI in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google India announced the launch of their ‘Digital Payment Suraksha’ awareness... Read More

    • NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2017 begins on December 13

      Publish : Dec 08, 2017

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI) will organize the 12th edition of its flagship cybersecurity event, the Annual Information Security Summit (AISS) between 13th-15th December 2017 at The Leela Ambience, Gurugram, Haryana, said a statement. Organised annually by DSCI, AISS is one of the coveted... Read More

    • Amazon Web Services can now deliver public cloud services to Indian government organisations and state-run banks

      Publish : Dec 07, 2017

      Amazon Web Services (AWS) has become the first global Cloud service provider (CSP) to achieve full empanelment for delivering Public Cloud services to government customers in India, the company announced on 7 December.Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd (AISPL), an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon... Read More

    • Srikrishna Committee Releases White Paper on Data Protection, Raises Pertinent Questions

      Publish : Nov 29, 2017

      As India looks forward to a legislation to protect data—in these times of Aadhaar or the Unique Identification (UID) project creating a massive database of socially, economically and biometrically sensitive information about citizens—the Srikrishna Committee on data protection issued a white paper... Read More

    • Net neutrality: Industry welcomes TRAI levelling field; victory for OTT players

      Publish : Nov 28, 2017

      NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 28: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s (TRAI) recommendations on net neutrality on Tuesday received mixed reactions from industry bodies, with some terming these as “progressive”, and others saying that the suggestions did not consider the issues related to OTT (... Read More

    • 7 Commandments of Justice Srikrishna Committee for Data Protection Law in India

      Publish : Nov 27, 2017

      New Delhi: Expert committee appointed by the Supreme Court under Justice B N Srikrishna presented its concept paper on drafting a new law on data protection on Monday. The white paper identified seven key areas that need to be included in the law and suggested plausible contexts that India should... Read More

    • Data Protection Law Framework Ready, Consent for Data Collection to be Key

      Publish : Nov 22, 2017

      New Delhi: The framework of the data protection law is ready and will be put up for public consultation next week, Justice BN Srikrishna, chairperson of the committee drafting the concept paper, said on Wednesday. A former Supreme Court judge, Justice Srikrishna said the 220-page document... Read More

    • Blockchain: The Next Revolution is Unleashed!

      Publish : Sep 12, 2017

      Some of you may not have experienced emergence of computing or internet and take it for granted, but for sure you are inundated with blockchain ‘up and down’ streams. It is a wildfire which is spreading everywhere and trying to emerge as a solution to every problem of this planet.... Read More

    • DSCI wants focus on security and privacy protection in product design

      Publish : Aug 28, 2017

      With the country witnessing a digital payments revolution, the DSCI, an arm of Nasscom, is building a common platform for all the players in the digital payments ecosystem.The Digital Payments Security Alliance forum, which will have traditional banks, payment banks, mobile wallets and the IT... Read More

    • GDPR Compliance: Why Hiring a DPO Is Difficult

      Publish : Aug 28, 2017

      Jul 27, 2017: “Considering the specific and comprehensive requirements of appointing a DPO, organizations have now started with various trainings, certifications and skilling programs while appointing or designating DPOs for their EU-focused projects,” says Shivam Satnani, senior analyst at DSCI

    • Fear not a ransomware attack, this software firm can unlock your data

      Publish : Aug 28, 2017

      Aug 10, 2017: The two recent global ransomware WannaCry and Petya have sent shivers down the spine of organisations in particular and PC users in general. The very idea that a hacker sitting in a remote corner of the world can lock your computer up and demand for ransom money to release the data... Read More

    • All you need to know about the Digital Payments Security Alliance

      Publish : Aug 28, 2017

      Aug 10, 2017: Security provisions and safe digital payment practices are needed for a sector that requires a fourfold increase in mobile wallet transactions, with a gross value of Rs 105 lakh crore from March 2016 to March 2017…!

    • IoT Cybersecurity…the world of Unknown for Organisations and Nations

      Publish : Aug 18, 2017
    • Data protection and privacy: choices before India

      Publish : Jul 18, 2017

      Cross-border data flows are increasingly becoming a key determinant for claiming a country’s share in the global digital trade. Countries are enacting new data protection regulations or amending existing laws, developing multilateral trade agreements concerning data flows (Trans Pacific Partnership... Read More

    • Ransomware 2.0 hits India, Europe

      Publish : Jun 28, 2017

      The WannaCry ransomware virus targeted only specific file extensions while still allowing the operating system access, the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), said in a statement Tags: Cybercrime, Cyberattack, WannaCry, Petya, Data Protection, Privacy, Cyber Security

    • DSCI successfully concluded its 9th Best Practices Meet focusing on Cognitive Security in Bengaluru

      Publish : Jun 28, 2017

      DSCI BPM is one of the India’s foremost events that focuses on the contemporary evolution of varied aspects of security. The evolution of technology innovation and approach to security towards ‘Cognitive Computing’ has inspired this year’s theme as ‘Cognitive Security’. Tags: DSCI event, BPM,... Read More

    • ’Cyber crime complaints must be tackled promptly’: Police workshop

      Publish : May 31, 2017

      Mangaluru: Speaking at the 17th cyber crime awareness workshop for law enforcement agencies organized by Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Karnataka Police and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the city on May 30, Tuesday. CID DGP Kishore Chandra, said the new security... Read More

    • Dealing with the WannaCry Ransomware attack

      Publish : May 22, 2017

      Rahul Sharma, Senior Consultant, DSCI, iterated that incidences of attack should be reported to CERT-In. This allows organisations access to experts and also helps the agency to analyse multiple variants of such attacks. Tags: Cyberattack, ransomware, WannaCry, Data protection, cyber security,... Read More

    • Zomato HACKED; Data of More Than 17 Million Users leaked

      Publish : May 19, 2017

      Vinayak Godse, Senior Director, DSCI, shared his views regarding the Zomato hack and their liability as per the regulatory framework mentioned in IT Amendment ACT 2008. Tags: Zomato hack, privacy, data protection, cyber security, IT Act

    • Cyber security start-ups race to secure client systems

      Publish : May 16, 2017

      DSCI issued a best practises note on the wake of WannaCry ransomware. Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI, highlighted that any distributed environment is vulnerable to such attacks. Tags: Cyberattack, ransomware, WannaCry, Data protection, cyber security, CERT-In

    • WannaCry: Sizing Up the Impact in India, Asia

      Publish : May 15, 2017

      Vinayak Godse, senior director, DSCI, shared how after the WannaCry outbreak, DSCI advised many companies and CISOs, exchanging information and apprising them of the situation. Tags: Cyberattack, ransomware, WannaCry, Data protection, cyber security, CERT-In

    • MeitY reaches out to RBI, DSCI, others against WannaCry ransomware

      Publish : May 14, 2017

      MeitY reached out CERT-In to gather information and DoT to alert ISPs to secure their networks as well as DSCI and CDAC to caution the private sector about the ransomware. Tags: Cyberattack, ransomware, WannaCry, Data protection, cyber security, CERT-In

    • Data traffic management should not violate net neutrality

      Publish : May 09, 2017

      NASSCOM and DSCI made a joint submission to TRAI stating that traffic management should not directly or indirectly discriminate and impose application-based restrictions based on the data whether on price, source of data or destination of the data. Tags: Net neutrality, NASSCOM, data protection,... Read More

    • Data Security Council of India and FIDO Alliance join forces to promote Stronger Authentication Standards in India

      Publish : May 09, 2017
    • The Hidden Aspects of Aadhaar

      Publish : May 03, 2017

      DSCI, in a report to UIDAI listed several security threats with a centralized data store house of Aadhaar mentioning the possibility of hacking, functional creep, insider abuse and risks associated with transmitting biometric information over a network, like the data may be copied or tampered... Read More

    • Aadhaar-based POS transactions raise privacy concerns

      Publish : Apr 28, 2017

      Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI, shares her concerns about Aadhaar enabled payment systems and urges for security by design when an entire ecosystem gets so closely connected due to such payment mediums. Tags: Aadhar, Security by Design, Cyber Security, Data Privacy, Privacy

    • Analysis: Data Protection in India - Getting It Right

      Publish : Apr 26, 2017

      Vinayak Godse, senior director at Data Security Council of India, outlines his concerns on the security developments in India, and some of the strategic shifts that he has seen in recent times, as well as the key drivers. Tags: Data Protection, Cyber Security, Cyber Law, GDPR

    • MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar leak raises questions on data safety and privacy

      Publish : Mar 29, 2017

      DSCI’s report to UIDAI listed several security threats to the system highlighting the concerns of maintaining centralised databases of biometric personal identifiable information. Tags: Privacy, Data protection, cybercrime, cyber security, aadhar

    • E-evidence gradually becomes a crucial part of prosecution

      Publish : Mar 27, 2017

      With the manifold rise in cybercrime counts, lack of standard procedures and robust information-sharing model for searching, seizing of digital evidence, the conviction rate is faltering and leading to lack of adequate preparedness to the emerging threats. Tags: Cybercrime, Cyber Law, Data... Read More

  • 2016

    • DSCI Inputs on TRAI Consultation on Regulatory Framework for OTT services

      Publish : Nov 21, 2016

      Questions 6 and 7, in particular, are of significant concern to the domain of work of DSCI. On Question 6, DSCI is of the view that security concerns should be viewed from a risk point of view that should not only cover communication services, but entire gamut of services that run over the Internet... Read More

    • Time to walk the talk

      Publish : Aug 23, 2016

      The article articulating the current status of national plans on cyber security policy mentions Rahul Sharma, Sr. Consultant, DSCI raising concerns on the action points on the Cyber Security Policy released in 2013.

    • 8th Best Practices Meet 22-23 June, Bengaluru

      Publish : Jun 23, 2016

      DSCI CEO Rama Vedashree’s aspirational goal is to help India create a strong base of talent and skilled workforce like data scientists and cyber security analysts that can tap opportunities in the new area of Security Data Science, which is expected to touch $35 billion by 2025.

    • DSCI-Lockheed Martin Announce Partnership in Cyber Security Awareness

      Publish : Jun 23, 2016
    • DSCI appoints Rama Vedashree as CEO

      Publish : Jun 02, 2016

      Articles stating that Data Security Council of India (DSCI), has announced the appointment of Ms. Rama Vedashree as the new CEO. The article mentions that Ms. Vedashree succeeds Mr. Nandkumar Saravade. Ms. Vedashree was previously the Vice President at NASSCOM, where she led all the initiatives... Read More

    • Cyber crime a challenge to law enforcement agencies: DGP

      Publish : May 27, 2016

      SRINAGAR: Describing cyber crime a challenge to law enforcing agencies, the Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has stressed for coordinated efforts to bring awareness about the menace. Mr. Rajendra was speaking at the inaugural session of 14th Workshop on Cybercrime Awareness for... Read More

    • Emerging Digital Landscape Pushing Data Privacy Quest

      Publish : May 25, 2016

      Today DSCI is one organisation which pro - motes data protection among the Indian industry and works closely with the relevant government departments to bridge the gap. But we need greater participation from law schools, human rights and consumer organisations. Data privacy should no longer be the... Read More

    • Security Breach

      Publish : Apr 24, 2016

      “India’s laws do not require companies to report these incidents the attackers are always remote. They use jurisdictional arbitrage. They know which geographies have lax laws and that law enforcement agencies will focus only on problems in their jurisdiction,” says Nandkumar... Read More

    • DSCI-PEC Engineering College Chandigarh-ToI Workshop on Privacy and Information Security

      Publish : Apr 22, 2016

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Punjab Engineering College and the Times of India organized a day-long workshop on privacy and information security which was attended by 339 students across engineering colleges from Chandigarh and the surrounding regions. The Chief Guest for the occasion was... Read More

    • IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM & DSCI - Building Cyber Security Skills Event

      Publish : Apr 18, 2016

      NASSCOM, along with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and security software firm Symantec, today launched the ‘National Occupational Standards’ for 10 cyber security job roles, aimed at creating a pool of certified cyber security professionals in the country.

    • NASSCOM-DSCI to embark on Indian Cyber Security Delegation to Netherlands and UK

      Publish : Apr 11, 2016

      The first Indian NASSCOM-DSCI Cyber Security delegation has left for the Hague Security Delta and Malvern Cyber Security Cluster, in Netherlands and UK respectively to interact with different stake holders between 11 - 15 April 2016. The delegation is being led by Dr. Gulshan Rai, National Cyber... Read More

    • DSCI partners Google for Internet safety for SMBs

      Publish : Apr 06, 2016

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has partnered tech giant Google to launch an Internet safety programme for small and medium businesses. Under the programme, the body will conduct workshops aimed at enhancing trust in the cyberspace by empowering MSMEs with knowledge and understanding to deal... Read More

    • Mass use of encrypted messaging apps doesn’t hamper security: Harvard study

      Publish : Mar 28, 2016

      A widespread adoption of encryption practices, says Data Security Council of India head Nandkumar Saravade, is actually good for general security. “Flaws in security design are used more by malicious actors than law abiding citizens,” says Saravade, pointing out that security breaches and unlawful... Read More

    • DSCI celebrates Data Privacy Day, spreads the message of data privacy practices and principles across India

      Publish : Jan 28, 2016

      On the eve of Data Privacy Day- Jan28, the industry body engages with organizations, professionals and public to spread the message of data privacy and educate them. Also it promotes privacy practices and principles across India.

  • 2015

    • Interview: CEO, DSCI - CyberSec Task Force: 'A Significant Move'

      Publish : Dec 01, 2015

      DSCI CEO Saravade Believes NASSCOM Task Force Will Change Landscape. He says that the Cybersecurity Task Force is one of DSCI primary focus areas at the moment.

    • Workshop on prevention of cyber fraud held in Odisha capital

      Publish : Nov 30, 2015

      K Venkatesh Murthy , Senior Manager, Cyber Forensics, DSCI, delivered a speech on different aspects of Cyber Fraud at a workshop on “Evolving Strategies for Prevention of Cyber Fraud” at the Commissionerate Police headquarters in the capital of Odisha.

    • Interview with Aditya Bhatia: Traditional ways to look at security threats and how to fight them

      Publish : Nov 18, 2015

      With the advent of newer technologies, newer ways to do business and of course, newer opportunities for threats, the whole concept of IT security takes up a new paradigm. It is a tough world now, with every innovation upping the cost of security, every new application adding to the threat, says... Read More

    • The web of deceit

      Publish : Oct 18, 2015

      The Internet can prove to be dangerous if you are not careful. Security experts tell K. JESHI how to stay safe and guard your privacy.

    • More Police Stations to Deal With Cyber Crime

      Publish : Sep 09, 2015

      Addressing a two-day workshop on ‘Cyber Crime Awareness’ held at Biju Patnaik State Police Academy, Chief Secretary Gokul Chandra Pati said the Home Department would intensify training and skill enhancement programmes to familiarise police officials with modern methods for detection and... Read More

    • Cyber security: 1 million cyber security professionals needed by 2020

      Publish : Aug 25, 2015

      Along with the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and the Sector Skill Council (SSC) Nasscom is focusing on developing five prioritised job roles in cyber security and creating a master training programme.

    • Cyber security business to be worth $40 bn by 2025, says Data Security Council CEO

      Publish : Aug 04, 2015

      “By 2025 we would like to have $35-40 billion worth of cyber security business, which is like 10 per cent of the IT industry size of that time. And we also need to look at (creating) 1 million cyber security professionals. They are the two big numbers we are looking at,” Saravade told... Read More

    • DSCI-NASSCOM architecting security for Digital Transformation

      Publish : Jul 28, 2015

      Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) says that DSCI and NASSCOM have realized the significance of cyber security, and are promoting Indian cyber security companies as part of their trade delegations to the global market.

    • 7th Best Practices Meet 2015- DSCI focuses on cyber security for digital transformation

      Publish : Jul 11, 2015

      Articles on the side-line of Best Practice Meet 2015, quoting Mr. Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, DSCI, stating that in the current landscape, the industry is witnessing wide-scale adoption of new technology solutions that are leading to building complex digital business models around technological... Read More

    • DSCI appoints cyber security expert Nandkumar Saravade its CEO

      Publish : Jun 29, 2015

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI) named cybercrime expert Nandkumar Saravade its Chief Executive Officer. Saravade will join as the full-time CEO on July 1, succeeding industry veteran Kamlesh Bajaj, and taking over the interim charge from Nasscom vice president Rama Vedashree.

    • No place too safe? India’s Data Security Scenario

      Publish : Jun 24, 2015

      Mr. Vinayak Godse, Sr. Director Data Protection, DSCI answers the most pressing concerns about the data security scenario in India today. With data comes the issue of data security and the recent allegations of popular applications like OlaCabs, Gaana and Zomato being hacked doesn’t paint a... Read More

    • Nasscom and Symantec tie up to arm India’s cyber army

      Publish : Jun 19, 2015

      With this new initiative, NASSCOM aims to take the number of cyber security professionals in the country from 63,200 to a million. Sector Skill Council (SSC) NASSCOM and DSCI, along with Symantec will focus on training and creating new job opportunities in the field of cyber security.

    • Is Facebook’s encryption key a threat to India’s national security

      Publish : Jun 08, 2015

      “Law enforcement would not be really happy with this move as the PGP algorithm itself was developed as a revolt against the US government’s decision of forcing the service providers to provide the backdoors,” said Vinayak Godse, Senior Director- Data Protection, Data Security of... Read More

    • Data Security Council of India- Kolkata Chapter

      Publish : May 08, 2015

      The maiden Calcutta chapter of the Data Security Council of India, recently held an event to increase awareness on the subject. The half-day event comprised two panel discussions and a presentation besides the keynote address by DSCI principal consultant Rahul Jain.

    • Maharashtra gears up to launch new cybercrime cell

      Publish : May 08, 2015

      Summary: The state police will have a separate wing to tackle the growing number of cybercrimes across Maharashtra and will approach NASSCOM and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) to train police officers and other state employees. Currently, the various city and district police forces have... Read More

    • Cloud Security Certification Launched

      Publish : Apr 24, 2015

      (ISC)² and the Cloud Security Alliance have launched a new cloud security professional certification designed to measure advanced competence. Vinayak Godse, Senior Director-Data Protection of Data Security Council of India (DSCI), said, the new credential “is targeted at building... Read More

    • To meet cybercrime challenge, DSCI launches police training material

      Publish : Apr 08, 2015

      New Delhi, April 8, 2015: In order to meet the increasing challenge of cybercrime and enabling police personnel to investigate online offences better, the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) on Tuesday launched “Cybercrime Training Material Level-2”. Stressing the need for better... Read More

    • Centre Working On New Law On The Lines Of Section 66A: Devendra Fadnavis

      Publish : Apr 03, 2015

      MUMBAI - Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that the Centre is working on formulating a new law under IT Act, on the lines of section 66 (A) that was struck down recently by the Supreme Court. Fadnavis was replying to Shiv Sena MLC Neelam Gorhe, who asked whether the state... Read More

    • Two-day Workshop on Cybercrime Begins in Dehradun

      Publish : Mar 25, 2015

      In order to enhance skills of police officers and police personnel of effectively taking on cybercrime cases, now on a spiral in all the districts of the State, the State Police department is now hosting a two-day workshop on Cyber Technology and Cybercrime at police line in Dehradun from Tuesday.... Read More

    • Soon a Cyber Security Centre in Himachal Pradesh

      Publish : Mar 23, 2015

      Shimla, March 22: The Himachal Police is set to crackdown on increasing cybercrime by bringing best technical support under one roof at the centre for cyber security after the success of the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) pilot project. The CCTNS was aimed at creating country-... Read More

    • Gulshan Rai becomes first chief of cyber security; post created to tackle growing e-threats

      Publish : Mar 04, 2015

      BENGALURU: The Narendra Modi government has created a cyber-security chief’s position under the Prime Minister’s Office and has appointed Gulshan Rai, said a top official in the IT ministry. Rai, who has been heading the computer emergency response team at the department of electronics... Read More

    • People do not report Cybercrimes: Jt Commissioner of Police, Pune

      Publish : Feb 27, 2015

      Despite the efforts of the Pune police to create awareness about cyber crime and objectionable posts on social media, Puneites are shying away from reporting incidents of cyber crime such as data thefts, said Sanjay Kumar, Joint Commissioner of Police, Pune. Kumar was speaking at the eighth... Read More

  • 2014

    • Award for cybercrime wing

      Publish : Dec 12, 2014

      KOLKATA: For the first time since its inception, the cyber crime wing of detective department has bagged the prestigious India Cyber Cop Award. The award for 2014 has gone to additional OC Premjit Chowdhury, who filed the chargesheet in a CESC related cyber crime case that was lodged in 2011 at the... Read More

    • RuPay extends reach to IRCTC, LIC and online retailers

      Publish : Oct 14, 2014

      RuPay payment gateway has roped in Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation or (IRCTC), insurance major Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India and some of the country’s largest online merchants, including flipkart, Snapdeal, bookmyshow and Homeshop18, allowing holders of the payment... Read More

    • Vodafone India becomes the first telecom company to receive DSCI Privacy Certification

      Publish : Jul 23, 2014

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI), the focal body on data protection in India announced that it has certified Vodafone India Limited (VIL) – Delhi Circle as a ‘DSCI Privacy Certified’ (DPC) organization. This certification follows VIL’s efforts in building a data privacy... Read More

    • Data Security Council of India signs MoU with NLSIU

      Publish : Jul 11, 2014

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has signed a two-year MoU with the National Law School of India University (NLSIU). Under this agreement, they will undertake collaborative research and conduct public advocacy in the areas of cyber laws and data protection. This strategic alliance will... Read More

    • Does EU's Right to be Forgotten put barrier on the Net?

      Publish : Jun 24, 2014

      Indians who complain they don’t have the “right to be forgotten” in the cyber world like the Europeans, need not worry. According to experts, Section 79 of the Indian Information Technology Act empowers Indians to seek removal of web content about themselves that they find... Read More

    • Indians most-willing to trade personal data for better e-service: Study.

      Publish : Jun 19, 2014

      Livemint, June, 19, 2014 New Delhi: When it comes to consumer attitudes towards online privacy, Indians are the most willing to share personal data for better service online, according to a study done by EMC Corp. across 15 countries. The study surveyed 15,000 consumers in 15 countries, including... Read More

    • India: Privacy Bill will likely reflect EU Directive

      Publish : Mar 10, 2014

      March 10, 2014 | The Indian Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) called for comments – on 25 February 2014 – on a draft Privacy Protection Bill (‘the Bill’). The draft Bill comes after a series of roundtable discussions in 2013. The last CIS roundtable on the Bill, on 19... Read More

    • CBI and DSCI joins hands to fight Cybercrime

      Publish : Mar 05, 2014

      March 05, 2014 | CBI signed the MoU with DSCI to use its expertise in updating its officials with new technologies to tackle the menace. The complex structure of cyber crime which thrives on mostly private infrastructure spread globally is making "archaic" investigation techniques... Read More

    • Cybercrime Awareness Workshop, Jaipur

      Publish : Feb 11, 2014

      Data Security Council of India in association with Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), and Uttar Pradesh State Police organized 2 day Cybercrime Awareness Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies in Jaipur.

  • 2013

    • Cybercrime Awareness Workshop, Lucknow

      Publish : Jul 27, 2013

      Data Security Council of India in association with Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT), and Uttar Pradesh State Police organized 2 day Cybercrime Awareness Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies in Lucknow.

    • DSCI launches Privacy Training and Certification Program

      Publish : Jun 11, 2013

      Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a set up by NASSCOM has announced the launch of ‘DSCI Lead Assessor for Privacy’ Training and Certification Program under its Thought Leadership initiative. The training program is an important component of the privacy assessment eco-system which... Read More

    • China major source of cyber espionage: Verizon

      Publish : Jun 02, 2013

      On the sidelines of the DSCI- Verizon Data breach Report briefing, an article states that Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, Data Security Council of India said “There have been earlier reported incidences where some of the attacks could be traced, that the leaks were taken place into China, IP... Read More

    • Internet firms launch cyber safety campaign

      Publish : Feb 06, 2013

      An article stating that DSCI has launched a new campaign aimed at creating a safe Internet environment in the country on the occasion of Safer Internet Day in association with Facebook, Google, Kaspersky and Microsoft. The theme of the campaign is ‘STOP. THINK CONNECT’, to help Internet... Read More

    • Fever 104 partners in new DSCI cyber safety campaign

      Publish : Feb 06, 2013

      Stop, think before you connect online, is the theme of a new campaign aimed at creating a safe cyber environment in the country. Launched on Tuesday on the occasion of Safer Internet Day by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), in association with Facebook, Google, Kaspersky and Microsoft,... Read More

  • 2012

    • Cyber Sleuths on a song

      Publish : Dec 22, 2012

      On the sidelines of the NASSCOM-DSCI Annual Security Summit an article stated that Dr. BA Mahesh, Superintendent of Police ( CCPS) received the award for Excellence in Capacity Building of Law Enforcement Agencies /Police Agencies.

    • Cyber police gets DSCI excellence award

      Publish : Dec 18, 2012

      An article stating that the Cyber Crime Police Station (CCPS), CID, Karnataka, has bagged the Award for Excellence in Capacity Building of Police Agencies at the 7th NASSCOM Annual Information Security Summit organized by the Data Security Council of India (DSQ) held in Mumbai last week. The CCPS... Read More

    • NASSCOM-DSCI Summit focuses on data security challenges

      Publish : Dec 17, 2012

      An article stating that Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and NASSCOM recently organized the 7th NASSCOM – DSCI Annual Information Security Summit in Mumbai that provided the platform for addressing the current security challenges and trends in information security, covering broader... Read More

    • NASSCOM-DSCI Summit attendance reaffirms growing interest in data security

      Publish : Dec 17, 2012

      An article stating that the 7th edition of the NASSCOM DSCI Annual Information Security Summit witnessed participation from over 350 delegates from government, industry, solution providers and user community, from India and abroad. The article further quotes Mr. N. Chandrasekeran, Chairman, NASSCOM... Read More

    • We will work with social media firms for Net safety: Data Security chief

      Publish : Dec 14, 2012

      An article in-conversation with Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, Data Security Council of India, on the sidelines of the NASSCOM DSCI Information Security Summit 2012. Dr. Bajaj shares his insights on the vulnerability of Indian cyber space, cyber-attacks and the initiatives undertaken by DSCI to address... Read More

    • NASSCOM-DSCI's annual two-day Information Security Summit 2012 discusses the various aspects of information security in the era of evolving technologies

      Publish : Dec 12, 2012

      An article on the sidelines of the Nasscom DSCI Annual Information Security Summit 2012 stated that Mr. N Chandrasekaran, NASSCOM’s chairman and TCS’CEO, praised the joint efforts of NASSCOM and DSCI in focusing on information security concerns. ‘‘In India, I am extremely... Read More

    • DSCI Annual Information Security Summit Begins

      Publish : Dec 11, 2012

      The summit, with eGov as media partner and organised in association with NASSCOM, will provide a platform to discuss broader subjects like cyber diplomacy, cyber crimes, and business responsibility in the information age.

    • NASSCOM-DSCI announces Annual Information Security Summit 2012

      Publish : Dec 11, 2012

      NASSCOM-Data Security Council of India (DSCI) announced that the Annual Information Security Summit 2012 will be held on 11-12 December at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. This Annual Summit is the flagship event of DSCI, aimed at bringing security professionals from across industry verticals and government... Read More

    • India may mop up $100 bn in Data Security: Bengal Post

      Publish : Oct 10, 2012

      In an article on the sidelines of a Seminar on data security organized by the Internet Society Kolkata, in association with DSCI and the NASSCOM quoted, Mr. Vinayak Godse, Director – Data Protection, DSCI, has stated if India India, once a ‘data safe state’, can garner a business... Read More

    • India to go one step closer to become data-safe nation: Times of India

      Publish : Oct 10, 2012

      An article on the sidelines of a seminar on data security organized by the Internet Society Kolkata, in association with DSCI and the NASSCOM. The article quotes Mr. Vinayak Godse, Director – Data Protection, DSCI, stating that India is likely to become a step closer to achieving a data-safe... Read More

    • Two day 'Cyber crime awareness workshop for law enforcement agencies' organized in Chandigarh

      Publish : Sep 27, 2012

      CHANDIGARH: Data Security Council of India(DSCI), setup by NASSCOM in association of Chandigarh Administration and PEC university of Technology has organized a two day “Cyber Crime Awareness workshop for law enforcement agencies” which started on Thursday. The workshop was organized... Read More

    • Workshop on cyber crime awareness for law enforcement agencies

      Publish : Sep 26, 2012

      A two-day workshop on cyber crime awareness for law enforcement agencies would be organised by Data Security Council of India (DSCI), set up by NASSCOM, in association with the Ministry of Communications and Information technology and the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh administration... Read More

    • India Links FTA with EU to Data-Secure Tag: The Economic Times

      Publish : Sep 10, 2012

      India is preparing to get Data-Secure Status from the European Union by linking it with free trade agreement. This is vital for attracting outsourcing business from European countries. India has insisted that the EU classify India as data secure nation simultaneously with the signing of free trade... Read More

    • India protests European Union study of data laws - The Economic Times

      Publish : Aug 09, 2012

      NEW DELHI: India has protested against a European Union decision to study India’s data protection laws to find out if they are in conformity with those in the 27-nation grouping. The EU wants to ensure that the Indian laws meet its directive before it makes a commitment on the issue in the... Read More

    • Cyber security workshop for cops at GFSU

      Publish : Jul 31, 2012

      To tackle crime, specialists stressed on the need to upgrade security systems and give timely updates to officers incharge of cybercrime cells – DSCI has the permission to open cyber labs all over India which will act as consultants and guide the police in cyber crime cases. Atwo-day... Read More

    • DSCI Best Practices Meet 2012 focuses on convergence of mobile and cloud application

      Publish : Jul 27, 2012

      InformationWeek India An article on the DSCI’s 4th Best Practices Meet which focused on the convergence of mobile and cloud application and securing mobile commerce from the perspectives of Banking, Telecom & Payment Industry in Bangalore. The meet witnessed over 250 senior industry and... Read More

    • Gujarat to get cyber lab to take on online crime

      Publish : Jul 12, 2012

      AHMEDABAD: According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Gujarat reported an almost 50% rise in crimes under the Information Technology Act, 2000. Compared to 35 cases in 2010, the number shot up to 52, of which 36 were in Ahmedabad alone. With the ever-expanding web of new-age cyber... Read More

    • Chidambaram for National Centre on Cyber Security

      Publish : Apr 30, 2012

      INDIA TV NEWS New Delhi, Apr 30: In the backdrop of rising cyber crime, Home Minister P Chidambaram disclosed today that the government proposed to create a national structure for cyber security and establish a National Threat Intelligence Centre.“No one is immune to cyber crime and attacks... Read More

    • National Threat Intelligence Centre proposed: Chidambaram

      Publish : Apr 30, 2012

      THE HINDU New Delhi, April 30, 2012: Law enforcement agencies need to quickly scale up capacity to fight cyber crime as dimensions of security problem increase manifold in the online space, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday. “We have taken numerous steps to protect the physical... Read More

    • Need to scale up capacity to fight cyber crime: Chidambaram

      Publish : Apr 30, 2012

      THE TIMES OF INDIA NEW DELHI: Law enforcement agencies need to quickly scale up capacity to fight cyber crime as dimensions of security problem increase manifold in the online space, Home Minister P Chidambaram said today. “We have taken numerous steps to protect the physical infrastructure... Read More

    • 'Law enforcement agencies must scale up capacity to fight cyber crimes'

      Publish : Apr 30, 2012

      Business Line New Delhi, April 30: Law enforcement agencies need to quickly scale up capacity to fight cyber crimes as the dimensions of security problem increase manifold in the online space, the Home Minister, Mr P. Chidambaram, said today. “We have taken numerous steps to protect the... Read More

    • Union Home Minister P Chidambaram plans to work with NASSCOM-DSCI to check cyber crime

      Publish : Feb 15, 2012

      The Union Home Ministry would like to work with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) in the area of cyber crime, which is growing very fast, Home Minister P Chidambaram today said here. He gave away NASSCOM Global Leadership Awards at a function here this evening... Read More

  • 2011

    • AISS13 Media coverage

      Publish : Dec 11, 2011, DSCI launches Security Initiative Dec 11 NASSCOM-DSCI 8th annual Information Security Summit opens today Online, 11 Dec 2013 Many countries include in cyber crime Navbharat Times Delhi, 12 Dec 2013 Some countries involved in cyber crime The Economic Times (Hindi) Delhi, 12 Dec 2013... Read More

    • Wider strategy urged to ensure cyber security

      Publish : Dec 06, 2011

      The Hindu Business Line New Delhi A multi-pronged strategy supported by technology-oriented policies and focus on data protection will help sustain India’s lead as the global hub for IT and R&D services. This was the message given out by the Deputy National Security Advisor, Ms Latha... Read More

    • Cyber Safe Pune

      Publish : Oct 13, 2011

      DSCI, together with Pune Police, organized Cyber Safe in Pune – a 5 day training program for Law Enforcement Agencies, Judiciary and students, on Cyber crimes, Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008 and Safety Awareness. On the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Shinde, Deputy Commissioner of Police... Read More

    • Street play on cyber crime

      Publish : Oct 12, 2011

      The city police and Mahavir Jain Vidyalaya came up with a unique initiative to educate students on cyber crime yesterday. A street play and PowerPoint presentations were used to spread awareness about the several cyber crimes that happen. The programme happened in the evening and senior officials... Read More

    • Government of India Clarification on notified Rules under sec 43A of IT (Amendment) Act 2008

      Publish : Aug 24, 2011

      Ministry of Communications & Information Technology24-August, 2011 17:03 IST Clarification on Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 Under Section 43A of the Information Technology ACT, 2000 Press Note The... Read More

    • Cyber labs in states and union territories

      Publish : Aug 23, 2011

      IBM Live BANGALORE: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is working with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) proposing to establish cyber labs in all states and Union Territories to tackle cyber crime. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) of NASSCOM submitted... Read More

    • Eastern India's first cyber lab in Kolkata

      Publish : Aug 10, 2011

      THE TIMES OF INDIA The city will occupy a place alongside Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Thane and Madhuban after state industries and information technology minister Partha Chatterjee inaugurates eastern India’s first cyber lab, unique law enforcement-industry interface, at Lalbazar on Wednesday... Read More

    • Press release of DSCI Excellence Awards, 2011

      Publish : Jul 25, 2011

      25 Jul 11 Banktech India HDFC Bank, Financial Technologies bag DSCI Excellence awards for security By Times of India DSCI Excellence Award For Security Leader of the Year 25 Jul 11 By I4S India Bharti Airtel bags award for telecom security 23 Jul 11 By MSN India Efforts to boost data security... Read More

    • Indian IT Companies resolve to thwart Cyber Attacks

      Publish : Jul 05, 2011

      Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, in conversation with Business Standard, reflects on how Indian IT Companies are securing their data and the security certification which DSCI is planning to offer.

    • DSCI Best Practices Meet witnesses huge participation

      Publish : Jun 30, 2011

      InformationWeek, DSCI, a NASSCOM initiative, organized its third DSCI Best Practices Meet for Data Protection focused on ‘Promoting Dialogue for Building an Ecosystem for Data Protection’. This year’s meet specifically focused on the regulatory environment – rules under... Read More

    • Govt to address US doubts about IT Act

      Publish : Jun 30, 2011

      THE TIMES OF INDIA BANGALORE: The Data Security Council of India (DSCI) said that within the next 2-3 weeks the government would clarify on a new amendment relating to data collection in the IT Act. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO of DSCI, said that there has been some confusion over the interpretation of Sec... Read More

    • The Threat Within

      Publish : Jun 28, 2011

      CIOL June 28, 2011 Insider threat serious, but are mostly solved internally THE TIMES OF INDIA June 29, 2011, 06.42pm IST Indian IT, BPO face threat from insiders: Study BUSINESS STANDARD Banga Bangalore June 29, 2011, 0:20 IST EFY TIMES June 29, 2011 MY DIGITALFC June 30,2011 CIOL June 28, 2011... Read More

    • The cyber warriors are preparing for battle

      Publish : Jun 02, 2011

      As the world’s attention focuses on traditional conflicts, a new form of warfare is looming, writes Con Coughlin. It is a lot less dangerous than planting a primitive roadside bomb in Afghanistan, or driving around the outskirts of Misurata in an ageing pick-up truck that is liable to be... Read More

    • Chinese spies 'had months of access to US Google email's

      Publish : Jun 02, 2011

      Chinese spies enjoyed months of access to the personal Google emails of senior US officials and human rights activists, according to a US computer security expert.

    • Security is now a business-centric function

      Publish : May 12, 2011
    • IBA-DSCI hold summit on security threats for banks

      Publish : May 01, 2011
    • Cyber Crime and Terrorism_Major Issues

      Publish : May 01, 2011
    • IBA and DSCI hold summit on security threats for banks

      Publish : Apr 27, 2011

      InformationWeek, The topics discussed at the summit ranged from security and compliance, privacy and card transaction security With security threats becoming more organized and sophisticated in their intent, Indian banks face a huge challenge in warding off threats. To address some of these... Read More

    • Customer's Trust Is Vital For E-Banking

      Publish : Apr 25, 2011

      Biztech2 Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a NASSCOM initiative, and Indian Banks Association (IBA) organised the 2nd IBA – DSCI Banking Security Conference focused on “Enhancing Trust in Electronic Banking”. The Conference provided a platform for dialogue between the... Read More

    • Enhancing trust in electronic banking in India

      Publish : Apr 19, 2011

      APBankers April 19, 2011 IBA and DSCI are hosting a Security Summit in Mumbai with the theme of Enhancing Trust in Electronic Banking. The discussion is timely since Banks are pushing forward with several technology based services in pursuance of bigger and bigger profits while customers are... Read More

    • Data Security: a Higher Standard

      Publish : Mar 29, 2011

      Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO, DSCI in conversation with Tom Field, Editorial Director, Information Security Media Group India’s data protection standards are strong. But to be truly secure, organizations must protect themselves above those standards, says Dr. Kamlesh Bajaj, CEO of the Data... Read More

    • Cloud Services Measurement Consortium Gains Critical Membership

      Publish : Mar 14, 2011

      PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University today announced that 10 new members have joined the Cloud Services Measurement Initiative Consortium (CSMIC) developed to address the need for industry-wide, globally accepted measures for calculating the benefits and risks of cloud-computing services.... Read More

    • India’s First Cyber Crime Investigation Manual

      Publish : Mar 08, 2011

      08 March 2011 by I4S India As a first step towards setting up of procedures and strategies, Deloitte, along with Nasscom, and its technology security arm, DSCI released India’s First Cyber Crime Investigation Manual. The manual aims to bring a uniform and scientific approach in investigating... Read More

    • Stress on skills to crack cybercrimes

      Publish : Feb 20, 2011

      The Hindu (News Site) An article on the sidelines of the International seminar on Cyberspace Usages-Challenges and Disputes Resolution. The article quotes Supreme Court judge Hon. Altmas Kabir stressing the need for the police and magistrates to acquire greater skills and expertise in information... Read More

    • Companies Have to take Responsibility for an Individual's Data Privacy

      Publish : Feb 09, 2011
    • Survey of Security in Indian Banks

      Publish : Feb 08, 2011

      Source: Mail Today, Govt- backed survey says poor security practices expose your money to fraud THE NEXT time you swipe your debit card at a petrol bunk, use a credit card to buy a movie ticket or pay a bill online, do it at your own risk. A new survey of security in Indian banks has revealed... Read More

    • Banks not taking credit card data security seriously: Survey Release

      Publish : Feb 08, 2011

      Source: India Today, February 8, 2011 | Updated 08:17 IST The next time you swipe your debit card at a petrol bunk, use a credit card to buy a movie ticket or pay a bill online, do it at your own risk. A new survey of security in Indian banks has revealed that many of them do not follow even basic... Read More

    • Banks face privacy challenge

      Publish : Feb 08, 2011

      Source: Financial Express, Tuesday, Feb 08, 2011 at 0158 hrs IST Absence of collaboration and synergy between security and fraud management functions leaves a significant gap in banks effort to curb financial frauds. Customer awareness on information security along with insecure customer and end... Read More

    • Release of Banking Security Survey

      Publish : Feb 07, 2011

      Source:InformationWeek News Network, February 07, 2011 Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a Nasscom initiative, unveiled the “DSCI-KPMG survey on state of data security and privacy in the Indian banking industry.” The survey report, released by G. Gopalakrishna, Executive Director... Read More

  • 2010

    • CBI, NASSCOM-DSCI signs MoU to fight Cyber Crimes

      Publish : Nov 23, 2010

      The CBI on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) with a view to seek expert services from the latter in managing the newer challenges in cyber crimes and updating the officials with the latest technology. The... Read More

    • Cyber Crimes are on the Rise

      Publish : Oct 27, 2010

      The head of Karnataka CID, which investigates all cyber crimes in the entire state, talks about the spurt in e-crimes in the IT hub Source: Hindustan Times Date: 27th October 2010

    • China hitting India via Net worm?

      Publish : Oct 11, 2010
    • Why cyber security is crucial for government?

      Publish : Oct 04, 2010
    • Regulating the Net: India and America

      Publish : Sep 30, 2010
    • Found in a lost database?

      Publish : Sep 02, 2010
    • NASSCOM sets up cyber lab in Hyderabad

      Publish : Aug 29, 2010
    • DSCI framework implementation methodology: An up-close look

      Publish : Aug 20, 2010
    • Chennai: New cyber lab to train state police

      Publish : Jul 29, 2010

    • S'pore data protection law still under review

      Publish : Jul 08, 2010
    • What India Sorely Needs: Cyber Forensic Experts

      Publish : Jul 03, 2010

      CSO Forum, 03 July 2014 Most security professionals across Indian enterprises echo a similar sentiment—that it is difficult to find trained and certified cyber forensic professionals in India. Most agree that fraud or any security incidents require forensic investigation and evidence... Read More

    • Report Calls for International Coordination on Cybersecurity

      Publish : Jun 16, 2010

    • DSCI to implement data security practices in IT/BPO firms soon

      Publish : Mar 17, 2010