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Digitization of India’s SMB sector

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Cyber Securing the Digitization drive of SMBs

Capacity Building

Building Capacity, Enhancing Awareness & Protecting Interests

SMB Story of India

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. It contributes significantly in the economic and social development of the country by fostering entrepreneurship and generating largest employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost.

As per the National Sample Survey (NSS) 73rd round, conducted by National Sample Survey Office, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation during the period 2015-16, there were 633.88 lakh unincorporated non-agriculture MSMEs in the country engaged in different economic activities

SMBs Driven to the Digital Age

Key enablers and drivers


Need for online presence

Increasing need for online presence for doing business in the digital age


Network & Brand

Social media is increasingly adopted to build network and brand


Concerted Campaigns

Special drive of the Internet Companies like Google to bring the SME online


Productivity Drive

Productivity drive forcing them to adopt applications and solutions such as ERP, HRMS, Finance & Accounting, etc.


E-commerce Boom

E-commerce boom in the country. SMEs are the key beneficiaries, as the online marketplaces enhances their business prospects. It is a key driving force behind digital transition


Industrialization 4.0

Adaption to Industrialization 4.0, where SMEs are seen deploying or exploiting machine learning and automation techniques


DSCI-Lockheed Martin Cyber Security

DSCI, in collaboration with Lockheed Martin, has embarked upon the ‘Security Awareness Endeavour’ of national importance that aims to target Small & Medium Businesses (SMBs) as a key industry sector along with vocational training institutions. There are over 51 million micro, small and medium businesses present in the country contributing almost 15-20% towards the GDP of India. Currently only 5 – 6 % of these organizations have online presence but the majority of them have started the journey to be a digital organization.

  • A Learning Management System called Cyberaware was set up as content deliver infrastructure as part of this endeavour.
  • Specialized interactive Cyber Security awareness content in the form of CBTs(Computer Based Trainings), Videos & Games was created.
  • The content was disseminated and delivered to India’s SMB sector via Cyberaware portal.

DSCI-Google Internet Safety Awareness Program focussed on Small & Medium Businesses

DSCI & Google joined forces to devise and execute a Cyber Security awareness campaign for Small & Medium Businesses of the country which are in the middle of a massive digitization campaign. The endeavour was aimed at sensitizing SMBs on the imperatives of Security & privacy in the current context and measures that need to be adopted in order to improve Cyber Security posture of their respective organizations

  • On ground Cyber Security awareness workshops for SMBs in cities of Vadodara, Surat, Jaipur, Pune, Guwahati, Goa, Coimbatore
  • FAQ Booklet on the Indian IT Act was created and disseminated to the SMBs across the country
  • Awareness collaterals such as posters, flyers and brochures were created for easy consumption of Cyber Security & Data Protection best practices

Cyber Security Imperatives for SMBs

Drive to Digitization

Drive to digitization is not immune from cyber security threats

Online Cyber Threats

Leakage of IPR/Sensitive Information

Compromises of business applications

Compromised systems participating in illegal cyber operations

Privacy and Data Protection expectations and obligations

Social engineering attacks

Identity thefts

System and endpoint compromises

Legal requirements and compliance obligations

Reputation damages on online and social media

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