Indian premier body on Cyber Security, Data Security Council of India (DSCI) launches its first global chapter in Singapore


Singapore, September 24, 2016: Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a premier body on cyber security launched its chapter in Singapore with the aim to encourage the exchange of information, sharing of knowledge and best practices on cyber Security.  The DSCI Singapore chapter among other things would be engaged in the following activities:

  • Building linkages with stakeholders in the government, industry, LEAs and academia
  • Establishing channels of collaborations on policy deliberation, industry development and capacity building on Security Privacy and Cybercrime investigation, among others
  • Building community to bridge cyber security skills gap between India and Singapore
  • Exploring opportunities for developing niche capabilities in cyber security product space

Delivering the inaugural address, the High Commissioner, Mrs. Vijay Thakur Singh congratulated DSCI for their endeavour in coming to Singapore.  She further added that “Cyber Security is global issue and needs attention of all stakeholders. It is essential that countries become partners to address this issue collaboratively. In the light of recent affirmative steps by both the countries in strengthening bilateral co-operation and exchange of dialogue on issue of cyber security, it will be productive for leaders like DSCI to work with stakeholders on cyber security domain. Opportunities for this are many between India and Singapore.

Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI said “The formation of this chapter will be instrumental in building strong linkages between India and Singapore in the area of Cyber Security. We are working with governments across the globe to charter the way forward to address the issues in the cyber space, including the cross border data flows, Internet governance, privacy and others. I am confident the chapter will act as a catalyst for growth of a strong community in the region to address the evolving cyber challenges.

On the occasion Dr. Madan Oberoi, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer presently deployed in Singapore, in his address said “In the globally interconnected society, it becomes important to engage stakeholders and share the best practices and benefit from the learnings of each other. The need of the hour is to create credible deterrence, which should be done by law enforcement agencies through successful prosecutions. DSCI Singapore chapter needs to engage different stakeholders like regulatory bodies, enforcement agencies, industry, think-tanks, Internet governance bodies, academia, research organizations and other stakeholders and encourage them to contribute to the common cause for making the cyber space safe, secure and trusted.”

Co-anchor of DSCI Singapore Chapter, Ajay Kumar, Regional Managing Director- Asia Pacific, Branch Transformation & Payments Solutions, Entrust Datacard, said “In rapidly changing digital eco-system, it’s important to engage with various stakeholders from government, financial services, academia and enterprises to share global best practices and use cases to protect trusted identities and transactions. DSCI Singapore Chapter would help to establish channels of collaborations on policy deliberation, development of the industry, exchange ideas and learning in Cyber Security space.”

DSCI has created and nurtured a network of over 4000 security and privacy professionals in India in with 12 chapters operating successfully in different cities in India. DSCI Chapters are directed by voluntary association of individuals – Anchor and Co-Anchor are appointed to conduct regular affairs.