GISEC 2024 (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Cyber Security)

News-CRUX-10     25th April 2024        
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Context: Recently, at the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2024 in Dubai, India's cybersecurity industry, represented by 22 companies curated by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), demonstrated its burgeoning prowess in the field.

Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC)

  • About: It stands as the foremost platform for cybersecurity professionals worldwide.
  • Converge: Top global cybersecurity firms, CISOs of major corporations spanning the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, government officials, and cyber thought leaders assemble.
  • Collaboration for Cybersecurity: The event fosters collaborative efforts to spearhead cybersecurity advancements across various industries and nations.
  • Extensive Showcase: Over 750 leading cybersecurity brands will exhibit their latest innovations at the event.
  • Global Reach: With an expected attendance of over 20,000 from more than 130 countries, the event reflects its global significance and reach.

Data Security Council of India

  • About: It is a not-for-profit industry body focused on data protection in India.
  • Formation: DSCI was set up by NASSCOM with a commitment to ensuring the safety, security, and trustworthiness of cyberspace.
  • Objective: 

o Commitment to Cybersecurity and Privacy: DSCI aims to establish best practices, standards, and initiatives in cybersecurity and privacy to achieve its objectives.

o Engagement with Stakeholders; DSCI actively engages with governments, regulatory bodies, industry sectors, associations, and think tanks for policy advocacy and capacity building.

o Capacity Building Initiatives: DSCI conducts training and certification programs for professionals and law enforcement agencies in security, privacy, and cyber forensics.

o Activities: DSCI engages stakeholders through various outreach initiatives, including events, awards, chapters, consultations, and membership programs.