December 28, 2016

Cisco to set up cyber-security team in India

The company will partner with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to enhance cyber-security

Earlier this month, Cisco signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) for cyber-security co-operation.

Under the MoU, the company says that it will team up with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to establish a threat intelligence sharing program wherein Cisco and CERT-In will work together to address cyber-security threats and incidents and learn new approaches to enhance cyber-security.

Dinesh Malkani, President – Sales, Cicso India and SAARC, said:

Cyber security challenges are definitely a reality. Number of attacks are happening globally is increasing significantly – whether it is on a device or data centre. In fact, 90 million cyber attacks have been observed annually.

It is a global challenge that is been faced and around $575 billion are spent annually, which is clearly not a small amount.

Cisco says that it has been working to protect its customers’ devices globally and protects around two lakh networks daily. As part of the exercise in India, Malkani said Cisco will help enhance the security of digital infrastructure and speed up digitalization in India.

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