Some of the biggest data breaches of all time were reported in the last year alone. The rapid adoption and proliferation of APIs have created challenges in approaching the data security challenge. Since developers struggle to integrate security in the early stage of the development lifecycle, there is a need for expert help. Experts believe that this demand for cybersecurity and privacy professionals will rise post-COVID scenario.
Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said, “We have joined hands with DSCI (the Data Security Council of India) in establishing a National Centre of Excellence to accelerate innovation and make India an attractive cybersecurity market. Currently, all focus lies on COVID-19 management and innovation challenges are running to help us tackle the pandemic but all this will possibly transform into something larger, and we should never waste a crisis but take it as an opportunity.”
The Corona pandemic has forced companies to work remotely. As the pandemic settles, companies are going to accelerate digitisation. Even the traditional sectors like education, hospitals will go digital.
As India goes online, it will have to gear up to become a hub for cybersecurity. Rama Vedashree, CEO of DSCI said, “As India gears up to become a hub for cybersecurity, investment becomes the game-changer to nurture startups. We have seen an uptick in cybersecurity patent filing and grants in India which proves the growing innovation ecosystem in our country. As Big Data, AI, Cloud and other deep tech emerges, cybersecurity serves as a foundational tech across all technologies and for that, we need a spurt in innovation and investment.”