We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

IIT Kanpur inks MoU to strengthen cybersecurity solutions

The Kanpur-based Indian Institute of Technology inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading stock exchange, the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE), to collaboratively develop cybersecurity solutions and practices.

In a statement, the NSE said that its partnership with IIT-Kanpur will develop and create an environment to negotiate and deal with the current and future cybersecurity challenges in the Indian financial and capital markets ecosystem. It will also organise tools to further strengthen India’s cybersecurity framework.

IIT-Kanpur was established in 1959 and is a public engineering institution located in Uttar Pradesh. It is acknowledged as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act. It is one of the first Indian Institutes of Technology.

With IIT-Kanpur’s ongoing work in the domain of critical infrastructure and the NSE being an institution of national importance, the collaboration is expected to create cutting-edge solutions to improve cybersecurity measures for the Indian capital market ecosystem.

Funded by the Department of Science and Technology, IIT-Kanpur has established a C3I (Cyber Security and Cyber Defence of Critical Infrastructures) centre. The C3I focuses on research on cybersecurity and cyber-defence of critical infrastructure, including financial markets infrastructure.

The centre does research in areas of security assessment, vulnerability detection, cyber-threat modelling, security incident management solutions, and blockchain-based deterrent to insider attacks.

On its website, IIT-Kanpur said that now, cybersecurity is no longer only an information security problem. It is a national issue because of the growing uses of digital control and communication in the functioning of the country’s critical infrastructures.

Power grids, water and sewage systems, nuclear plants, railway signalling, air traffic monitoring, and rockets and missile management are all controlled through digital sensing and software-based regulation.

Network-based data movements from sensors to control centres, substations and load dispatch centres are examples of the need for accurate, efficient and resilient communication systems in critical infrastructures.

Nation states, terrorists, and organised criminals can launch cyber-attacks on these systems to incapacitate a nation’s infrastructure and cause large-scale blackouts, manufacturing losses, and train, air or nuclear accidents.

The C3I is India’s first research centre that aims to study, educate, train, and to spawn start-ups to create technological safeguards to protect these vital infrastructures.

Researchers at the centre assess infrastructure relationships, discover cyber vulnerabilities, develop solutions, and alert the National Cyber Coordination Centre, and other government agencies to prevent disruption in cyber systems.

The centre is building India’s first cybersecurity testbed, similar to what is available in the US. It is also training students in the field and providing them with the skill-set needed to lead India’s critical infrastructure utilities, and government agencies in the future. The centre plans to offer hands-on training to executives of utilities for better preparedness in case of cybersecurity threats.

The centre has international ties with partners from Israel, and the US to train students, improve research, facilitate technology exchange and host cybersecurity conferences and workshops.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

Send this to a friend