IIT Kanpur's Cybersecurity wing inks MoU with Tata Advance Systems for collaborative research
In the present scenario of rapidly surging cyber threats including data breaches, security hacking, ransomware, phishing, deepfake frauds and malicious AI risks, the need for the strengthening of cybersecurity systems becomes a vital necessity.
This further calls for a collective effort, not only from policymakers of India but also from leading tech institutions and private entities.
In a similar effort, IIT Kanpur's cybersecurity technology innovation hub, C3iHub and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TACL) which is the esteemed strategic Aerospace and Defense arm of the TATA Group, have now joined hands for collaborative research.
More about the C3iHub and TASL partnership
The MoU was signed recently by Dr. Tanima Hajra, Chief Operating Officer (COO), C3iHub and Suresh Baroth, Head - Weapons, Sensors & Security of TASL.
The partnership between the two esteemed parties is focused on making advancements in the field of cybersecurity through collaborative research, innovation and development. The goal of this collaboration is to leverage the expertise and resources of both parties to develop cutting-edge solutions that address the evolving challenges of cybersecurity.
An effort towards making India's defence ecosystem Cyberproof and Cybersecure
Recent technical advancements have led to an increase in cyber threats, including the use of advanced methods such as AI in cyber attacks. In India, where people are unaware of internet-related risks, strengthening cybersecurity is crucial. Government websites, internet-operated accounts, public portals and defense websites are all susceptible to cyber threats.
In the past, TASL made various weapon systems for Indian Armed Forces. Furthermore, the Tata venture aims to make India's defence ecosystem Cyberproof and Cybersecure.
Through the collaboration, C3iHub and TASL will collectively work to harness their capabilities, insights, and assets to tackle the emerging cyber risks in the defence domain.