Tech Mahindra partners IIT-Kanpur for joint research in cybersecurity

Tech Mahindra partners IIT-Kanpur for joint research in cybersecurity
10 Jun, 2019

Pune-based information technology (IT) firm Tech Mahindra Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, for joint research in cybersecurity.

Under the partnership, the company will bring industry exposure to the students of IIT-Kanpur. Tech Mahindra will be working closely with IIT-Kanpur on research projects to develop and foster an environment to deal with automation in cybersecurity and to enhance digital resilience of critical national infrastructure.

“Through our partnership with IIT-Kanpur, we aim to collaborate and co-create superior research-based solutions in cybersecurity. Our global experience of securing enterprise and telecom customers provides a great opportunity to build customised cybersecurity products in the space of advanced threat management, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, connected devices and securing Internet of Everything in our digital world,” said Rajiv Singh, global head of cybersecurity at Tech Mahindra.

As part of the research, Tech Mahindra will share real-world challenges in cybersecurity with IIT Kanpur teams to find suitable solutions, the company added.

"We hope this joint research and development activity can become a model for academia-industry partnership in the country," said Sandeep K Shukla, head of the department of computer science and engineering, joint coordinator, C3I Center, IIT Kanpur.

As part of TechMNxt charter, the IT firm is betting big on next-generation technologies like cybersecurity to solve real business problems through its aggressive re-skilling and research programmes, plans to develop internal capabilities to handle cybersecurity solutions and expand its forte in the segment further, the company said.

Last week, software services firm Tech Mahindra had opened a technology centre in the United States, the company had said in a statement. The new centre in Missouri will leverage new-generation technologies, apart from creating local employment opportunities, it said.

In the last week of May, the company had also said that they are deepening association with networking giant Cisco to drive outcomes around automation, analytics, and security.

Also, in May, the IT services firm had said that it is partnering US-based fintech company Strands to provide an integrated suite of secure and customised banking solutions to financial institutions globally as part of its TechMNxt charter.