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Tech Mahindra teams up with DSCI to drive cybersecurity innovation in India

Tech Mahindra teams up with DSCI to drive cybersecurity innovation in India
Photo Credit: Reuters
30 Sep, 2021

IT major Tech Mahindra has partnered with Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, part of Data Security Council of India (CCoE-DSCI) to recognise startups that can eventually help provide cybersecurity solutions to the former's enterprise security and risk management customers. At least ten startups were shortlisted on Tech Mahindra’s cyber security innovation day which was held on Thursday. However, the names of these startups were not disclosed.  

“With cyber threats becoming a cause of concern in this digitally-driven environment, cybersecurity has become a mandate for organisations across sectors. This ‘innovation day’ with CCoE-DSCI, our aim is to further fuel the cybersecurity innovation ecosystem,” Rajesh Dhuddu, blockchain and cybersecurity practice leader - APAC and EMEA, Tech Mahindra, said.

The selected startups will get to work together with Tech Mahindra to create concepts and solutions for the company's customers globally.

The event saw the ten startups presenting their solutions to Tech Mahindra’s CXOs and CCoE-DSCI officials.

The shortlisted startups will be allowed to present their solution to Tech Mahindra’s Chief Information Security Officer Customer Advisory Board (CISO CAB).

“On this innovation day, we are excited to partner with Tech Mahindra to showcase the cybersecurity startups incubated with our CCoE and explore possible collaborations for co-creation, global market access, and scaling,” Sriram Birudavolu, CEO, Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, DSCI, Hyderabad, said.

A joint initiative of the Telangana government and DSCI, the cybersecurity centre of excellence is located in Hyderabad and works on cybersecurity and privacy practices.