Lockheed, DSCI launch cyber educational portal

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New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and Lockheed Martin on Thursday jointly launched an online cyber security education portal, CyberAware.

“The portal is part of a joint DSCI-Lockheed Martin initiative to increase cyber security awareness of small and medium businesses(SMB), vocational training institutes and their workforce. The goal is to create more cyber security aware cultures within their organisations,” a release said.

Speaking on the occasion, DSCI CEO Rama Vedashree said: “CyberAware is an educational portal, a key pillar to the DSCI-Lockheed Martin joint awareness programme and an effort to empower the workforce of SMBs and industrial training institutes for a safe and a secure online presence.”

“The response received by stakeholders has been heartening. We now look forward to scaling it up to pan-India level and intend to disseminate the rich content to all those who are focusing on digitisation in a big way,” she added.

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Data Security Council of India (DSCI) is a premier industry body on data protection in India, established by National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom).

“The Lockheed Martin and DSCI partnership has reached a strategic milestone. CyberAware could be extremely beneficial in heightening cyber security awareness for small and medium-sized businesses.The time is ripe for a national-focused cyber awareness effort and cyber security education platform,” said Phil Shaw, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin India.

Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company headquartered at Maryland in the US,

The portal and its content were unveiled during the Nasscom-DSCI Annual Information Security Summit (AISS) 2016.

AISS is the DSCI’s largest annual conference.

This was the 11th edition of this summit, held on December 14-15 in Gurugram.

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