AMTRON signs a tripartite memorandum of understanding for the establishment of a center of excellence in strategic cyber intelligence at Tech City

Assam Electronics Development Corporation Limited (AMTRON) signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with Mastercard Asia / Pacific Pte Ltd. and I-Sec Security Services Pvt. Ltd for the establishment of a strategic center of excellence in cyber intelligence in Tech City, Guwahati.

The Cyber ​​COE is intended to provide intelligence services to the Indian government, Indian state governments, public sector companies (“PSUs”) in India and Indian companies, against the ever-changing cybersecurity threat landscape. and rapidly evolving.

Assam Minister of Information Technology Keshab Mahanta and AMTRON Chairman RN Kalita attended the occasion.

Nikhil Sahni, Division President, South Asia and Country Business Manager, India, Mastercard, said, “We are already providing value-added services to various clients in India and overseas, using customer analysis. big data for fraud mitigation, authentication, tokenization, cybersecurity, intelligence and data analytics solutions. We also offer proprietary data-driven analytics, consulting and marketing solutions to help entrepreneurs optimize, streamline and grow their businesses, as well as deliver value to consumers. Mastercard helps them navigate new terrains, such as GDPR, PSD2 and Open Banking, as well as emerging cybersecurity threats. With our vast experience and Cyber ​​related product offerings, we look forward to supporting AMTRON with relevant Cyber ​​COE training and knowledge.

“The cyber risk landscape is very uneven in terms of the cost of investment and the cost of attacks. With this Indo-Israeli strategic collaboration between Amtron-MasterCard and I-Sec, for the creation of a quantified cyber intelligence centered on India, we see Assam as the “key intelligence powerhouse” that will strengthen the national cyber defense mechanism. Said Amita Singh, Managing Director, I-Sec.

AMTRON Managing Director and MK Yadav said, “Over time, the scale and volume of cybersecurity threats have continued to increase. Once the preserve of IT security professionals, cybersecurity is now a challenge and concern for everyone, whether they are government organizations, financial institutions or businesses. With this rapprochement, we plan to respond to key areas of cyberthreats and improve the overall cybersecurity of the state in particular and the nation as a whole. ”

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