Tata Consultancy Services is the name of a Mumbai-based consulting firm that has been working on cyber security and cyber governance issues.
The company has a staff of about 200 people, who are responsible for managing the company’s cybersecurity strategy.
The team, which includes senior security experts, has been involved in a number of security related projects.
While they have been in the IT space for some time, it is the first time they have joined a consulting firm.
They have worked on issues such as security monitoring, vulnerability detection and mitigation and the development of cyber governance systems.
“We have been involved with security issues in a few security circles, but our main focus is in cyber governance,” said K.N. Dhar, managing director, Tata Consultancies Services.
“The work has been a lot more focused on security issues.
There have been a few issues related to the threat actors.
But the biggest challenge for us was the governance.”
The team’s approach to cyber governance is based on a five-point roadmap: protect the network, protect the customer, secure the network from malicious actors and secure the customers from malicious entities.
“It has been very important to focus on the governance,” Dhar said.
“Every project, we have to understand the stakeholders and understand what the customers are expecting from the organisation.”
A lot of the team has been with Tata Consultants since the beginning, Dhar added.
“A lot of our senior team is from the Tata Group, but the other team is made up of people from the IT sector,” he said.
One of the areas the team is focusing on is the governance of the company.
“Our role is to monitor the company, to protect the company from a wide range of threats and then to manage the company in the most efficient way,” Dshar said.
He said that the team works closely with its peers in the industry, who also work closely with the security community.
“They have to come to us and say, ‘Look, we know what you need, we can help you out’,” he said, adding that there is a lot of work on the cybersecurity side, but it is not focused on the business side.
“I am a huge believer in the governance process.
We need to have a governance process that is open and transparent,” Dhas said.
The Tata Consultations team is not alone in working on the security front.
Tata Consultation Services is also working with the Centre for Cyber Governance and Innovation (CCGI) of India to identify new cybersecurity opportunities.
The group is also collaborating with IT firm Infosys, and the government’s cyber security department to identify potential cybersecurity risks.
“All these companies and organisations have a role in the cybersecurity industry.
There is a need for more of a collaboration in that sector,” said N.K. Dube, chief technology officer of Tata Consultant Services.
He added that the group’s team is looking at the potential impact of cyber security on the Indian economy, and has also taken on the challenge of cyber attacks in the country.
“As part of the security industry, we want to look at ways in which we can be better at protecting our assets, our systems, and also how to be safer in the cyber environment,” he added.
Dhas believes that there are many issues that need to be addressed in the global cyber space, and that it is up to governments and businesses to take action.
“This is not just about security, this is about governance and how do we get there,” he concluded.