Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Microsoft And Symantec Eyes Upon Cyber Security Market Of India

First it was Microsoft that supported a public-private partnership (PPP)-based model to generate awareness among people in India about cyber attacks. Now it is the turn of Symantec to show its presence in India. Symantec has recently announced opening of its cyber security centre in the Chennai state of India.

This shows that Indian cyber security market is up for a grab. It is not the case that India has no such centers in the past. In fact, Perry4Law Techno Legal Base (PTLB) manages the exclusive techno legal cyber security research, development and training centre of India (CSRTCI).

With global players like Microsoft and Symantec exploring the Indian cyber security market, it is safe to assume that Indian homeland security market is going to witness a boom. This is also the reason that India and US are about to discuss the homeland security dialogue between these two countries.

While none can doubt about the utility of homeland security in India yet we must also develop an open source policy of India to strengthen Indian cyber security infrastructure. India should not spend huge amount of money on proprietary hardware and software when alternative and viable solutions are available free of cost.

At the same time India must concentrate upon strengthening its homeland security by encouraging indigenously built hardware and software. With sufficient incentives to local manufacturers, India can develop its own operating systems, anti virus software, cyber security software and hardware.

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