ISAC is a public-private-partner of the Ministry of Education, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN), MeitY (The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), Government of India, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and other public sector and corporate bodies. The MoU aims to advance the cyber security capacity building and train 1,00,000 professionals for empanelment in the National Security Database (NSD) programme.
The MoU was signed on 19th December 2022 and intends to collaborate towards establishing a Cyber Security Center of Excellence (professional level with cyber-physical system lab and the virtual labs) with an aviation cyber security focus in Bengaluru and other locations in Karnataka to be part of the hub and cluster model with many other institutions like Spokes as part of the KDEM initiative. The MoU will facilitate research and development, capacity building, Faculty Development Programmes, and ISAC training programmes. It will enable the creation of next-generation cyber security leaders under the NSD Scholar and Governance Programmes. The university and ISAC will jointly develop new programmes and provide them to stakeholders under ISAC. In addition to collaborating to offer red-teaming activities and hackathons, the MoU will also help develop a culture of ethics at the workplace under the Clean Exit Platform as a part of the national ethics culture building. The collaboration will result in the making of various cybersecurity products and services. The MoU will also offer cyber security consultancy, forensic audits, and cyber security training to defence services, police organisations, security agencies, government bodies, PSUs, and corporate entities.
The MoU will act as a starting step in creating and developing a world-class infrastructure in the cybersecurity domain.