Securing The Web: IIT Kharagpur Wins Nasscom’s DSCI Excellence Award For Its Cybersecurity EducationIIT Kharagpur wins the DSCI Excellence Award 2018 (Twitter/IITKgp)

Data Security Council of India, a body set up in order to protect data by NASSCOM has awarded IIT Kharagpur the DSCI Excellence Award 2018 for cyber security education.

IIT-KGP was awarded for its work in cryptography, network and hardware security.

Press Trust of India quoted Director Prof P P Chakrabarti of IIT-KGP as saying “Our research and coursework in cyber security, network security and cryptography are targeted towards delivering the necessary technologies and also creating leaders in research, industry and governance who would bring forward such transformation in India which is undergoing the digital revolution right now as we talk.”

Across several areas in artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT) security, IIT-KGP has been making excellent progress, setting an example for the other institutes to follow.

Besides this, the department of engineering and computer science has been making strides in their field and have been awarded on numerous occasions.

Some of the ventures include developing lightweight protocols that authenticates the IoT nodes, reverse engineering for IC, trojan detection to name a few. Some of the projects have been funded by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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