IIT-Kanpur, Centre for Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure (IIT-K-CSC) and New York University Tandon School of Engineering-Centre for Cyber Security (NYU-CCS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build their cyber security capabilitiesand to increase cooperation in research and innovation. The MoU has been signed for a period of seven years and may be extended after review.
The MoU states that both the centres will strive to become the most important centres for research, education, public awareness and national service, and for securing and defending their national critical infrastructures from cyber attacks and electronic warfare.
The information cell of IIT-Kanpur sais that as per the agreement, the two centres will facilitate bilateral academic scientific relationships and develop cooperative research and teaching projects in selected fields such as mechanisms for improved cyber-attack prevention, detection and mitigation, security of cyber-physical systems in sectors such as telecom and transportation and international cyber security and power.
The information cell also informed that bothe the centres have also committed to host visits of minimum of six graduate and/or PhD students and two faculty members per year for research projects.
The two centres have also agreed to organise joint research and teaching workshops and bringing together junior scholars and esteemed faculty from both the institutes.
Manindra Agrawal and Sandeep K Shukla, joint coordinators, Centre for Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructure, IIT Kanpur said that New York University's Tandon School of Engineering has a strong research programme in cyber security with multiple research centres spread across their campuses in New York and Abu Dhabi. They also offer a masters programme in cyber security and specialisation in Cyberops.
"In India we need such research programmes and curriculum in order to innovate research deliverables in cyber security space to protect Indian infrastructure and to develop manpower with expertise in cyber security product development and cyber operations", they said.