IIT Jodhpur, WhizHack Technologies inaugurate Centre of Excellence in Cyber Physical Systems Security

The CoE will create research infrastructure to develop breakthrough concepts to detect, predict, and mitigate attacks on cyber physical systems.

IIT Jodhpur, WhizHack Technologies inaugurate Centre of Excellence in Cyber Physical Systems Security IIT Jodhpur (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Jun 10, 2022 - 1:32 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur in collaboration with WhizHack Technologies Private Limited has launched a Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Cyber Physical Systems Security at the IIT Jodhpur Technology Park on June 9, 2022.

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The CoE will create research infrastructure to develop breakthrough concepts to detect, predict, and mitigate attacks on cyber physical systems. WhizHack will build use cases with key industry verticals for successful projects and develop security products for the global market. Projects related to Infrastructure, Defence, and the Government sectors will be undertaken in the future.

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“According to a 2022 Gartner study, cyber-attacks on organizations in critical infrastructure sectors rose by a dramatic 3900% between 2013 and 2020. Gartner Security and risk leaders have ranked the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems as top concerns for the next three to five years,” said an official statement from IIT Jodhpur.

The objectives of the collaboration are as follows:

  • To produce software IPs to detect, classify, and mitigate advanced cyber-attacks, including zero-day attacks on critical infrastructure in India
  • To create large scale training programs on cyber-physical systems
  • To market software products and trainings that are Made in India across the world

Commenting on the COE, Professor Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, said, "The big-gest cyber security challenge faced by India, present and future, is debilitating attacks on cyber-physical systems including Waterways, Energy, Railways, Smart City, Defence, and Telecom networks. We are researching new paradigms in cyber-physical system security, and along with WhizHack, we want to productize our research in solving the most complex prob-lems through locally-built solutions."

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According to Kaushik Ray, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO), WhizHack Technologies, "WhizHack, as India's only vertically integrated cyber security organization, has built and deployed its 'Made in India' cyber threat detection system across prominent infra-structure such as Defence, Telecom, Power, and Enterprises. It is building next-generation se-curity products to serve Indian and global markets that adopt a holistic approach in which Operational Technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial IoT, and IT security are managed in a coordinated effort, and not in silos."


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