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Protean eGov Technologies to Compete in India’s Cybersecurity Marketplace with New Spin-Off Company

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Protean eGov Technologies Limited, an Indian company that specializes in citizen-centric and population-scale e-governance solutions, has entered the cybersecurity market with the launch of its wholly owned subsidiary, Protean InfoSec Services Limited.

Protean’s spin-off company will offer “cybersecurity consulting and advisory services to organizations across sectors that need assistance in handling personally identifiable and financially sensitive information of their clients and stakeholders,” stated a news release.

Promoting a Secure Digital India

Suresh Sethi, managing director and CEO of Protean eGov Technologies Limited, explained the emphasis around the company’s entry into the cybersecurity space:

"We believe that Protean has been at the forefront of establishing public digital infrastructure at a population scale and managing large central databases while ensuring complete data privacy and security. We are now extending these core competencies through Protean InfoSec Services Ltd. to deliver advanced information security services and reinforcing the foundation for a safe and secure digital India."

Protean InfoSec Services Limited will offer a variety of cybersecurity services, including:

  • Detailed gap assessment
  • Development of effective cybersecurity strategies
  • Designing and strengthening the security architecture
  • Security assessment, audit and awareness training

The company will focus its cybersecurity offerings in the areas of:

  • Information and cybersecurity architecture
  • Governance risk compliance and data privacy
  • Information and cybersecurity tech services

Cybersecurity at Scale

Milind Mungale, managing Director and CEO of Protean InfoSec Services Limited, explained the advantages of the new cybersecurity company for Indian organizations:

"We are confident that, in rapidly evolving digital world, our information and cybersecurity services will help companies deal with various concerns associated with cyberthreats. Protean InfoSec endeavors to provide a unified and modular cybersecurity framework, which can be adopted by organizations of all size and scale. Our goal is to enhance the cybersecurity posture of the organizations who choose our services."

Protean InfoSec Services Limited will also oversee the implementation of new technologies and assist its client organizations with a roadmap for enhanced cyber safety and resilience.

Protean eGov Technologies Limited (formerly NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited) notes that it has collaborated with the Indian government in creating digital public infrastructure and developing innovative citizen centric e-governance solutions. Protean established a large pan-India network of centers to provide assisted services to the citizens who are digitally excluded.

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