India’s HCL Flexing its Cybersecurity Muscle (Nikkei Asia Review)


HCL Technologies, a major Indian information technology services group, is expanding its cybersecurity footprint around the globe as threats mount in an increasingly connected world.

“We are looking at some more contemporary services now, things that are very relevant from what is happening in the world today,” Swapan Johri, an HCL corporate vice president, told the Nikkei Asian Review in an interview last Thursday. “And cybersecurity underpins a lot of things that are happening in the world today.”

HCL aims to capture climbing demand by building Cyber Security Fusion Centers, which will monitor networks and IT systems nonstop. Armed with the latest technology, such as artificial intelligence, the centers will scrutinize cyberattacks upon detection, and provide consulting services to at-risk clients.

The group built its first center last year in Noida, a city not far from the company’s headquarters just outside New Delhi. Three to four more centers will be set up in other locations worldwide, including Melbourne, Australia, to provide attentive services to clients in various parts of the world.

At the same time, the group will pour resources into cybersecurity training, aiming to cultivate a cadre of experts. These in-house personnel will also be well-versed in the relevant regulations.