The Government of Karnataka has partnered with the Dutch government to use the latter expertise in the infotech, health tech, and cybersecurity as they have announced in a joint statement that IT will be going to play a key role for cooperation between the Netherlands and India.
Dutch companies will be going to help the Karnataka government center of excellence for the cybersecurity to augment the capabilities of the entire organization jointly. The joint efforts of the company will help in reducing the increasingly high number of cyber attacks and assessing their impact on the economies.
“The two sides have what it takes to develop an ecosystem favorable for international partnerships to address our joint needs in areas such as research and development and capacity-building, thereby creating a skilled workforce, ready to take on challenges that the future holds for us,” said Gert Heijkoop, consul-general of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in Bengaluru.
The government revealed that as companies were focusing more on containing the cyber risks, there was a significant digital talent gap in terms of the skills of cybersecurity.
Gaurav Gupta, principal secretary at the Department of IT, biotechnology, science, and technology with the government of Karnataka, said that the state had set a comprehensive plan to build a platform for cybersecurity at the center. “We are eager to work on the challenges that we are all facing in the common cyber world today,” he said.
“Cybersecurity needs a multidisciplinary approach to solve the challenges now and in the future. It also needs different stakeholders to be involved, be it businesses, scientific community or governments,” said Michel Rademaker, deputy director at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.
The government is also making various efforts to organize the Hague India Cyber Security Summer School at the Centre of Excellence for the Cyber Security in Bangalore.
The Netherlands is the most connected countries in entire Western Europe and has the world third largest internet exchange area. It has invested in enabling the country to move towards the connected area of Internet of Things based devices.