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Tech Mahindra Partners with IIT-K for Cyber Security Solutions

Tech Mahindra said the partnership would help in real world industry exposure to students of IIT-K

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A French soldier watches code lines on his computer during the International Cybersecurity forum in Lille, northern France, Jan. 23, 2018. VOA

With an aim to introduce innovative cyber security solutions and enhance digital resilience of critical national infrastructure, software major Tech Mahindra on Monday announced a partnership with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K).

Tech Mahindra said the partnership would help in real world industry exposure to students of IIT-K.

“At Tech Mahindra, our primary objective is to ensure that the customer’s business is secured against national grade threats and attacks. Through our partnership with IIT Kanpur, we aim to collaborate and co-create superior research-based solutions in cyber security,” Rajiv Singh, Global Head of Cybersecurity, Tech Mahindra, said in a statement.

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A specialist works at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va., Sept. 9, 2014. (VOA)

“Our global experience of securing enterprise and telecom customers provides a great opportunity to build customised cyber security products in the space of advanced threat management, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, connected devices and securing Internet of Everything (IoE) in our digital world,” Singh said.

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As a part of this research partnership, Tech Mahindra will share real world challenges in cyber security with IIT Kanpur teams to find suitable solution. “We are excited to partner with Tech Mahindra for building innovative solutions in the area of cyber security.” said Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT-K.

With IIT-K’s strong footing in research capabilities and critical infrastructure, “I am confident that our association with Tech Mahindra will lead to novel indigenous technology developments in cyber security,” Karandikar said. (IANS)

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Cyber-Security Project of Google Named ‘Chronicle’ Imploads in Trouble

Originally announced as an independent start up in early 2018 by Google's parent company Alphabet, Chronicle was was supposed to "revolutionise" cybersecurity

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One of the reasons why Chronicle was folded back into Google is the fact that staff compensation became a sore point. Pixabay

Cybersecurity project of Google named “Chronicle” is imploding in trouble and some employees feel its management “abandoned and betrayed” the original vision, media reports said.

Chronicle’s CEO and Chief Security Officer have already left and the Chief Technology Officer is leaving later this month while other key officials are eyeing an exit, according to the Motherboard.

In June this year, Chronicle lost its status as an independent entity when it formally joined Google to become part of its Cloud security offerings.

One of the reasons why it was folded back into Google is the fact that staff compensation became a sore point, because Google reportedly didn’t adjust Chronicle staffers’ salaries and stock packages, which were lower than those for other Google employees.

Originally announced as an independent start up in early 2018 by Google’s parent company Alphabet, Chronicle was was supposed to “revolutionise” cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity project of Google named “Chronicle” is imploding in trouble and some employees feel its management “abandoned and betrayed” the original vision. Pixabay

It was supposed to be an independent start up with its own contracts and policies — at least, that’s what CEO Stephen Gillett wrote when the business was launched.

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Employees have left because of a combination of Chronicle losing its original vision, a distant CEO, a lack of clarity about Chronicle’s future, and disappointment that the start-up has been swallowed into Google, according to interviews with five current and former employees, the Motherboard report added. (IANS)