Infopercept announced the technology transfer of the Operational Technology Intrusion Detection System (OT IDS) in collaboration with SASTRA, a deemed university. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Dr. Shankar Sriram V. S. of SASTRA Deemed University, Thanjavur and Infopercept Consulting Pvt Ltd on the occasion of National Engineer’s Day, marking a significant step in the transfer of OT IDS technology.
An OT IDS is a specialized cybersecurity capability designed to safeguard industrial and critical infrastructure systems by continuously monitoring, detecting, and responding to potential threats and intrusions. It plays a vital role in maintaining the reliability and security of essential operations in sectors such as power, energy, manufacturing, Automobiles, Pharmaceuticals and transportation.
Dr. Shankar has developed the OT IDS technology indigenously to safeguard critical infrastructures worldwide. This OT IDS project was funded by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India with the aim of further building up a globally recognized OT security product from India for India and the rest of the world.
With this base capability, Infopercept will further enhance OT IDS ecosystem to increase its global market acceptance. Additionally, the company will work on refining its go-to-market strategy and execution.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Shankar said, “The operational technology and OT security product space are currently dominated by Western countries. The objective behind developing this technology was to create a product from India that caters to the world. ‘Make in India’ in the OT space is not just a point of pride, but also makes business sense to have OT security products made in India for Indian OT systems. The way critical infrastructure functions in India differs from the rest of the world, and any technology proven in India can be trusted globally. We are indebted to MeitY for not only funding this project but also guiding throughout the journey of this project from research to collaboration for productization”
Regarding the technology transfer, he added, “Infopercept has already successfully created globally accepted cybersecurity products from India. As an Industry partner, they were the best fit to build-up the technology forward, market it, and implement it in both the Indian and global critical infrastructure sectors.”
On this momentous occasion of signing the MOU on National Engineers Day Mr. Jaydeep Ruparelia CEO and Founder, Infopercept said "Infopercept's vision is to establish a comprehensive global IP-led managed security services company based in India. Over the past few years, we have developed our own Invinsense platform, covering IT on-premises, cloud security, and now, with this technology transfer, we look forward to lead the OT landscape as well. We are already a part of the OT acceleration program of the National Center of Excellence (N-CoE), a Data Security Council of India (DSCI) – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) joint initiative. We are thankful to Mr Vinayak Godse, CEO of DSCI- a Nasscom initiative, Col Vineet Madan, Director, Cybersecurity Technology NCoE-DSCI, Prof. S. Vaidhyasubramaniam Vice-Chancellor and Prof. S. Swaminathan, Dean, Planning and Development- Sastra Deemed University for being the driving force and support behind the technology transfer between Sastra University and Infopercept, marking a significant leap from research to productization stage. We are extremely grateful to leaders and team of MeitY cyber security division for guiding all of us on the journey of this important milestone. We wish to build make in India OT Security Solution for national critical infrastructure of Bharat and rest of the world. We are excited to be in alignment with Dr. Shankar's innovative creation."