Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has announced the appointment of Vinayak Godse as the new CEO effective October 1, 2022.
Godse takes on the position from his previous role as senior vice president, succeeding incumbent Rama Vedashree, who led DSCI as the CEO from June 2016 till September 2022.
Godse has been associated with DSCI since its inception in 2008. He also leads the National Centre of Excellence (NCoE) for cybersecurity technology and entrepreneurship, a joint initiative of DSCI and ministry of electronics & information technology. He has over 27 years of experience in information security, IT transformation, intelligent networking and telecom infrastructure.
“Over the years, DSCI has positioned itself as the key industry body in data protection and cyber security. As DSCI enters in its fifteenth year, I am confident that Vinayak’s rich experience will enable DSCI to formulate strategies and cyber priorities for the industry and the country. I would also like to thank Rama Vedashree, former CEO, for her contributions in the last six plus years to establish DSCI as a distinguished body in the security and privacy sphere,” said Rajendra S Pawar, chairman DSCI and chairman & co-founder, NIIT Group.
“Cyber security and privacy have come to a critical level, driving national level discourses while creating immense opportunities. DSCI would orchestrate innovation, capabilities and contribute towards India’s cyber preparedness, and be the driving force ensuring secure and privacy assured digital transformation. I look forward to work closely with the industry, security leaders, community, researchers, start-ups, and government bodies to strengthen India's position in the global cyberspace,” added Godse.
DSCI is a not-for-profit, industry body on data protection in India, setup by NASSCOM, committed towards making the cyberspace safe, secure and trusted by establishing best practices, standards and initiatives in cyber security and privacy.
DSCI works together with the government and their agencies, law enforcement agencies, industry sectors including IT-BPM, BFSI, CII, telecom, industry associations, data protection authorities and think tanks for public advocacy, thought leadership, capacity building and outreach initiatives.