Thursday, November 9, 2023

IIIT-Bangalore And Toshiba Software Sign MoU For Research On “Zero Touch Security In Network For 5G And Beyond Systems”

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B) recently announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Toshiba Software (India) Private Limited (TSIP) to support the research project on “Zero Touch Security in Network for 5G and Beyond Systems”. A Zero Touch Network (ZTN) would help make the emerging digital society a safe place by having near-zero human intervention as well as meeting real time and dynamic requirements from different user applications which use virtualized network functions.

As a part of its CSR initiative, TSIP has funded 33,00,000 INR per year for the research project spanned across two academic years from 2023-2025. The MoU was signed by Commodore SR Sridhar (Retd), Registrar, IIIT-B and Mr. Ramdas Baliga, Managing Director, TSIP, in the presence of Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-B. The project will be led by principal investigator, Prof. Jyotsana Bapat, IIIT-B with a team of experts executing it.

Management of ever-increasing complexity of 5G and beyond networks mandates automation of their functions. “In addition to academics, research plays a crucial role at IIIT-B and we have achieved significant breakthroughs in the realms of 5G and 6G. As the evolution of telecommunications and internet capabilities through wireless technologies continues to expand, we are pleased to collaborate with Toshiba on research focused on Zero Touch Security in Zero Touch Networks for 5G and beyond systems,” said Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-Bangalore.

“TSIP strongly encourages industry-academia collaborations. The sphere of academia brings value in terms of knowledge, research, talent, resources, and innovation. These capabilities combined with the right mentoring bring about diverse range of perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving. This diversity of thought can lead to creative solutions and novel approaches to industry challenges. Toshiba’s expertise in 5G technology domain and TSIP’s vision of empowering digital agility across and beyond cyber physical systems fit perfectly into the scope of this research project. Through this collaboration, we intend to generate a positive impact and bringing value to the community”, said Mr. Ramdas Baliga, Managing Director, TSIP.

Advancement of telecommunications and internet enabled with wireless technologies, have made a huge socio-economic impact over the last few decades. Maintaining good security hygiene is a challenge anywhere in the world.

The outcomes of the project shall contribute to society and make the future networks secure with robustness so that the billions of users can seamlessly use the trusted services. By partnering with IIIT-B, TSIP aims to provide students with real-world contexts for their studies and fostering responsible and sustainable business practices.

About IIIT-Bangalore

IIIT-Bangalore is a premier institute focused on Post-Graduate IT education and research, located in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore. IIIT-Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2022, IIIT-B has secured 74th ranking. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT-Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, eminently qualified faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations.

The institute’s specially designed courses make the students cognitive of the current technologies. Experiential learning and practices followed in the institute equip them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. IIIT-Bangalore has consistently achieved excellent placement records every year since its establishment in 1998, thanks to the unwavering support of the industry and the expanding pool of highly skilled alumni.

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About Toshiba Software (India) Private Limited

Toshiba Software India Private Limited (TSIP) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Group, headquartered in Bengaluru with a development center in Pune. Since its inception in the year 2002, TSIP has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge technologies and providing innovative software solutions. 

TSIP envisions to evolve into a Digitally Agile Centre of Excellence. As a CMMI Level 5 and ISO 27001 certified company, TSIP has been growing with the results of strategic planning and execution of projects with a vision to contributing greater value towards the parent company Toshiba Corporation, Japan. 

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