Cyber Safe East India – Workshops on Cyber Security for MSMEs (Phase – I)

CUTS International

Established in 1983, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International) is a non-profit non-governmental organization, engaged in promoting consumer sovereignty in the framework of social justice, economic equality and environmental balance, within and across borders. It is a leading Southern voice working on three verticals: Rules-based trade; Effective regulation; and Good governance. More information is available here:

CUTS operate out of 14 Centers spread across India, Africa, South East Asia, Europe and USA. More information is available here:

CUTS Calcutta Resource Center (CUTS CRC) is leading the implementation of the alongwith CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment, and Economic Regulation (CUTS CCIER). More details available at ( and

Expected Outcomes

  • Improved capacity of MSMEs on cybersecurity and equip enterprises to adopt internet and digital tools for their businesses.
  • Contribute to the Digital India Campaign platform to address key issues of e-commerce, entrepreneurship, cyber risks, challenges and opportunities
  • Encourage and inform MSMEs to adopt best practices of cybersecurity.

Key Resource Group*


Name About Him/her (Short Biography)


Rahul Sharma Country Leader, India International Association of Privacy Professionals New Delhi, (Previously he was associated with the Data Security Council of India) India
Deepak Maheshwari Independent Consultant (He played a prominent role in public policy for various companies like Symantec / Norton, LifeLock Master Card, Microsoft and Sify) India
Ajay Data Founder & CEO and Managing Director of Data Group of Industries. India
Aditya Kumar Sinha Director & Centre Head, C-DAC Patna.  Twenty-Seven years of progressive and successful experience in providing strategic and operational leadership, worked with National Research Lab, Premier National Institute and IT organizations. India
Saket Jha Project Engineer, C-DAC Patna. Previously associated with Lingayas University, Faridabad & Naraina Vidyapeeth as Assistant Professor. India
V M Jha Director, MSME Development Institute, Patna. He was associated with different MSME Development institutes all over the country in different capacities. India
Dr. S K Sahoo Director, Ministry of MSME, Government of India. A dynamic officer who has contributed and contributing to the MSME-DI institutes in different level on a time to time basis. India
Madhukar Bhurle Assistant Director, MSME-DI, Guwahati, Assam. Helps MSME’s in their development. India
Lessie Longstreet Global Director of Outreach and Partner Engagement at Cyber Readiness Institute. Previously associated with Nisos as ProgramManager and Communication coordinator and with E3 Solutions Envision as Program Manager. United States of America
Biswajit Chakraborty Director, North-East Advisory Council, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Guwahati, Assam. A Professional involved in industry and regional economic development, in India’s northeast for over two decades. He has extensive experience of working with Government agencies, multi-lateral agencies and the private sector with a focus on public policy, investment promotion, and regional trade. India
Dr. Ferdous Ahmed Barbhuiya Associate Professor, Department of CSE and Associate Dean (Research & Development), Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati. He has completed his BE from Jorhat Engineering College under Dibrugarh University followed by MTech and PhD from IIT Guwahati. Prior to joining IIIT Guwahati, Worked as a Lead Engineer in Global Logic Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Also worked as a Scientific officer at IIT Guwahati from 2002 to 2007. Beyond academics and research, he has also active in consulting for Industry and Government. India
Mukesh Kumar Chairman, IT & ITeS and Service Sector, Bihar Industries Association. He is also the owner of an Information Technology company M/s. R.G. Software &Systems. India
Usha Jha President, Mahila Udyog Sangh, Bihar.Petals Craft founder Usha Jha’s attempts to create her own identity have led to the financial empowerment of hundreds of women and Petals Craft in patna is the place to explore for Madhubani handicrafts. India
Alok Tripathi Director, National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT). He is now Associated with Tech & Chief Controller of Examination NIELIT Head Quarters Dwarka, New Delhi as Head of Department. India

Contact Us

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For any immediate assistance related to this project, please contact Mr. Arnab Ganguly: +91 9874410391; Mr. Kapil Gupta: +91 99603 99211; Mr. Sumanta Biswas: +91 9735621680