Interactive Session with Mr. Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communication and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State 

Members of AMCHAM’s ICT and Cyber Security Committees met with Mr. Robert L. Strayer, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber and International Communication and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State, for an interactive session on ICT and cyber security issues on November 22nd, 2017 in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the ICT Committee, Mr. Amit Sharma, Executive Vice President and President Asia, ATC India. The Chairman of the Cyber Security Committee, Mr. Deepak Maheshwari, Director – Government Affairs, India & ASEAN, Symantec Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd., was also present.

 

Mr. Strayer sought inputs from the members on ICT and cyber security which he could discuss with the Government of India. He also said that these inputs would be useful for the next ICT dialogue which would be held some time in January 2018. Issues raised by members concerned delays in announcing policies by the Indian government, data protection, PMA, procurement guidelines, security testing and public procurement in cyber security products.