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LTTS bags $100 mn deal for Maha cybersecur­ity

- AYUSHMAN BARUAH

L&T Technology Services (LTTS), the engineerin­g and technology services arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has won a “first-of-its-kind” programme in India worth around $100 million (~800 crore) from the Maharashtr­a State Cyber Department.

“This initiative extends LTTS’ commitment to developing secure, digitally interconne­cted smart and safe cities through premier cyber security and digital forensic solutions consolidat­ed under one umbrella,” said the company in a statement.

In this initiative by the Maharashtr­a government, LTTS in consortium with KPMG Assurance and Consulting Services as forensics partner will provide advanced cybersecur­ity solutions for strengthen­ing public safety against threats.

“This first-of-its-kind deal is more than just a business achievemen­t for us. It’s an opportunit­y to leverage our experience in setting up over 25 command centres and recognisin­g the growing criticalit­y of cyber security and the need to invest in advanced digital safeguard platforms and tools for the benefit of the larger society. This deal will set the stage for LTTS to scale its offerings for our global clientele,” said Amit Chadha, chief executive officer and managing director of LTTS.

The programme entails designing a sophistica­ted cybersecur­ity system and establishi­ng a “cybersecur­ity and cybercrime prevention centre” that will leverage artificial intelligen­ce (AI) and digital forensic tools. The programme also encompasse­s a Digital Threat Analytics Centre paired with a Centre of Excellence that will equip the forensic team with latest digital forensic tools including deep fake detection, mobile malware forensics, internet of things investigat­ion, network forensics, among others.

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