Cyber security centre of excellence CSCx

Cybersecurity is a cornerstone in the modern digital landscape, a sector of growing importance and opportunity. Recognizing this, SLASSCOM has established the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence (CSCx). Our primary aim is to make Sri Lanka a recognized global hub for cybersecurity solutions. ​

We are committed to driving innovation, fostering talent, and enabling an ecosystem that meets global standards in cybersecurity. By uniting industry experts, educational institutions, and startups, we aim to cultivate a collaborative environment. This synergy is designed to accelerate the growth of the cybersecurity sector, ultimately benefiting both the local and global communities.​

Objectives and initiatives

Objectives and initiatives. The Women Technopreneurs forum is connected to the SLASSCOM key target which is growing the IT/BPM industry to generate revenue of USD 5 billion in exports while creating 200,000 highly skilled workforce and facilitating 1,000 startups by 2025. To achieve these goals, SLASSCOM has ‘forums and accelerators’ which are sub-groups who will take up the hands-on efforts which will help us succeed delivering the required outcome. Specifically, In order to achieve the goal of 1,000 startups by 2025, there is a requirement to harness the potential of female tech entrepreneurs.

Impact to be created by the forum

Market Access

Facilitate the entry of local cybersecurity services and products into global markets.​

Capacity

Build and improve the professional skillset needed for a vibrant cybersecurity industry.

Start-ups

Create an environment that encourages the growth and scalability of cybersecurity startups.​

Ecosystem

Establish a robust network of service providers, startups, and educational institutions focused on cybersecurity.​

Research & Development

Encourage research and development activities that contribute to cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions.​

Brand Positioning

Strengthen the national brand by consistently delivering high-quality cybersecurity products and services.​

Leadership

Thothathri Vikuntam
CSCx Board Lead
HCL Technologies​ Centre Head & Resident Director​
Dhaminda Siriwardena​
CSCx Lead
Zone24x7​ Head of Engineering & Services​
Sheran Dunlas
CSCx Program Manager
SLASSCOM Corp Office​ Manager – Forums​

Collaboration partners

In the spotlight...

Upcoming Events

Activities & Bulletin

Collaboration between SLASSCOM CSCX and (ISC)² Colombo Chapter: Strengthening The Cybersecurity Ecosystem In Sri Lanka
27 February 2023
SLASSCOM events
Partnerships
SLASSCOM and International Finance Corporation Holds The Inaugural Women In Tech Conference 2023
23 February 2023
SLASSCOM events
Women Technopreneurs