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Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative to Focus on Cybersecurity

Cyber Surakshit Bharat

Cyber Surakshit Bharat

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) of India announced Friday the Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative in association with National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and industry partners at an inaugural event in Delhi.

The initiative is supposed to spread awareness about cybercrime and building capacity for safety measures for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff across all government departments.

Cyber Surakshit Bharat will be operated on the three principles of Awareness, Education, and Enablement. It will include an awareness program on the importance of cybersecurity; a series of workshops on best practices and enablement of the officials with cybersecurity health tool kits to manage and mitigate cyber threats.

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It is stated to be the first public-private partnership of its kind and will leverage the expertise of the IT industry in cybersecurity. The founding partners of the consortium are leading IT companies Microsoft, Intel, WIPRO, Redhat, and Dimension Data.

Additionally, knowledge partners include Cert-In, NIC, NASSCOM and the FIDO Alliance and premier consultancy firms Deloitte and EY.

Cyber Surakshit Bharat aims to conduct a series of training programs in the next six months across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. The audience will include CISOs and technical officials.

Photo courtesy: MeitY

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