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Cyber Surakshit Bharat: MeitY to train CISOs, IT officials on cybersecurity

Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative of MeitY was conceptualised with the mission to spread awareness about cyber-crime and build capacities of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT officials, across all government departments, for ensuring adequate safety measures to combat the growing menace – Organisations need to defend their digital infrastructures and become future-ready in tackling cyber-attacks.

National e-Governance Division (NeGD), under its Capacity Building scheme, organised the 39th CISO Deep-Dive training programme from August 7th-11th 2023 with 25 participants from Central Line Ministries at Indian Institute of Public Administration in New Delhi.

The programme was inaugurated by Sh. S.N Tripathi, Director General IIPA, Smt. Savita Utreja, Scientist G (Senior Director) & Group Coordinator, Cyber Security, MeitY, Sh. Rajnish Kumar, Director-Capacity Building & Finance, NeGD, MeitY and Sh. Vinod Kumar Chouhan, Scientist E, Cyber Security, MeitY and Prof. Charru Malhotra, Course Coordinator, IIPA.

The purpose of the program is to spread awareness, build capacity as well as enable Government departments on steps that need to be taken to create a cyber resilient eco system. This programme aims to sensitise and orient participants on cyber safety and security in taking Digital India programme forward for integrated delivery of various Govt. services to citizens, present a holistic information and knowledge and understanding about cyber security, spreading awareness, build capacities as well as enable government departments to look after their cyber hygiene, safety and security.

Launched in 2018, the CISO training is the first-of-its-kind of partnership between the Government and industry consortium under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model. Since June 2018 until August 2023, NeGD has efficaciously conducted 39 batches of CISO deep-dive training programmes for over 1,489 CISOs and frontline IT officials.

CT Bureau

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