With the recent increase in cybercrimes and frauds, Ministry of Electronics and IT department have launched Cybercrime Surakshit Bharat Initiative in order to strengthen cybersecurity practices and create more awareness among the people and the government. Aiming to aware of cybercrime and to increase the capacity of safety measures for Chief Information Security Officers and frontline IT staff across all government departments. This has been founded by the leading IT companies Microsoft, Intel, WIPRO, Redhat and Dimension Data for the initiative, the first public-private of its kind. The knowledge partners are Cert-In, NIC, NASSCOM, and the FIDO Alliance, CISCO, and consultancy firms Deloitte and EY.
The initiative is to introduce an awareness programme on the importance of cyber safety along with a series of workshops on best practices and enablement of the officials with cybersecurity health toolkits to manage the cyber threats. It will conduct series of training programmes across the country in the next six months. It will be attended by CISOs and technical officials from government, state governments and UTs, PSBs, PSUs and defense forces, defense PSUs and technical arms of Air Force, Army, and Navy.
KJ Alphons, Honourable Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology and Tourism, commenting on the launch said that the need was high. The best brains in both the government and corporate sector must come together to ensure the safety of cyberspace. In order to keep our confidential information protected, there is an urgent need to make sure the documentation and data is safe within our system.