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The Ministry of Electronics and IT is conducting a six-day Deep Dive Training program.
What is a Deep Dive Training program?
Launched by: National e-Governance Division, Ministry of Electronics and IT under the Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative.
Purpose: It is a six day training programme that aims to create awareness around cyber security and develop an empowered and strong cyber ecosystem in Government organisations in India.
Coverage: It is a training program for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT officials from various Ministries & Departments, Government & Semi-Government organisations from Central and State Governments, PSUs, banks, among others.
Significance: This type of training empowers them to secure their organisations from cyber threats and for smooth delivery of e-Gov services and functioning of production units.
What is the Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative?
Launched by: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in 2018.
Aim: To spread awareness about cybercrime and build capacity for safety measures for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff across all government departments.
Principles: The initiative 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.
Significance: It is the first of its kind public-private partnership that leverages the expertise of the IT industry in cybersecurity along with MeitY’s organisations such as CDAC, CERT-In, NIC and STQC as the knowledge partners.
Source: This post is based on the article “MeitY organises 24th CISO Deep Dive Training program under Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative” published in PIB on 24th Nov 2021.