CYBER SURAKSHIT BHARAT INITIATIVE (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Internal Security)

News-CRUX-10     6th December 2023        
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Context: Recently, NeGD (National e-Governance Division), under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), organized the 40th Chief Information Security Officers’ Deep Dive Training Programme as part of the Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative.

oThe 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.

Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative

  • About: This initiative 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.
  • Launched: In 2018
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)
  • The CISO training is the first-of-its-kind partnership between the Government and industry consortium under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  • Objectives: To create awareness about the various cyber-attacks and crimes that take place.

oOffer a comprehensive insight into relevant solutions.

oDiscuss frameworks, guidelines, and policies pertaining to cybersecurity.

oExchange best practices to derive lessons from both successes and failures.