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Centre working on introducing cyber security in CBSE school curriculum: MeitY official

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The Centre is working to introduce cyber in the school curriculum to educate students about the threats in the digital world, a top from and (MeitY) said at an event.

We are already working on a project whereby we have created content for CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) schools and we are closely interacting with (MHRD), we have already prepared the content and given it to them, said Mr Vinod K Chauhan, 'C', Cyber Group, MeitY.

He also said that MeitY was in process of notifying a policy for public procurement preference to Make in to promote domestic cyber industry. We will come up with a list of which will be procured through government procurement and before notifying those we will go through with all testing and necessary specifications for those tools.

Mr Jagmohan Veerbhan, COO, Shreetron Ltd., Department of IT & Electronics, Government of (UP) informed that UP government is designing a state-specific cyber security policy.

Ltd. has entered into a partnership with Gujarat-based and for imparting cyber security training and awareness, said Mr Jagmohan. The policy is in the drafting phase.

He also said that has further technical collaboration with based has set up center of excellence named 'Skilltron' at their for imparting the skilling programs.

He added that was very serious to impart cyber security training to cops and senior level officers in the police department.

Stressing upon the need for promoting awareness about cyber security, Mr Prem K. Gautam, IPS, of Police, CBI said, People have to be made more and more aware of pitfalls of technology and even cutting-edge police officials are required to be made aware of various

He added, If we follow a three-pronged strategy of educate, empower and eradicate, we can fight the war against and win it.

Mr Gautam further said that there is need to empower all stakeholders be it law enforcement, judiciary, private sector, academia, researchers and others through joint efforts.

Renowned cyber security expert, Mr in his address at the event said, There is an urgent need to harness the capacity building of youth in cyber security in collaboration with industry and academia, understanding of basics Cyber Laws to every Individual to be a Law Abiding digital citizens and and to provide us a Safer Digital India.

He added, Industry and academia must collaborate and have Cyber Research Centres in University to enable student to expose to latest development with future skills like AI /and Blockchain.

Mr Tandon further said that research labs must be set up across the country which can assist to solve

Ms Meenu Chandra, senior attorney, said, One of the biggest threats IT users face today is tech support fraud.

While enforcement authorities are cracking down scamsters, the scale and scope of tech support fraud requires an all-hands-on-deck approach.

(DCU) leverages our global team to investigate fraud and combat around the globe, including in India. The DCU is combatting cybercrime by (1) using a data-driven approach to investigate and refer cases to as appropriate, (2) strengthening our technology to better protect consumers from various fraudulent tactics, and (3) educating them about how to stay safe online, said Ms Chandra.

We have trained more than 385 officers and over 400 prosecutors in India on cybercrime in the past year, she added. We are currently playing a key role in the government's Cyber Surakshit Bharat program, and remain committed partnering the government in fighting this menace.

Mr Ashutosh Chadha, group director, Affairs Public Policy, India and an member said, Recent industry research shows that Indian enterprises are at the forefront in recognizing AI as a disruptive force and are fast adopting (AI) to reinvent their business models. This, combined with the government's vision that AI should be 'Made in India' and 'Made to Work for India', we believe we have the opportunity to emerge as a leading force worldwide in IT innovation.

He also said, AI systems that concern people will need data about people to function, and in a data-pervasive world, security and privacy will be of supreme importance. At Microsoft, trust and cybersecurity are our no. 1 priority and we have been working closely the industry and government bodies relentlessly towards this. We are committed to MeitY's Cyber Surakshit Bharat Program, which is a significant initiative towards increasing awareness and building capacity among CISOs and frontline IT users in the public sector.

ASSOCHAM's Cybersuraksha Youth Awareness Campaign is the next logical step in this and aims to make cyber-hygiene a habit among the country's youth and we are extremely proud to support it, he further said.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 08:36 IST