In a bid to create awareness around cyber security and develop an empowered and strong cyber ecosystem in government organisations, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) conducted a five-day deep dive training programme.

Held at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi, the 5-day training programme was designed for designated chief information security officers (CISOs) from Central and State/UT governments, subordinate agencies/public sector undertakings (PSUs), including public sector banks and insurance companies, technical wings of police and security forces, chief technology officers (CTOs) and members of technical/PMU teams; as well as officers responsible to observe security of information technology (IT) systems in their respective organisations.

The training specifically aimed at educating and enabling CISOs to understand cyber-attacks comprehensively and thoroughly, get necessary exposure in latest technologies of safeguard, and translate the benefits of a resilient e-infrastructure to individual organizations and citizens at large. The training also focussed on providing a holistic view of legal provisions, enabling CISOs to formulate policies in the domain of cyber security and build concrete cyber crisis management plans.

Addressing the event, Abhishek Singh, president and CEO, NeGD, insisted on the need of robust cyber security conduct at an individual level, and requested all CISO participants for use of properly licensed software. He also reminded them of various government initiatives in the said domain, particularly highlighting the very responsive National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) to address potential cyber threats on critical infrastructure.