Deep Dive Training Program

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    • The National e-Governance Division under the Ministry of Electronics and IT is conducting a six-day Deep Dive Training program for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT officials.

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    • The Deep Dive Training program under the Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative is aimed to prepare the CISOs and frontline IT officials to face challenges of cyber security and handle the cyber crises. 
    • 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. 
      • Experts from both Government and private sectors are attending the training program focused on topics like ISMS Standards, Mobile Security, Cyber Security products in India, data security, identity protection, cryptography, etc.
    • Aims:
      • It is aimed at creating awareness around cyber security and developing an empowered and strong cyber ecosystem in Government organisations in India.
        • India is ranked among the top 10 countries, out of 182, in cyber security posture for the year 2020, jumping from the 47th position in the year 2018 to the 10th position in 2020. 

    Cyber Surakshit Bharat Initiative 

    • It was launched in January 2018 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). 
    • It is the first public-private partnership of its kind that leverages the expertise of the IT industry in cyber security along with MeitY’s organisations such as CDAC, CERT-In, NIC and STQC as the knowledge partners in this training program.
    • It is aimed to:
      • Spread awareness about cybercrime and
      • Building capacity for safety measures for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff across all government departments.

    Source: PIB