CRE­AT­ING AWARE­NESS

Assocham Bulletin - - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -

In the se­ries of Youth Aware­ness work­shops or­ga­nized by ASSOCHAMin Univer­si­ties in NOIDA and Gu­ru­gram, there is a need to em­power all stake­hold­ers be it Law En­force­ment, Ju­di­ciary, Pri­vate Sec­tor, Academia, Re­searchers and oth­ers through joint ef­forts for im­part­ing the youth with knowl­edge of safe prac­tices and Cy­ber se­cu­rity skill said Mr. Prem K. Gau­tam, IPS, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, CBI.

Mr. Di­pak Singh, Sr. Direc­tor, Min­istry of Elec­tron­ics and IT while ad­dress­ing the AS­SOCHAM ' Cy­ber­surak­sha Youth Aware­ness' Cam­paign held at An­sal Univer­sity in Gu­ru­gram said,"Min­istry of Elec­tron­ics & In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy (MeitY) is im­ple­ment­ing the project 'In­for­ma­tion Se­cu­rity Ed­u­ca­tion and Aware­ness' (ISEA) project with an ob­jec­tive of ca­pac­ity build­ing in the area ofin­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity, train­ing of govern­ment per­son­nel and cre­ation of mass in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity aware­ness. MeitY has also di­rected all Cen­tral govern­ment min­istriesf depart­ment, state gov­ern­mentf UTsand crit­i­cal­sec­tor to ear­mark 10% of an­nual IT bud­get to im­ple­ment cy­ber se­cu­rity".

Mr. Shamsher Singh, ACP Crime, Gu­ru­gram po­lice said the first cy­ber po­lice sta­tion of Haryana has been es­tab­lished at Gu­ru­gram where cy­ber of­fences re­lated cases are reg­is­tered. It acts as a mon­i­tor­ing hub for all kinds of on­line and techre­lated crime, said Mr. Singh. He fur­ther added that sup­port ca­pac­ity build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties b)t en­abling Ed­u­ca­tion, Train­ing and Aware­ness ac­tiv­i­ties for cre­at­ing skilled man­power and spread­ing cy­ber se­cu­rity aware­ness among of­fi­cers & pub­lic. Also en­cour­age the adop­tion of in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity best prac­tices by all en­ti­ties and Stake­hold­ers in the Govern­ment, pub­lic & pri­vate sec­tor and cit­i­zens that is con­sis­tent with in­dus­try stan­dards.

"To cre­ate a safe cy­ber so­ci­ety in Haryana, by gen­er­at­ing ad­e­quate trust and con­fi­dence in ITfICT fln­for­ma­tion process sys­tems in Haryana cy­berspace and thereby en­hance adop­tion of se­cured IT and I CT in­fras­truc­ture in all sec­tors of econ­omy", said Mr. Mu­n­ish Chan­dan, Chief In­for­ma­tion Se­cu­rity Of­fi­cer, State e-Govt. Mis­sion Team, Govern­ment of Haryana.

Mr. Chan­dan em­pha­sized for a ro­bust cy­ber se­cu­rity pol­icy frame­work for de­sign of se­cu­rity poli­cies and pro­mo­tion for en­abling ac­tions for com­pli­ance to na­tional and in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. Strengthen the reg­u­la­tory frame­work for en­sur­ing safe cy­ber ecosys­tem or safe cy­ber so­ci­ety.

"Es­tab­lish and cre­ate Haryana State CERT (HS-CERT) for ob­tain­ing strate­gic in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing in­ci­dents, threats to­wards Haryana State ITfICT in­fras­truc­ture for cre­at­ing in­ci­dent re­sponse, cri­sis man­age­ment through ef­fec­tive pre­dic­tive, pre­ven­tive, pro­tec­tive, re­sponse and re­cov­ery ac­tions and sup­port to pro­tec­tion and re­silience of state ITfICT and other crit­i­cal in­fra­struc­tures" .

Ad­dress­ing the AS­SOCHAM work­shop, Ms Meenu Chan­dra, Se­nior At­tor­ney, Mi­crosoft said "One of the big­gest threats users face to­day is tech sup­port fraud. Ac­cord­ing to a 2016global sur­vey, two out of three peo­ple have ex­pe­ri­enced a tech sup­port scam in the pre­vi­ous 12months. While en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties are crack­ing down scam­sters, the scale and scope of tech sup­port fraud re­quires an all-hands-on­deck ap­proach.

"Mi­crosoft's Dig­i­tal Crimes Unit (DCU) lever­ages our global team to in­ves­ti­gate fraud and com­bat cy­ber crime around the globe, in­clud­ing in In­dia. The DC U is com bat­ting cy ber crime by (1) Us­ing a data-driven ap­proach to in­ves­ti­gate tech sup­port fraud net­works and re­fer cases to law en­force­ment as ap­pro­pri­ate, (2)

Strength­en­ing our tech­nol­ogy to bet­ter pro­tect con­sumers from var­i­ous fraud­u­lent tac­tics,and (3) Ed­u­cat­ingthem abouthow to stay safeon­line," said Ms Chan­dra.

"We have trained more than 385law en­force­ment of­fi­cer­sand over 400pros­e­cu­tors in In­dia on cy­ber­crime in the past year," she added. "Weare cur­rently play­ing a key role in the govern­ment's Cy­berSu­rak­shit Bharat­pro­gram, and re­main com­mit­ted to part­ner with the govern­ment in fight­ing this men­ace."

Renowned cy­ber se­cu­rity ex­pert, Mr. Rakshit Tan­don 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 to pro­vide a Safer Dig­i­tal In­dia."

On March 9, 2018, in another sim­i­lar aware­ness work­shop, Mr. Vinod K. Chauhan, Sci­en­tist 'C', Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Group, MeitY while ad­dress­ing the AS­SOCHAM ' Cy­ber­surak­sha Youth Aware­ness' Cam­paign held at Sharda Univer­sity in Greater Noida, said,"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 Min­istry ofHu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment (MHRD)".

In the work­shop Mr. Prem K. Gau­tam, IPS, Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, CBI­said, "Peo­ple have to be made more and more aware of pit­falls of tech­nol­ogy and even po­lice of­fi­cial­sare re­quired to be made aware of­var­i­ous tech­nol­ogy crime types."He added, "if we fol­lowa three-pronged strat­egy of ed­u­cate, em­power and erad­i­cate, we can fight the war against cy­ber rime and will win it."

Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Group Direc­tor, Govt. Af­fairs Pub­lic Pol­icy, Mi­crosoft In­dia and a AS­SOCHAM mem­ber said, "Re­cent in­dus­try re­search shows that In­dian en­ter­prises are at the fore­front in rec­og­niz­ing AI as a dis­rup­tive force and are fast adopt­ing Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence (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 cy­ber se­cu­rity are our pri­or­ity and we have been work­ing closely with the in­dus­try and govern­ment bod­ies. 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 for the pur­pose of spread­ing the cause of Cy­ber Se­cu­rity has ini­ti­ated the Cy­ber­surak­sha Youth Aware­ness Cam­paign along with Mi­crosoft, wherein se­ries of Work­shops will be or­ga­nized in var­i­ous States aim­ing to raise aware­ness of­cy­ber se­cu­rity, pro­mote cy­ber se­cu­rity among cit­i­zens, and pro­vide up to date se­cu­rity in­for­ma­tion through ed­u­ca­tion and the shar­ing of­good prac­tices.

Mr. Ashutosh Chadha, Group Direc­tor, Govt. Af­fairs fb Mi­crosoft In­dia & Mem­ber, AS­SOCHAM, Prof B. S. p~ Chan­cel­lor Sharda Univer­sity, Ms Deepika Singh, LearD Group In­dia, Mr. Jag­mo­han Veerb­han, COO, Shree­trc I Depart­ment of IT & Elec­tron­ics, Govt. of Ut­tar Prades Ku­mar Sahoo, HOD & As­so­ciate Pro­fes­sor, Sharda Une

Mr. Di­pak Singh, Vice-Chan­cel­lor, An­sal Univer­sity, Gu­ru­gram and Se­nior Direc­tor and Sci­en­tist 'G', Min­istry of Elec­tron­ics and IT, Govern­ment of In­dia, Ms Deepika Singh, Lead PR, Zeno Group In­dia, Mr. Mu­n­ish Chan­dan, Chief In­for­ma­tion Se­cu­rity Of­fi­cer, Head of State e-Govt. Mis­sion Team, Govern­ment of Haryana, Mr. Shamsher Singh, ACP Crime, Gu­ru­gram Po­lice, Dr. Bri­jesh Ku­mar, Dean, An­sal Univer­sity

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