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