For the first time, the Ministry of Home Affairs has organized a two-week course on cybercrime in order to provide detailed information on its prevalence.
Sources say names have been sought from different districts for the first batch which will begin in the second week of January. He added that the judicial officials will attend the course – prepared with the help of researchers and experts – at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).
An official said that the idea of starting this program is to provide information about cyber crime and financial fraud to the judicial authorities so that they understand the practicalities as well as the techniques. This, in turn, would help the system become more robust, faster and more efficient, the official said.
The Cybercrime Coordination Center (I4C) of the department identifies research challenges/needs of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA)s and undertakes R&D activities to develop new technologies and investigative tools in collaboration with academia/research institutions within India and abroad.
It also aims to prevent the misuse of cyber space to advance the cause of terrorist groups and recommends amendments, if necessary, in cyber laws to keep pace with changing technology. In addition to this, the department coordinates all activities related to the implementation of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) on cyber crimes with other countries in consultation with the relevant MHA officer.
IIPA was chosen for this course as it offers similar training to government officials.
“The need for all civil servants to be aware of cyber attacks has become more important in the face of cyber attacks, digital disruption, the proliferation of smart cities and advances in the AI/ML domain. This training would help them understand cyber vulnerabilities and develop related solutions – from an individual as well as an organizational perspective. This journey interesting, specialized cyber that goes modular from level-zero to the present times and prepares students to be free in the future,” said the school summarizing one such course given to senior and mid-level managers, newly registered CISOs and researchers among others.
IIPA also offers a course on Cyber Security and Strategy in which professors teach about cyber threats related to Malware, Dark Web, Network Security, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Financial Fraud.
“Cyber security risks are increasing, driven by global cooperation and the use of cloud services to protect sensitive data and personal information. The poor selection of security services combined with the increasing sophistication of cyber criminals means the risk that your organization suffers from successful cyber attacks or data breaches are increasing, “IPA said.
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