CS launches CoE for imparting cyber security training

Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta
Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar MehtaSpecial arrangement

Jammu: Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta launched the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Cyber Security established by the IT Department in collaboration with National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), J&K, on Sunday.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the CoE is slated to be a learning centre for the officers and officials of the government to know about the latest trends and techniques for ensuring important cyber security of official web portals and websites.

The chief secretary enjoined upon the IT Department to make the training mandatory for the employees of the department besides creating separate modules for imparting the basic level training to all the employees designated by the departments and a high level skill course for the technically proficient people who would look after the cyber security of government websites and its portals.

He also stressed on making best use of this centre by providing requisite training to the government workforce for the safety of all the cyber assets in view of increased risk and vulnerability.

Mehta asked them to keep upgrading the skills of the employees with advancement in technology and techniques.

Commissioner Secretary, IT, Prerna Puri during the event also apprised that the centre was taking 60 officers and officials each as first batch in Jammu and Srinagar campuses of the NIELIT for their 15-day training and capacity building programme in cyber security.

She said that more such batches were going to be given training in the centre in the days ahead to enhance the security of our websites and data available over the internet.

Puri said that the training course would cover significant topics like cyber crimes, network security, cyber hygiene, cyber forensics, mobile and end user security, web security and information security audit.

She said that at the end of the training, the trainees would be evaluated about their learning and aptitude gained during this programme.

Puri said that the successfully trained personnel would be able to protect the computer systems and networks from cyber security attacks, characterise privacy, legal and ethical issues of information security, identify vulnerabilities critical to the information assets of an organisation.

She said that they would also be able to understand the employability of security controls for confidentiality and integrity of systems and networks, propose solutions including development, modification, and execution of incident response plans, besides applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to detect cyber attack.

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