Information security needs to be addressed at all levels, from the individual user to an organisation and beyond to that of the government and the nation. Information Security is becoming synonymous with National Security as Computer Networking, which is vulnerable to cyber attacks, forms the backbone of critical infrastructure of the country banking, power, communication network etc. It is, therefore, important to have secured Computer Systems and Networks. Also, increased focus on outsourcing of IT and other services from developed countries is bringing the issue of data security to the fore.
Information Security is an emerging area. At present there are not many Information security professionals in the country. Also, the Information Security awareness level is low in the country. This necessitates development of specialized manpower, both at high and low ends. Accordingly, Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) Project was formulated and launched in March 2005 to be implemented over a period of five years (2005-2010).
The project has the following broad aims:
The academic programmes viz. M.Tech, B.Tech. (retrofitted with Information Security Courses), Diploma course, Certificate course etc., are being implemented through 5 Resource Centres and 34 Participating Institutes. The Resource Centers will be the Mentoring Institutions for the Participating Institutes. The Resource Centers are premier institutes like IITs and IISc Bangalore while the Participating Institutes include National Institutes of Technology, Government Degree Engineering Colleges, Societies of DIT, etc.
This activity is being carried out through Societies/ Attached Offices of DIT viz. NIC, STQC, DOEACC, ERNET, CDAC and CERT-In (DIT).
Under this activity, industry, educational institutions and individual computer users are being informed about Cyber / Information Security related issues.
The following activities have been initiated/finalized so far:
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