C-DAC To Promote Measures On Cyber Security
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Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) is all set to fight cyber crime by conducting workshops and creating awareness among laymen.
Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) is the brainchild of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and the Department of Information Technology to address the issues of cyber security among Indian users. Rise in criminal activity online all over the country has led to the creation of the program which aims to spread awareness among students, teachers, home users and government non-IT professionals on how to be secure while online.
Development of Advanced Computing or C-DAC, the R&D organization of the Department of Information Technology (DIT), plans to hold a series of workshops for schools, government officers and individuals. Trainers from CDAC will enlighten them on phishing, identity theft, mobile security and a range of tools available for security. The presentations in the workshops include guidelines on various Internet security aspects as well as awareness on how cyber attacks happen and how one can be protected. Animated short awareness films will also be used to demonstrate the objective to school children easily.
The project started in June 2010, by C-DAC Knowledge Park Centre in Bangalore will include 500 officials from C-DAC who have volunteered to spread the awareness by conducting ISEA workshops at schools and government departments.