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AICTE organises Workshop on ‘Cyber Security Awareness’ and ‘Development & implementation of Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP)’

AICTE organises Workshop on ‘Cyber Security Awareness’ and ‘Development & implementation of Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP)’

New Delhi : A session on ‘Cyber Security Awareness ’ followed by a session on ‘Development & implementation of Cyber Crisis Management Plan (CCMP)’ were organized for AICTE officers on 13th January , 2023 by e-Governance Cell, AICTE at AICTE Head Quarters at Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The resource persons were Mr. Shashank Gupta, Scientist and Mr. Sabyasachi Jena, Senior Consultant at CERT-In which is a national nodal agency of Government of India to counter cyber threats.The sessions were attended by the senior officers and IT professionals of AICTE.  It was one of the initiatives of e-Governance Cell at AICTE which has been organizing such training workshops and seminars in its bid to create, enhance and maintain robust cyber security ecosystem not only at AICTE but also at the Institutions regulated by it and for their faculty, students and staff too. 

In his presidential address, Prof.T. G.Sitharam, Chairman, AICTE appreciating the efforts of the e-Governance Cell, AICTE underscored the need to prioritize the actions to be undertaken in next 30 days to ensure more robust cyber secured mechanism such as inclusion of all the devices on Active Directory etc. He also emphasized that all sort of essential cyber security measures and tools would be made available and put to use at AICTE. 

Prof M. P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE shared real life experiences and provided the much desired directions and vision with respect to what need to be done to ensure adequate preventive and proactive cyber security ecosystem. He laid emphasis on the need to organize more such events in future in collaboration with institutions such as CERT-In.  

Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary,AICTE emphasized that more concerted and collaborative efforts are needed in view of the increasing number of incidents to counter cyber attackes in India in particular. 

The sessions were compered by Dr. Nikhil Kant, Deputy Director, e-Governance Cell, AICTE. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. R K Soni,Adviser II,e-Governance whereas the Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mr. Manoj Singh, CISO & Assistant Director, AICTE.

Experts from CERT-In and the senior officers of AICTE discussed and deliberated on different types and attacks related to cyber security and also on the preventive and end-of-pipe solutions and responses, also highlighting the DOs and DON’Ts. They also had an insightful discussion on possible collaboration on exploring the possibilities to conduct Cyber Security Exercises and Drills for entire sector involving foreign experts under G20 Indian presidency.

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