CyberPeace Foundation(CPF), a leading civil society organization and think tank of cybersecurity and policy experts has partnered with Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Delhi, Trident Academy of Technology, Bhubaneswar and Ramachandra College of Engineering, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh to advocate cybersafety awareness campaigns and encourage cyber wellness and promote research in the field of Cyber Security, Cyber Defense, and Internet Engineering and Governance.
Under the partnership, CPF will work closely with the institutes to
· To encourage research in the field of Cyber Security, Cyber Defense, and Internet Engineering and Governance.
· To Setup CyberPeace Center of excellence across the 3 colleges
· To promote innovation, the design facilitates and develops the indigenous software tools for Cyber Security and internet standards under the “Make in India” initiative.
· Promote entrepreneurship in cybersecurity to support the Start-up India and Stand –up India initiative of Govt. of India.
· To introduce new courses on cybersecurity, cyber-crime investigations
· Jointly applying for grants related to cybersecurity from government, industries
· Carrying capacity building activities like awareness sessions, workshops, seminars and roundtables, etc.
Cybersecurity as a part of the curriculum is yet to go mainstream in India across technical institutes. Owing to COVID-19 and perennial threats emanating from the domain of cyberspace, India currently trails behind its global counterparts in terms of capacity to address the growing volume of threats. Phishing, scamming, malicious domains, stalker were, ransomware etc. have witnessed a manifold increase in the last few months especially as internet usage surges owing to the restrictions around COVID-19 designed to contain the spread of the virus. Cybersecurity as a professional career choice has been on the rise over the last few years and has opened up highly remunerative career options globally.
The initiative will further strengthen the efforts between the educational ecosystem and CPF to jointly combat the menace of cybercrimes and create more cybersecurity literate trained students across India.
Talking about the partnership, Vineet Kumar, Founder, CyberPeace Foundation said, “Low barrier to entry for internet usage has made people more vulnerable online. There exists a clear gap in our levels of awareness of cybercrime attacks across India. We are delighted to partner with Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Delhi, Trident Academy of Technology, Bhubaneswar and Ramachandra College of Engineering, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh as we work jointly to spread awareness, combat cybercrimes and upskill thousands of students across India and encourage them to opt for careers in cybersecurity.”