Cyber Security Awareness Project

Today, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) through Internet has revolutionized the world, changing the whole paradigm of communication and exchange of information. Home users, students and school children, are utilizing the Internet to expand their horizons to learn, create identities and be a part of the society. However, there is a need to know how to use all the features provided by ICT in a safe manner without getting compromised with regard to privacy of personnel information, maintaining secrecy of information and creating trust in the computing environment.

There has been a significant increase in cyber attacks and cyber crimes exposing users particularly children to risks such as access to personal information leading to misuse, cyber bullying, sexual exploitation etc. Therefore, making the users to understand the risks/impact of cyber crime or cyber attacks is an important first step towards building a secure information society.

Many schools have introduced computer courses and Internet in the curriculum enabling the students to access Internet with the intent to impart Computer education and share knowledge. However school children are ignorant about the cyber threats associated with unsafe use of Internet. As children are the ones who are more prone to cyber crimes, it is essential that they should be given awareness at the early age. Therefore, it is important to include subject/topic on cyber security and cyber ethics in their curriculum

Looking at the growing importance of Information security department of Information Technology has indentified this as a critical area. One of the key activities under this area would be to widely generate information security awareness to student of school and colleges in a planned manner.

This project aims to address the gaps with respect to cyber security awareness particularly in the North-Eastern Region of the Country.

It is proposed to develop standard modules and materials on cyber security awareness in local languages of the respective participating states to disseminate through appropriate mechanisms in school and college students and government departments through NIELIT in North-Eastern states of Nagaland, Mizoram & Tripura.

Accordingly, the broad objective of the project is to launch a mass awareness on cyber security aspects.

Duration of Project:

18 months (Project will be executed in two phase. 1st Phase will consist of 1 year and 2nd Phase will consist of 6 months).