Thursday, November 13, 2008

EDUCATION : DSCI organizes Cyber Security Awareness Program

EDUCATION : DSCI organizes Cyber Security Awareness Program


12 Nov 2008

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) organized a 3 days Cyber Security Awareness Program in Delhi between 10 November 2008 and 12 November 2008 in partnership with Department of Information Technology, Ministry of CIT, Government of India.

The program was well attended by practicing professionals from IT industry, Police force, Government, BPOs, Banks & FI and Cyber café.

Inaugurating the program, Mr. Jainder Singh, Secretary, DIT highlighted the importance of Information Security practices to secure the national infrastructure. He further lauded the need to multiply similar programs in a much bigger ways.

As per agencies, the NASSCOM president Mr. Som Mittal said that Several Indian banks have come under Severe phishing attacks in the past few months with the number rising sharply in Sept-Oct, 2008. Criminals using the internet have attacked many banks, Mittal told reporters on the sidelines of the program.

"We have cyber laboratories training police officers, and other people about data protection best practices and standards," Data Security Council of India (DSCI), Chief Executive Officer Dr. K K Bajaj told reporters. Mr. Shyamal Ghosh, Chairman, DSCI informed about data protection initiatives of DSCI.

Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director incharge of CERT-In, introduced various dimensions of Cyber Security and said unless all dimensions are addressed, any hole in the security will be an easy gateway for criminals.

Mr. Rakesh Goyal of Sysman Computers and CRPCC discussed the do-it-yourself security of wi-fi wireless networks in his interesting presentation. He further discussed how to secure your e-mails.

Mr. Muktesh Chandra, Additional CP of Delhi highlighted the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in implementing IT Act-2000.

Mr. Sameer Ratolikar, CISO of Bank of India discussed the best practices for secure banking, followed by his Bank and Mr. Sunil Dhaka of ICICI Bank presented the steps taken by ICICI Bank to address the safety concerns of Internet banking.

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