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Cyber Security Management training at G B Pant University

AWARENESS : Cyber Security Management training at G B Pant University


18 December 2008

“Tough laws are required to address the misuse of cyber space and infrastructure by criminals and hackers”, Mr. Rakesh Goyal, Director General of Centre for Research and Prevention of Computer Crimes, India and MD of Sysman Computers Private Limited, said while delivering the keynote address at the inaugural function of seven days training programme on Cyber Security Management, organized by Department of Computer Engineering of G B Pant University at the University Campus at Pantnagar, Uttatrakhand.

“Cyber Crimes do not follow geographical boundaries defined by sovereign governments. These are international crimes and thus the international community needs an International convention and law to address the menace of growing cross border cyber crimes”, said Mr. Goyal. He further introduced the need for Cyber Security Management to the participants.

The Chief Guest, Dr. B S Bhist, the Vice Chancellor of the University, said that “the process of Computerisation is irreversible and crimes come along with the benefits of technology. Thus, we need to keep ourselves secure from these crimes and misuse of computer infrastructure and assets”. He further defined the academic model to address this challenge.

Dr. S D Samantaray, Head of Department of Department of Computer Engineering introduced the initiative taken by his department and elaborated how this course was conceived and finally with much efforts by the whole team, it has taken off.

Dr. M P Singh, Dean Technology of the University provided the statistics of damage done by cyber crimes in India and world. He further informed that he would make sure that this type of programmes would be repeated for the benefit of the society.

This training programme attracted people from academics, law enforcement, judiciary, user-industry, IT Industry, Legal practitioners and students in large number.

Prof Rajeev Singh introduced the speakers and proposed the vote of thanks. The programme started on 18 December 2008 and will continue till 24 December 2004 and the sessions will be taken by IT Act Specialist Supreme Court Lawyer, Higher Officials of Min. if Information Technology / CERT-In, Academicians and Industry experts.

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