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Cyber Surakshit Bharat

Focus: GS III: Cyber Security

Why in News?    

Recently, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD),organised the 30th Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) Deep-Dive training programme at the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi.

About Cyber Surakshit Bharat

  • Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative was conceptualized with the mission to spread awareness about cyber-crime and build capacities of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT officials, across all government departments.
  • It was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • The CISO training is the first-of-its-kind partnership between the Government and industry consortium under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
  • NeGD , an arm of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, will provide logistic support in arranging the training programmes, whereas the industry consortium will provide technical support for the training.
  • The training partners from the industry are Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Palo Alto Networks, E&Y, and Dell-EMC. NIC, CERT-In, and CDAC are knowledge partners from the Government side.


  • It aimed at educating and enabling CISOs to understand cyber-attacks comprehensively and thoroughly, get necessary exposure in latest technologies of safeguard, and translate the benefits of a resilient e-infrastructure to individual organizations and citizens at large.
  • Create awareness on the emerging landscape of cyber threats.
  • Provide in-depth understanding of related solutions.
  • Applicable frameworks, guidelines & policies related to cyber security.
  • Share best practices to learn from success & failures.
  • Provide key inputs to take informed decisions on Cyber Security related issues in their respective functional area.

February 2024