Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Seminar on Cyber Security Planned on 16 March 2017

Second Meeting of Centre of Excellence on Cybersecurity was held on 30 Jan 2018 at New Town
The second meeting of the Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence took place yesterday where people from Academics, Industry, Police, Deptt of IT&E, Webel, Govt of India and others took place. We decided to hold a full day workshop on educational and training facilities available in Bengal and Eastern India. This would enable all to spread information on admission procedure, duration etc if students wanted to build careers on cybersecurity or on re-skilling IT professionals through trainings.  The workshop would be held on 16th March 2018 at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre.

Some of the other decisions taken were:

1. A notice inviting Expression of Interest amongst empanelled agencies of CERT-In (Computer Emergency Response Team of India) would be floated for rate discovery on (a) remote VAPT (Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing) of government web-services and (b) end-point cyber health check-up of assets, systems and processes. Besides, M/s C-DAC , a Govt of India Undertaking, could also be engaged for the same activity

2. NIT Durgapur would consider the proposal for starting a course on Digital Forensics.

3. A workshop in the lines of an ‘exchange of knowledge’ mode would be arranged where stakeholders from the State, Centre, Academia, Law Enforcement and Private entities can participate and share their experiences, best practices, impediments faced along with their vision for the future.

4. Regarding Cyber Security Policy of West Bengal, it was decided the National Cyber Security Policy would be studied. The state policy would also chart out the statutory capacity required by the verticals of the CS-CoE to reach their respective goals.
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Today I saw an auto displaying an advertisement on the back hood near Karunamoyee bus stand. This is as follows. Looks like, Cybersecurity is getting traction even in the unorganised sector !

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