In the light of the growing importance of Information Security in all walks of life and critically viewing the emerging Information Security scenario globally and also in the Indian context. There is a need to have indigenous capability in terms of basic and fundamental research, developing technologies and solutions, need to protect critical infrastructure, complexities involved in securing Information, communication networks, cyber and other infrastructure. The "Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA)" Project aims at generation of quality human resource in the area of information security at various levels viz. from certificate level to doctoral level, training of faculty/ Industry Professionals, creating awareness on information security in the country. Capacity building in the area of Information Security to address the human resource requirement of the country
The global scenario has undergone a sea change in terms of enhanced threat perceptions and ever increasing vulnerabilities, with the proliferation of internet, wide spread use of IECT solutions for various social and economic activities. This is further complicated by fast emergence of newer technologies. The nature of the cyber space viz., usually borderless and anonymity of action is exploited by perpetrating crimes by adversaries. The scale and sophistication of such incidents are continuously increasing. The challenges include possibility of espionage, targeted and deliberate attacks and difficulties in traceability in the cyber world as the state and non state actors are compromising, stealing, changing and destroying valuable information; and thus potentially causing risk and un-estimated losses to the national security, economic growth, public safety and competitiveness.
In an ever changing and fast paced world, training and development is an indispensable function. The Government of India has taken major initiative to promote spreading of e-Governance throughout the country in a large scale. As a result, State Wide Area Network (SWAN) and State Data Centres (SDC) have been setup to provide e-Governance solutions to citizens. In order to promote the outreach of social benefits to the citizen in a very effective manner and to facilitate sustainable and inclusive growth, many of the processes of both central and state government have been automated by large-scale application of Information Electronics and Communication Technology (IECT).
A well-trained and well-informed workforce is one of the most powerful weapons in ensuring Information Security in an organization.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ( MeitY), Govt of India
This portal has been developed as part of Information Security Education and Awareness Project Phase II, a program of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India Initiative for capacity building activities in Information Security area and is executed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC), Hyderabad.