Cybersecurity lessons added at educational institutions in Odhisa

Cybersecurity lessons added at educational institutions in Odhisa
Cybersecurity lessons added at educational institutions in Odhisa

OCAC may arrange a hackathon on cybersecurity for the students

The commissionerate of police on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) to conduct cyber security awareness programmes in schools and colleges in the twin city of Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack, according to TOI report.

According to Saumendra Priyadarshi, Commissioner of Police, and Prateek Singh, Deputy Commissioner, OCAC will assist them in developing content to raise awareness at the educational institution.

DCP Singh shared, “The OCAC may arrange a hackathon on cybersecurity for the students. It may also develop a cyber security awareness portal for dissemination of latest news on cyber threats and preventive measures.”

According to the agreement, the OCAC will be a part of the evaluation process for various awards on cybersecurity that will be given to students by commissionerate police to encourage students to be brand ambassadors for cybersecurity awareness.

Recently Cyberabad Police here discovered a massive data breach with national security implications, arresting seven members of a gang allegedly involved in the theft and sale of sensitive data from the government and important organisations, including details of defence personnel as well as personal and confidential data of approximately 16.8 crore citizens. The accused were discovered selling more than 140 different categories of information, including sensitive information such as the personal information of defence personnel and the mobile numbers of citizens and NEET students, among other things, Cyberabad Police Commissioner M Stephen Raveendra told reporters on Thursday.

It is imperative that young people understand the dangers of unprotected data and the value of cybersecurity in such situations. This project by DCP and OCAC to educate and empower young people about cybersecurity is highly commended. In fact, such programmes ought to be made mandatory for tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 cities and included in the curriculum.

OCAC will further conduct advanced training sessions on cyberthreats for selected police officers.

The commissionerate has announced cybersecurity clubs in schools and universities after discovering how susceptible youngsters are to cybercrime.

According to the police, schoolchildren have been exposed to questionable people online due to accessibility and unchecked reach.

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