• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies partners with Rotary to educate Govt, Private School Students on Cybersecurity

IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation is partnering with Rotary District 3232 and FISST Academy to train government and private School Students on cybersecurity. This pioneering initiative is aimed at empowering students with essential knowledge and is tailored for students of Classes 9th and 11th to foster a safer digital environment.

Training commenced for the first batch of students on 30th March 2024 at IIT Madras and will be held for ten Saturdays. A total of 1,000 students will participate across ten batches, each comprising 100 students. This collaborative effort reflects Rotary’s commitment to education and community service, coupled with IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation’s expertise in technology and cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity is increasingly crucial in today’s interconnected world. With a rising reliance on digital platforms, it is imperative for the youth to be equipped with fundamental knowledge in this field. Through this program, students will receive comprehensive training covering the basics of cybersecurity, including understanding cyber threats, safe internet practices, data privacy, and digital hygiene.

IITM Pravartak Technologies is a Section 8 Company housing the Technology Innovation Hub on Sensors, Networking, Actuators and Control Systems. It is funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, under its National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems and hosted by IIT Madras

Highlighting the need for such cybersecurity training, Mr. Rajendra Mootha, Vice President, IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation, said, “Empowering students with cybersecurity education aligns with our mission to bridge the digital divide and create a secure digital ecosystem. We are honoured to join forces with Rotary to impart essential skills that will benefit students throughout their lives.”

The training program will feature interactive sessions, workshops, and hands-on activities led by seasoned professionals and cybersecurity experts. Participants will gain practical insights into identifying and mitigating cyber risks, thereby enhancing their digital resilience.

Rotary and IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation extend their gratitude to all sponsors, volunteers, and stakeholders whose support has made this initiative possible. Together, we are committed to shaping a safer and more secure digital future for our youth.

The Key Outcomes envisaged from this program include

Ø Enhanced Cybersecurity Awareness: Equipping students with the knowledge to recognize and respond to cyber threats effectively.

Ø Safe Internet Practices: Educating students on best practices for secure online navigation and protecting personal information.

Ø Data Privacy Protection: Instilling understanding and practices to safeguard sensitive data and prioritize privacy in digital interactions.

Ø Digital Hygiene Promotion: Encouraging the adoption of good digital hygiene habits to mitigate cyber threats, such as regular software updates and strong password usage.

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