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New Delhi, April 18
National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Monday inaugurated the National Cyber Security Incident Response Exercise along with National Cyber Security Coordinator Lt Gen (Retd) Rajesh Pant and DRDO Secretary Satheesh Reddy.
Doval, in his address, drew attention to the launch of a large number of digital services by the government which had heightened the need to safeguard cyberspace.
The hybrid exercise will last 10 days to train senior management and technical personnel of government organisations and agencies on contemporary cyber threats and handling cyber incidents and response, stated an official news release.
The programme is being conducted by the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) in association with Data Security Council of India (DSCI) as the knowledge partner and supported by the DRDO.
The platform for training is being provided by CyberExer Technologies, an Estonian cybersecurity company accredited for globally conducting several large cyber exercises.
The participants will be trained on various key cyber security areas such as intrusion detection techniques, malware information sharing platform, vulnerability handling and penetration testing, network protocols and data flows and digital forensics.
NCX India will help officials to better understand cyber threats, assess readiness and develop skills for cyber crisis management and cooperation.
Over 140 officials to be trained
- The hybrid exercise will last 10 days to train senior management and technical personnel of govt organisations on contemporary cyber threats and handling cyber incidents
- Over 140 officials will be trained through training sessions, live fire and strategic exercises
- The participants will be trained in key cyber security areas such as intrusion detection techniques and malware information sharing platform