Date/s: 05 Oct 2020
October is globally observed as the cybersecurity awareness month.
CySecK, Karnataka state’s Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security, anchored by IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is conducting a month-long campaign for spreading cybersecurity awareness in the month of October. CySecK is conducting these programmes with assistance of (KITS) Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society. The entire campaign is designed to spread awareness and address the cybersecurity needs of the state government employees and the state’s IT assets.
The Inaugural event was a success and kicked off the month long campaign on a good note. Honourable Deputy CM, Dr. C.N. Ashwathnarayan, inaugurated the month-long programme on 5-Oct-2020 at Vidhana Soudha. Additional Chief Secretary, Dept. of IT, BT & S&T Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy; ADGP, CID-Cyber Crime Mr. Umesh Kumar, and Chairperson of Karnataka’s IT Vision Group Mr. “Kris” Gopalakrishnan were also present and spoke on the occasion.
The Deputy Chief Minister unveiled the cybersecurity mascots launched by CySecK – Rakshaka and Bhakshaka. The Centre Head, Mr. Karthik Rao Bappanad introduced the mascots and explained the idea in using them to increase awareness of cyber risks, promote best practices and dos and don’ts through the form of storytelling. Mrs. Meena Nagaraj, IAS, Managing Director -KITS provided the closing remarks for the programme.
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