Question 1: What is the vision of this scheme?
Answer: Cybersecurity Research Development Programme (RDP) initiative of CySecK is aimed at achieving the following objectives:
• Provide financial and academic support to active researchers to foster and promote R&D in the emerging field of cybersecurity.
• Utilise tremendous talent and potential of engineering faculty and students in tackling cybersecurity issues
• Deliver positive impact in improving the quality of technical education
• Promote research in institutions beyond top tier colleges
Question 2: What’s the expected outcome from us on this research? Vision of this scheme
Answer: R&D projects that are innovative, address a specific market need or challenge; demonstrate high industrial relevance and potential for application and most importantly, address current and envisioned needs of the digital communities in India.
Question 3: Should the proposals submitted be based on a thought process or does it necessarily have to be implemented?
Answer: Both pure play academic research proposals and ones with potential for industrial implementation are invited.
Question 4: What are the facilities that should be there in our college in order to execute cybersecurity project ?
Answer: Basic Engineering IT lab infrastructure is necessary to apply. Any additional infrastructure requirements specific to proposed research activity will be funded by the programme.
Question 5: How can I update myself with the Cyber Security top concerns ?
Answer: You can access curated cybersecurity related content on the CySecK website https://cs-coe.iisc.ac.in/resources-hub/informative-references/.
We will also be publishing monthly newsletters on latest cybersecurity related news and events. Request you to watch this space for further details.
Question 6: Is it compulsory to have Industry collaboration?
Answer: No. It is not necessary to have industrial collaboration.
Question 7: We are planning for a research proposal on Security for HPC which involves higher budget. Will CySecK support such projects.
Answer: CySecK shall support technically meritorious cybersecurity R&D projects based on the reccomendation of the panel of experts.
An initial grant of up to Rs 2 lakh would be awarded to selected projects in the first year, followed by a second round of funding of up to Rs 10 lakh to the top-performing projects from the initial group in the second year.