Cyber Surakshit Bharat Yojana was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). It is an initiative to fortify cyber security system in India with regard to the Government’s vision of a Digital India. The Cyber Surakshit Bharat scheme was launched in cooperation with National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and various industry partners in India.
Cyber Surakshit Bharat can be entitled as the first public-private enterprise of its kind. This scheme will strengthen the proficiency of the IT industry in cyber security domain. The partners involved in the origination of this scheme include chief IT companies like Intel, Microsoft, Redhat, WIPRO and Dimension Data. The knowledge partners of Cyber Surakshit Bharat Yojana include NIC, Cert-In, FIDO Alliance, NASSCOM and leading consultancy firms EY and Deloitte.
The chief objective of this scheme is to spread awareness regarding cybercrime as well as developing capability for security measures for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT staff all over the entire government departments.
Cyber Surakshit Bharat Yojana will be operated on three principles namely education, awareness and enablement. This scheme will comprise a program of awareness on the importance of cybersecurity. The scheme will also include a number of workshops on the best enablement and practices of the officials with cybersecurity health tool kits for the management and mitigation of cyber threats.
Cyber Surakshit Bharat Yojana will also conduct a number of training programs all over country from time to time. These training programs will be attended by CISOs and technical officials from the central government, state governments and PSBs, UTs, PSUs and defense forces, defense PSUs and technical arms of Army, Navy and Air Force.