DSCI, SISA Launched Cyber Security Awareness Programme In Schools

The four-month initiative aims to educate students to create a safer digital footprint

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) in partnership with SISA launched a cyber safety awareness program, known as ‘Cyber for YOUth’ for school students across Karnataka. 

The program aspires to elevate the cyber awareness quotient within the educational ecosystem, reaching both students and school administrations. For students, the initiative fosters a safer digital footprint by providing insights into the virtual world's pervasive nature, teaching protective measures against the dark side of the Internet and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to safeguard themselves and their communities.  

Through a series of interactive sessions and creative engagements, participants will gain a robust understanding of the Cyber World, juxtaposed with the real, physical world. The program will also promote Safe Browsing practices and demonstrate the necessity of Two-Factor Authentication. Furthermore, the analysis of real-life cases will provide tangible insights into potential threats, solidifying the students' understanding and preparing them for a digitally secure future. 

For school administrators, this program promises a comprehensive understanding of the digital landscape, tailored to address the unique challenges faced by educational institutions. Practical guidance will be offered on Securing Personal Devices, including hands-on sessions on Encrypting USBs and implementing Two-Factor Authentication.  

The program will cover essential topics like Data Backup, the use of Password Managers and safeguarding against Keyloggers, SSL/HTTPS, ensuring Secure Browsing and managing Patches & Updates for optimal Webcam Protection. By examining real-life cases, teachers and administrators will gain tangible insights into potential threats, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to foster a secure digital environment within their institutions. 

This initiative will be brought to life through physical training sessions conducted by DSCI's qualified training partners. The delivery of this pioneering initiative has been meticulously designed to create maximum impact. Awareness sessions will serve as the cornerstone, enlightening students and educators about cyber safety. The initiative will also feature creative challenges such as banners and poster making and engaging ‘Did You Know’ series, to encourage active participation and reflection.

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