• Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative was conceptualized with the mission to spread awareness about cyber-crime and build capacities of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and frontline IT officials, across all government departments.
  • It was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
  • The CISO training is the first-of-its-kind partnership between the Government and industry consortium under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.

Target Participants:

  • Officers from Central and State/UT Governments and subordinate agencies/PSUs, including public sector Banks and Insurance companies, technical wings of police and security forces:
  • Designated Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs),
  • CTOs and Member of Technical/PMU teams, Officers responsible to observe security of the IT systems in their respective organization.


  • NeGD , an arm of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, will provide logistic support in arranging the training programmes, whereas the industry consortium will provide technical support for the training.
  • The training partners from the industry are Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Palo Alto Networks, E&Y, and Dell-EMC. NIC, CERT-In, and CDAC are knowledge partners from the Government side.


  • It aimed at educating and enabling CISOs to understand cyber-attacks comprehensively and thoroughly, get necessary exposure in latest technologies of safeguard, and translate the benefits of a resilient e-infrastructure to individual organizations and citizens at large.
  • Create awareness on the emerging landscape of cyber threats.
  • Provide in-depth understanding of related solutions.
  • Applicable frameworks, guidelines & policies related to cyber security.
  • Share best practices to learn from success & failures.
  • Provide key inputs to take informed decisions on Cyber Security related issues in their respective functional area.


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