NEW DELHI: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has started an online course and certification in ‘cyber hygiene practices’ to assimilate the importance of “safe and hygienic online practices” among the citizens of India.
This is a part of the awareness campaign being organized by the Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA), a programme by MeitY for National Cyber Security Awareness month, which is observed every year in October.
The objective of “Cyber Hygiene Practices” web-based self-learning is to make the learner understand and follow best practices to reduce the cyber risks which can be a result of user’s behavior in cyberspace, ignorance or simple negligence when using computers, mobiles or any digital device that can bring about many problems not only for the individual user but also their family, colleagues, their organization and sometimes to the Nation.
The Cyber Hygiene Practices web-based self-learning course covers three modules
- Cyber Hygiene Practices of Personal digital devices
- Cyber Hygiene Practices for Home
- Cyber Hygiene Practices for Remote working and Learning.
According to the officials, this course helps the learner to know about the best practices to avoid being a victim of cyber frauds, it also warns about the worst practices that one needs to avoid. Participate and get instant certification.
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October month of every year is globally marked as National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) with a view to educate public and private sector to increase cyber resilience of the nation as recommended by National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS), Government of India, with the theme of “Do Your Part, # BeCyberSmart”.
Keeping this in view, the Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA) programme of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) observes and organizes unique mass awareness activities through various modes as part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
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