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What is Cyber Security?

In the digital age, cybersecurity takes on a crucial role by safeguarding computer systems, networks, and digital information from theft, damage, and unauthorized access through diverse technologies and practices. The increasing reliance on technology in our interconnected world underscores the significance of cybersecurity. It serves as a pivotal defense against an array of threats, ranging from viruses, malware, ransomware, phishing, to hacking.

In the absence of robust cybersecurity measures, individuals, organizations, and even governments become exposed to the risks of data breaches, financial harm, and reputational damage. Furthermore, it ensures the security of personal and sensitive data, including financial and medical records, acting as a barrier against identity theft. Businesses rely on cybersecurity to maintain smooth operations, mitigate financial losses, and preserve their standing. Additionally, in the realm of national security, it acts as a shield for nation-states and critical infrastructure, warding off cyberattacks and preserving the integrity of vital systems. Beyond this, cybersecurity serves as a vital tool in countering online fraud, promoting adherence to regulations governing sensitive data protection, and ensuring personal safety. This is especially pertinent as the prevalence of IoT devices increases, as they can pose physical risks if compromised.

Cyber Security Awareness Month at IGI

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a celebration aimed at emphasizing the importance of cybersecurity in our digitally interconnected world. This year Indira Group of Institutes initiated to celebrate Cyber security month across for all students from school to PG Level. The motto was to create awareness am several key purposes, including educating the students about the various online threats, promoting best practices for online safety, highlighting emerging risks, fostering collaboration among individuals, organizations, and government agencies to enhance overall cybersecurity, emphasizing the protection of critical infrastructure for national security, addressing privacy concerns, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations, encouraging the development of the cybersecurity workforce, and facilitating discussions on adapting cybersecurity practices to evolving technologies such as IoT, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence.

Mission of the ICSAM

  • To empower our Students/Faculties of our institute with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape securely.
  • Through comprehensive Cyber Security Awareness campaigns, we are committed to providing accessible, engaging, and relevant resources.
  • We aim to demystify cyber threats, promote best practices, and cultivate a proactive mindset towards digital safety.
  • By fostering our students and faculties with values to prioritise cyber security, we aspire to create an environment resilient to evolving threats, ultimately safeguarding our institute's digital assets and preserving the Information of our students.

Objective of the ICSAM

  • In the pursuit of a digitally secure future, IGI initiated a Cyber Security Awareness
  • Month campaign within all our institutes that stands as a beacon of knowledge, empowerment, and preparedness.
  • Through this initiative, we fostered a culture of vigilance and responsibility, equipping every member of our Institute with the tools and understanding needed to safeguard our digital environment.

About Cyber Security Awareness Month at IGI.

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Indira Group of Institutes conducted a series of enlightening and engaging sessions for students across its campuses throughout the month of October. The sessions were designed to enhance awareness about cybersecurity and its significance in the digital age..

Session on

"Cyber Care Environment"

(October 10, 2023)

  • Guest Speaker: Mr. Sagar Poman
  • Mr. Sagar Poman shared valuable insights on cyber security awareness, illustrating its importance with real-life incidents. He also provided practical do's and don'ts for the students, ensuring they become more aware of cybersecurity.

Session on

"Cyber Warfare"

(October 17, 2023)

  • Guest Speaker: Mr. Sagar Panmand
  • Mr. Sagar Panmand presented current case studies, highlighting the significance of cyber security awareness. He also explained the steps involved in cyber-crime investigations and the challenges faced. This session provided an eye-opening experience for the students.

Session on

"Guardians of the Digital Realm"

(October 20, 2023)

  • Guest Speaker: Mr. Ashish Dhone
  • Mr. Ashish Dhone conducted a live demonstration of real-time hacking, exposing students to the intricacies of cyber threats. He also outlined various pathways for engineering and MBA students to enter the field of cybersecurity, offering valuable knowledge to the students.

Session on

"Cyber Law and Cyber Security Cases"

(October 23, 2023)

  • Guest Speaker: Adv. Rajas Pingle
  • Adv. Rajas Pingle educated students on the different types of cybercrimes and discussed real cyber security cases. The interactive session allowed students to explore ways to transition into the field of cybersecurity and play an essential role in raising awareness.

Session on

"Cyber Warfare"

(October 10, 2023)

  • Guest Speaker: Mr. Kunal and Mrs Chaya Borkar.
  • The session explored the occurrence of cybercrime in IT firms and presented case studies. Mrs Chaya Borkar delved into various methods employed by cyber attackers, equipping students with knowledge on handling cyber threats and contributing to cybersecurity awareness.

Session on

"Cyber Terrorism"

(October 31, 2023)

  • Guest Speaker: Retd. Brigadier Bhimraj Bhalsing and Mr. Dhiraj Bokade
  • Retd. Brigadier Bhimraj Bhalsing discussed the importance and challenges of cyber terrorism from a military perspective, inspiring students to set early goals and work towards achieving them. Mr. Dhiraj Bokade explained various types of cybercrimes in societies and shared live examples, emphasizing the importance of checking for fake links and URLs.

These sessions provided students with a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity, its relevance, and how they can actively contribute to enhancing cybersecurity awareness. The diverse range of topics covered by esteemed guest speakers made this Cyber Security Awareness Month a remarkable and educational experience for all participants.


Session on "Cyber Care Environment" (October 10, 2023):