Indraprastha Institute of InformationTechnology, Delhi (IIIT-D), has announced the launch of its first 'Cybersecurity Education & Research Centre'. It will be the first Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity.
This is aimed to provide technical training, high level education and research in this critical field. This would help various stakeholders like general public, government and industries.
The focus of Cybersecurity Education & Research Centre (CERC) is to provide tools which will be of direct interest to general public, government and industries along with providing a pipeline for undergraduate, masters and Ph D students who are working in the related field.
Additionally, it aims to provide high-end technical training in cybersecurity for corporations in topics such as secure coding, privacy and security in online social media, protecting critical infrastructure, Indian government officials and create awareness among public about cybersecurity and privacy in the country.
The Founding Head of the Centre is Dr. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru. The inauguration ceremony will be conducted on 23rd January 2014.