UGC calls on higher education institutions to strengthen cybersecurity system

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Chennai:

The UGC’s decision in this regard came in the context of the instruction received from the Ministry of Education asking the commission to take the necessary measures to popularize the initiatives of the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center (14C) of the Ministry of the Interior (MHA) among the It is.

As a result, MHA Scheme 14C focuses on building capacity to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute cybercrime in a coordinated and comprehensive manner.

The 14C is actively involved in the development of a robust ecosystem to secure cyberspace, with an emphasis on capacity building. In addition, the National Cybercrime Reporting Portal, which provides a centralized mechanism for reporting citizen complaints about cybercrime, was recently implemented by the MHA.

The portal pays particular attention to cybercrime against women and children and allows the decentralized processing of each complaint by the State and UT law enforcement agencies concerned.

The commission urged all rectors and directors of higher education institutions to publicize widely to students, faculty and stakeholders on the initiatives of the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Center, which provides updates and advice at regular intervals for the prevention of cybercrime.

The UGC also directed universities and colleges to prepare a calendar of events and organize regular competitions, hackathons, workshops and seminars on cybersecurity and cybercrime at regular intervals, in accordance with protocols and standards in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The commission also asked the direction of HEIs to share the action carried out on the UGC University Activities Portal.

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