In view of the increasing rate of cyber crime in the country, IIT Kanpur is set to establish a ‘Cyber Security Centre’ in Bengaluru along with Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS).
According to IIT(K) Director, Professor Indranil Manna, IIT and KEONICS agreed to be strategic partners in this regard and official documents will be signed on January 31.
The decision was taken after a discussion with KEONICS chairman U B Venkatesh and Managing Director Rajkumar Srivastava during their visit to IIT Kanpur, Professor Manna said.
He said that from students to police officials, all can be trained in cyber security at the Bengaluru-based centre.
Professors from Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and cyber experts will provide training at the centre. For this purpose, laboratories will be constructed in both the cities, Manna said.
He added that the centre will be a first-of-its-kind where cyber security will be taught in depth.