With the internet maturing day by day, threats are increasing and cyber criminals are making news on a daily basis. Every other day, we hear news of cyber criminals hacking into banks, online sites, companies etc. It is very obvious that something has to be done to secure our IT infrastructure. But how does one do it? How does one start? One answer that comes to mind is education, awareness and training. Thus it is necessary to inform people what is needed to secure their systems.
Our nation is facing huge threats from various countries in cyber-attacks and information thefts. Cyber Crime Circle Sindh has taken a visionary initiative to curb and enervate the notoriously spreading cyber threats from various directions and dimensions.
Towards this end, Cyber Crime Circle Sindh is carrying out extensive awareness, training and education campaigns, so that the public are made aware of the dangers of the internet, and how they should be careful and avoid falling into cyber traps.
In addition, Cyber Crime Circle Sindh with the objective of conducting research, training and hands on lab environment for universities, industry and professionals. These research labs will also be involved in detecting, analyzing and preventing cyber threats/ attacks and forensics.
In brief, CCCS will be setting up research centers across the country in collaboration with various colleges and universities, with the following primary objectives:
The main mission of Cyber Crime Circle Sindh is to protect our national critical infrastructure from cyber related threats.
To ensure availability of courses, each college will host one particular research. The different topics that will be conducted are,
Cyber Crime Circle Sindh will make all attempts to help students enroll in the courses they wish to learn, even in other colleges. There will be a training, hands on practical’s, advanced research and forensics, depending on interest and attitude of students.
All attempts will be made to inform students about the dangers of misusing the techniques they learn at the research center, and students will have to sign suitable undertakings before being enrolled into the course.
Liaison with all relevant national and international organizations to handle cases against the Cyber Criminals. Provide necessary technical support to all sensitive government organizations to make their critical information resources secure.
Provide timely information to critical infrastructure owners and government departments about threats, actual attacks and recovery techniques. A role of Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT).