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Maharashtra Government to set up new Cyber University

Published on September 20, 2018
Maharashtra Government is setting up a new Cyber University dedicated to mitigating cyber threats. It will train 3,000 professionals to fight online space cyber-attacks, internet crimes and conduct cyber forensics.
Maharashtra Government to set up new Cyber University

About the Cyber University:

  • The Cyber University will provide for and prepare internet professionals on lines of Microsoft Certified Professional Program.
  • It will conduct courses in data analytics, cloud computing, blockchain, AI, cyber forensics and cyber investigations.
  • It will also impart training in 15 other Internet of Things (IoT) areas such as Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • For this university, state government will provide different levels of training and enable affiliated colleges to impart certification for the 15 courses. 
  • It will also supply infrastructure for training and education.

What is the Need for a Cyber University?

  • Cyber-attacks India are taking place every 10 minutes as opposed to 12 minutes previously.
  • The current demand of cyber professionals hovers around 30 lakh.
  • The university will be a remedy for this by providing required human resource and bridge skill gap.
  • Maharashtra Government is also in process of setting up its version of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to ward off external cyber threats.

Question:

Q. Which state government is setting up a new Cyber University dedicated to mitigating cyber threats?
a. Uttar Pradesh Government
b. Tamil Nadu Government
c. Maharashtra Government
d. Karnataka Government
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