Srinagar: A five-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Cyber Security started at the University of Kashmir.
The online programme titled “Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and Cyber Crime” has been organised by the varsity’s Department of Computer Sciences in collaboration with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE ATAL Academy).
200 participants from 19 states/UTs are participating in the FDP, where 14 eminent speakers from diverse backgrounds and industry will deliver their lectures.
A total of 14 sessions, divided into theory and hands-on practical sessions, will be held to acquaint the participants with various aspects of Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and Cyber Crime.
KU Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir inaugurated the FDP, which, he said, will help the participants to interact with top-notch experts in the fields of Cyber Security, Ethical Hacking and Cyber Crime.
“It is one of the prime objectives of the AICTE ATAL Academy to impart quality technical education across the country and this FDP is one of the ways to achieve that goal,” Dr Mir said, assuring the university administration’s full support to such programmes while appreciating the Department of Computer Sciences for organising the FDP on an important theme.
Deputy Director AICTE Training And Learning (ATAL) Academy Dr Amit Dutta and Head, Department of Computer Sciences Prof Arif Wani, were also present on the occasion.
In his special remarks, Dr Dutta said it’s heartening to see such a huge participation in the FDP.
“I congratulate the organizers for this and I am sure this FDP is going to benefit all of them in their academic and industry endeavors,” he said.
Prof Wani, convener of the FDP, briefed the participants about the importance of cyber security and ethical hacking.
Dr Faheem Masoodi, programme coordinator gave an overview about various topics chosen for discussion, including Proactive Security, Ethical Hacking, Cyber Bullying, Cyber Attacks, Digital Forensics, Cyber Laws and Cryptocurrency.