Indian Cyber Institute: Ensuring Cyber Literacy to Empower Youth with Real Time Knowledge

Tapan J Mehta,  FounderCyber law and Cyber security have been two of the most recurring topics that one will commonly hear when they look into the digital space. The crimes and opportunities for exploitation in the cyber space have been consistently increasing and the importance of understanding the laws and regulations will help individuals to safeguard themselves from cyber crimes. One of the premier educational institutes dealing with cyber laws and cyber crimes is the Indian Cyber Institute(ICI). Set up in 2013 by cyber expert Tapan J Mehta, Indian Cyber Institute is a leading institute providing education and training in the field of Cyber Law, Cyber Crime Investigation, Ethical Hacking and Information Security for professionals, individuals, Law Enforcers and corporate world.

A CRISIL verified institute, ICI was incepted to devise sound and intense training programs such as ethical hacking workshops, boot camps, cyber awareness camps, and seminars to educate the global community on the issues of cyber and personal information security. The institute has designed and developed customized training programs and courses to empower the students about cyber crimes and laws. “We provide hands-on training and education in the fields of cyber law, cyber crime investigation, ethical hacking, and information security for professionals, individuals, law enforcers and for the corporate world. Our courses are specifically designed to help our students understand the
practical and ethical sides of cyber crimes and we offer courses like diploma in cyber law and information security, digital evidence examiner, certified penetration testing expert, and certified cyber crime investigator to name a few”, says Tapan J Mehta, Founder, Indian Cyber Institute (ICI).

Adding about the workshops offered by ICI, Tapan mentions, “We also conduct numerous workshops on topics like information security, electronic crime scene management, and a separate cyber awareness and safety education(C.A.S.E) for adults, women and children. We are also planning to start a workshop specifically on cyber security awareness training for employees.” Other than offering training and education for students ICI also offers other services like information security services, cyber crime investigation, penetration testing and other cyber law and legal services.

The institute has designed and developed customized training programs and courses to empower the students about cyber crimes and laws

All the courses offered by the institute are formulated with the main aim of creating awareness for the users of the technology about cyber crimes along with helping them get employed and start a successful career. The curriculum is constantly updated as per the changing industry requirements and all the faculties are industry experts with years of experience under their belt. The teaching methodology involves 80 per cent hands-on training and 20 per cent theoretical training involving discussion and cracking of real time case studies and one on one interaction with industry experts. The realtime review of events taking place both locally and globally helps the students of ICI to understand the practical implications of the topics they are studying about and this will help them to deal with these kinds of challenges and issues in a real world scenario. The institute closely works with other universities, education institutions, and law enforcement agencies across India to get constant updates of what is happening in the cyber space.

To further strengthen their place in the cyber education institutes in the country ICI is constantly working with industry experts from various verticals, law enforcers, prosecutors, judicial officers, academicians, and other stake holders to understand and comprehend the dynamics of technology and standard operating procedure(SOP)to derive strategic directions and formulate guidelines. ICI is taking further measures and approaches to scale up the graph of institutes dealing with cyber crimes and laws and they envision themselves to be one of the top 10 institutes dealing with cyber related courses in the near future.