Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas

An Initiative by The Ministry of Home Affairs

(D.O.No. 22003/15/2019-14C, Date- 30th March 2022)

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested all offices/branches/sections, PSUs, etc., to observe Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas on the first Wednesday of every month and prepare an Annual Action Plan in this regard.

All the concerned organizations are requested to observe Cyber Jagrookta Diwas by generating cybersecurity awareness through seminars, workshops, quiz competitions, interactive sessions, case studies, creative sessions, and best practices.

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Shrestha Srivastava

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FAQs: Cyber Jagrookta Diwas

1. Who Has to Observe Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas?

All the schools, colleges, universities, Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), municipalities, offices, branches/sections, and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the ministry are requested to observe Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas every month.

2. When is Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas Celebrated?

All the concerned organizations and institutions under the ministry will celebrate Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas on the first Wednesday of every month during the period of 11 am to 12 noon (tentatively).

3. How is Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas Celebrated?

All the concerned organizations are requested to observe Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas by generating cybersecurity awareness through seminars, workshops, quiz competitions, interactive sessions, case studies, creative sessions and best practices. Conducted on the same day and time every month, these sessions should shed light on the basic protocols of cyber hygiene.

4. Why is Cyber Jagrookta (Awareness) Diwas Necessary?

In India, cyber attacks on PSUs, critical infrastructure and other government organizations have increased on a significant scale:
  • 1. A major Indian oil PSU suffered a cyber attack disrupting its operations 01 in Assam and received a ransom demand of ₹57 crores
  • 2. In 2021, a suspected Pakistani group launched phishing attacks on India’s Critical Infrastructure PSUs from the telecom, power and finance sectors
  • 3. CERT-In reported a total of 11.5 lakh and 12.1 lakh cybersecurity incidents during 2020 and 2021 (up to October) respectively
  • 4. Of these, 54,314 and 32,736 incidents involved various government organizations in 2020 and 2021 (up to October) respectively