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Information Security for Government Officers

 In today’s scenario computer networking is the key to flow of information. It is therefore important to provide cyber security i.e. protecting the Computer Systems and Networks, from hacking, information stealing, corruption etc. and it is required at all levels -personal, corporate, state and national levels.

With the introduction of E-Governance activities in India right from the grass root levels, Information Security has gained high significance. This necessitates development of specialized manpower in this area. The Security Skills required are at various levels including Security awareness, Technical skills in different security disciplines like Intrusion Detection, Deploying Firewalls, Incident Handling etc.

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, ( A unit of DOEACC Society, an autonomous body of Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India) is organizing training programs on Information Security for Government officers.

The program consists of two courses. The foundation course which is at an awareness level meant for normal computer users such as employees, officers and managers who use computers in their day to day activities. This course is of 2 days duration, focusing on cyber security awareness in normal usage of computers.

The advanced course aims to provide system administrators with the knowledge and skills required to understand and   monitor various security threats and plan proper counter measures for the security of their network infrastructure. This 5 days course is emphasizing on practical oriented demos and hands on exercises for system administrators


  • To provide Education & Awareness in the area of Cyber Security to Govt. Employees.
  • To equip the System Administrators / IT professionals of State / Central Govt. Organizations with sufficient skills to handle incidents, to monitor security threats and to prevent intruder attacks.


The duration of the foundation course is 2 days and the maximum intake in a batch is 20. The duration of the advanced course is 5 days and the maximum intake in a batch is 20.


Foundation Course Computer Users, Officers, Managers

Advanced Course System Administrators, Developers, EDP / IT professionals with sufficient knowledge of Windows / UNIX, Networking, System Administration.


Advanced Course


Day1  TCP/IP
 Understanding and recognizing TCP, IP, UDP, ICMP & Ethernet Packets
 Packet Analysis (Demo and Practical)
 Hands on Exercises
Day2  Incident handling and Response
 Vulnerability Analysis, attacks and Management
 Network Attacks like Scanning, Sniffing, Spoofing, Password cracking, Trojans, DoS attack etc  (Practical)
 Hands on Exercises
Day3  Role of Cryptography in Network Security:
 DES & RSA algorithms, SSL, SSH, IPSec based VPN and PGP protocols
 Access & Authentication:
 Access Control in Practice, models, techniques, Role of Kerberos for secure authentication  (Theory with Demos)
 Network Security Protocols and Authentication:
 Installation and Configuration of IPSec, SSL, PGP, Kerberos (Practical)
 Hands on Exercises
Day4  Application Security
 Host System Hardening-Windows & Linux
 Web Server Security, Mail Server Security
 Host and Network based firewall installations and configurations and Understating and  configuring rules, Understanding the IDS Signatures and configuring the IDS
 Hands on Exercises
Day5  Cyber Laws
 IT Act 2000
 Introduction to Computer Forensic & Analysis
 Practical oriented demos

Foundation Course


Day1 Basic Windows Security
Viruses, Worms, and Other Malware
Spyware and Adware
Day2 E-mail Safety
Patching and Updates
Perimeter Security
Web Surfing Privacy and Safety


Classes are handled by experienced faculty who are trained in Information Security in world class institutes like Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, TIFR - Mumbai, and Indian Institute of Science- Bangalore. They are trained both in their area of specialization in IT and also in imparting effective training.


Duly filled Registration form along with the Demand Draft as Course Fee, drawn in favor of Director, DOEACC Centre Calicut, Payable at SBI, Calicut REC Branch can be sent to the Training Officer, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, P.B No. 5, NIT Campus P.O, CALICUT - 673 601, Kerala.

For More Details Contact

Ms Sheela VS,
Project Coordinator, Information Security Training,
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology.
Phone: 0495-2287266


Training Officer,
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology,
PB No. 5, NIT Campus PO,
Calicut - 673601.
Phone: 0495-2287266, 2287124, Fax: 0495-2287168
Email: trng@calicut.nielit.in


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Post Box No. 5, NIT Campus P. O., CALICUT - 673601, Kerala Tel. : 0495-2287266, 2287166 Fax : 0495-2287168
e-mail: info@calicut.nielit.in