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Unique cyber security course launched for young minds

New Delhi, Feb 20: In a bid to bring awareness among the youth regarding the growing cyber attacks and cyberbullying, Delhi-based IT risk assessment and digital security services provider Lucideus on Monday launched a first-of-its-kind cyber security course. Titled Cyber Whiz Kids, the course will delve into topics like basics of computers, hardware and software, basics of networking and how computers communicate with each other, smartphones, basics of programming and the security of each one of them.

Students from class 8 can enrol for the month-long course of 26 Hours (12 classes and a two-hour exam) that will teach them how to securely create and mage their email inboxes along with a dedicated module on social media security. The course, starting from the first week of April, is priced at Rs 15,000 per student and will include lab practice, classes, certificate and an e-toolkit. “The idea is not only to increase awareness but also show a career path to students who may want to join the information security industry in the future,” Rahul Tyagi, Vice President (Training) at Lucideus, told IANS. “The course will increase digital literacy in the country and also significantly reduce case of cyber bullying, phishing, vishing and many such frauds which happen due to lack of awareness,” Tyagi added. (IANS)