Empowering Women in Cyber Security: A Paradigm Shift at IIMT University

Empowering Women in Cyber Security: A Paradigm Shift at IIMT University

In a world where cyber threats loom large and digital security is paramount, the need for skilled professionals in cyber security has never been greater. Recognizing this urgency, IIMT University in Meerut has taken a pioneering step towards empowering women in the field of cyber security through a comprehensive 15-day workshop. This initiative marks a significant milestone in the journey towards gender inclusivity and excellence in the realm of digital protection.

Inauguration and Welcome Ceremony

On the auspicious day of 22nd February 2024, The School of Basic Sciences and Technology at IIMT University witnessed the inauguration of a Cyber Security Workshop tailored specifically for women. The event commenced with traditional rituals, including the lighting of the lamp and Saraswati Vandana, symbolizing the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment.

Distinguished guests, including Mrs. Rachna Chaudhary, Head of the School of Computer Science, and Mr. Vikas Kumar, Head of the School of Basic Sciences and Technology, graced the occasion with their presence and warm welcome. A symbolic gesture of greenery was extended to the guests, signifying the growth and prosperity that this initiative aims to cultivate.

Addressing the Need for Cyber Security

In his address, Professor Dr. Atul Kumar Agarwal, Dean of the School of Basic Sciences and Technology, underscored the escalating risks in the cyber landscape and emphasized the pivotal role of cyber security in safeguarding digital assets. His impassioned plea resonated with the audience, urging them to wholeheartedly embrace this training program as a catalyst for personal and professional growth.

Insights from Industry Experts

Mr. Satyendra Narayan, Relationship Manager of the ICT Academy, shed light on the practical significance of cyber security in everyday life. He elucidated the myriad job opportunities that await skilled professionals in this domain and urged the participants to seize this golden opportunity with unwavering commitment. His insights served as a compelling call to action, inspiring the attendees to embark on this transformative journey with zeal and determination.

Course Overview and Objectives

Trainer Harshit Bharadwaj from Delhi provided a comprehensive overview of the course curriculum, encompassing both theoretical principles and practical applications. Through hands-on training and interactive sessions, participants will acquire a holistic understanding of cyber security fundamentals, equipping them with the requisite skills to tackle emerging threats in the digital realm.

Women Empowerment in Cyber Security: A Vision Unveiled

Women empowerment in cyber security heralds a paradigm shift in the traditionally male-dominated field, fostering greater inclusivity and diversity. At its core, it entails creating an enabling environment where women are not only encouraged to pursue careers in cyber security but are also provided with the necessary support and resources to thrive.

Key Pillars of Women Empowerment in Cyber Security

  1. Education and Training: IIMT University is committed to providing accessible and inclusive educational opportunities for women to acquire skills and knowledge in cyber security. Through formal education, training programs, workshops, and mentorship initiatives, we aim to bridge the gender gap and empower women to excel in this dynamic field.
  2. Recruitment and Retention: Our institution is dedicated to implementing strategies that attract and retain talented women in cyber security careers. By offering scholarships, internships, and flexible work arrangements, we strive to create a supportive ecosystem where women can flourish and advance in their chosen profession.
  3. Leadership Development: We recognize the importance of nurturing female leaders in cyber security and offer robust leadership development programs. Through mentorship, networking, and sponsorship initiatives, we empower women to assume leadership roles and drive positive change in the industry.
  4. Awareness and Advocacy: IIMT University actively engages in raising awareness about the importance of gender diversity and inclusion in cyber security. By promoting positive role models and success stories of women in the field, we seek to inspire and empower the next generation of female cyber security professionals.
  5. Collaboration and Partnerships: We believe in the power of collaboration and actively partner with industry stakeholders, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations to advance women empowerment initiatives in cyber security. Together, we can harness collective expertise and resources to create a more inclusive and equitable cyber security landscape.

Center of Excellence for Women's Empowerment

IIMT University serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for aspiring women in cyber security. Our dedicated Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for the Center of Excellence is:

Name: Dr. Sanghamitra Sharma
Email: sanghmitraas_cet@iimtindia.net

For more information about our initiatives and programs, please contact Dr. Sanghamitra Sharma.

Leadership Endorsement

The leadership team, comprising Chancellor Mr. Yogesh Mohan Ji Gupta, Pro-Chancellor Dr. Mayank Agrawal, and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Deepa Sharma, extends their wholehearted support and best wishes to all participants. Their unwavering commitment to gender equality and empowerment serves as a beacon of inspiration for the entire university community.

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22-Feb-2024

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