In keeping with Prime Minister Modiji’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, the All India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA) in association with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Google, and Delhi Police launched the  100 CYBER SECURITY WORKSHOPS in Delhi-NCR colleges. This Launch Programme brings on board all the stake holders- corporate, academic, institutions, non-government organisations, government, bilateral agencies, sociologists, psychologists and the police.

This project is a continuation of the previous pilot project “ Cyber Crime Workshops.”

The ever so fascinating world of cyber space may empower safe users as much as it lures unsuspecting victims into the ever present pitfalls. It has become imperative to keep pace with technological changes and convert fearful victims, especially women  to face  cyber crimes against them confidently  and be  empowered consumers of online services including e-wallets and other payment portals

AIWEFA had launched the 100 Cyber Security Workshops in Colleges campaign on 20 August, 2015. The programme was launched by the Hon’ble Minister Shri.Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Delhi University Vice Chancellor Prof Dinesh Singh and other dignitaries. The first Cyber Security Workshop was held at Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, which was followed by another 18 workshops in Delhi/NCR colleges.

The first four workshops were sponsored by FES , where Cyber Expert Mr. Rakshit Tandon conducted these workshops using his own syllabus. CII secured sponsorship for 20 workshops from Google for AIWEFA. The resource persons and syllabus were from Google India At the end of each workshop, the feedback forms are  distributed and collected. . These are   analysed and report for each college is prepared. AIWEFA also sends a soft copy of the participation certificate to the Principal of the college for distribution amongst the attendees.

In a nut-shell each attendee has expressed that the workshops are really very beneficial and they have learnt a lot about safe guarding their internet & mobile applications. They are keen to share these tips with their friends and relatives and are willing to attend more such workshops.

AIWEFA seeks sponsorships for the rest of the workshops.