In a bid to fight the mounting challenge of Cyber Crimes and give the right direction to the young students who have an inclination towards ethical hacking, Gurugram Police, in association with Society for Safe Gurgaon (SSG) and Indo-Israeli cyber security enterprise, SafeHouse Technologies have organized the 9th edition of Gurugram Police Cyber Security Summer Internship (GPCSSI 2021). This internship is being conducted under the mentorship of ACP Cyber crime Sh Karan Goel and the entire Gurugram police cyber crime team in coordination with Mr Rakshit Tandon – Advisor Cyber Peace foundation. This Summer Internship has been a flagship event since 2013.
The objective of the internship is to yield the potential of these young minds and introducing them with the correct direction towards a Cyber Security Road Map. These individuals are the future of India and with the right guidance, they can be Cyber Safety Ambassadors across the nation who can promote Cyber Safety and help in creating LAW ABIDING NETIZENS.
On the inaugural session Shri K.K. Rao, Commissioner of Police, Gurugram Police said, “We are always in pursuit of excellence for our Cyber Crime Detection Unit, and we understand the need to actively promote Cyber Security among the public. With the help of latest technology, we are updating Public Interface systems and internal police processes, that will enable the department to improve our efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency. With this internship, we want to work with engineering and management students and leverage their assistance to enhance the process. I realized that our dear Students are at home with the lock down there are no colleges, no activities. That is why I wanted to give more and more students this opportunity to join this year. GPCSSI was started in 2013 with 22 interns and today we have more than 5800+ students who registered for GPCSSI 2021.”
Talking about the association, Mr. Aditya Narang, Co-founder & MD-India, SafeHouse Technologies said, “We are honoured to be leading this initiative with GPCSSI 2021. SafeHouse started with a mission of #SecuringIndia, by providing digital security to everyone online. Thanks to initiatives like GPCSSI the awareness around cyber security in India is increasing rapidly and enabling our citizens to be skilled in this domain.”
This year GPCSSI has received record breaking applications. Gurugram Police with a vision to combat Cyber Crimes and realizing the importance of educating and empowering the Young Netizens in 2013 started our Flagship Cyber Security Summer Internship under the Coordination and Training Partner Shri Dr. Rakshit Tandon (Renowned Cyber Security Expert). The internship started on an yearly basis in 2013 with just 22 Interns. The number which became 100 since in 2019 and saw a huge leap with 450 interns in the pandemic of 2020.
On successfully organizing the 9th batch of GPCSSI, Mr. Rakshit Tandon said, “We have seen a rise in Cyber Frauds and misuse of Internet especially during the pandemic and it is the need of the hour to literate more and more individuals to create awareness and what better to train these young minds. These young minds will be our cyber ambassadors and will add to the society. After scrutinizing the valid application we selected 5800+ interns this year given all of them a genuine chance to be a part of our Flagship Event. I am thankful to GURUGRAM POLICE, SafeHouse Technologies and SSG for their unparalleled support.”
On collaborating again with GPCSSI 2021, Mr. Harbhajan Singh, President, Society for Safe Gurgaon (SSG) said, “We are incredibly grateful for associating with GPCSSI two years consecutively. I would also like to congratulate the selected interns to be participating in such an esteemed internship.