Published: 14th June 2020
Cyber Jagrithi Programme's course on Udemy will help you stay safe against rampant cybercrime
Cyber Jagrithi Programme has conducted offlines workshops at Nalla Narsimha Reddy College, BITS Pilani, St Martin's Engineering College and many more, even at a college in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
As the focus now shifts to the virtual world, there is an increase in cybercrimes too. As per the UN disarmament chief, one cyberattack is happening every 39 seconds. That itself should be reason enough for you to sign up for Cyber Jagrithi Programme's (CJP) new and first self-paced online course, Cyber Crimes and its Preventive Measures on Udemy. Believe it or not, within the first ten hours, they crossed 1,000 sign ups and now, they have crossed the 10,000 mark as well. People from over 160 countries have signed up for this course. Beat that!
Rupesh during a session | (Pic: CJP)
CJP is the brainchild of Rupesh Mittal who is best known as a Cyber Consultant who has worked with the Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women and Children cell in Andhra Pradesh in 2017. Through CJP, Rupesh used to conduct workshops on cybercrimes in schools and colleges and has impacted over 3,000 students. But he wanted to continue the good work despite the lockdown so he took it online. "We divided the course into 20 sections which included everything from cybercrimes against women and children to those on social media," says the 23-year-old. In fact, after the Bois Locker Room incident, Rupesh, who will soon be pursuing his PG in Cyber Laws from NALSAR University of Law, divided the cybercrimes against women and children into two segments to make the one-hour-22-minute-long beginners course more relevant. He even went to great lengths like recording the video at 4 am to keep background noise to a bare minimum. "All this was also to fulfil my mission to spread awareness to over 10,000 people this year," says the cybercrime expert. Well, it looks like he has achieved his target even before half the year could pass us by.
A few members who helped him work on the content are Pooja Singh, Sai Divya Gudapati, Rahul Pandey and Nikhil Chowdary
And if this course leaves you wanting more, don't worry, because soon, the REX Karmaveer Chakra awardee is going to come up with another cybercrime course and this time, he will bring in the law perspective. Also in the works is a fact-checker group he is building. To counter the misinformation floating around, they have trained 20 interns across the country who will verify any news sent to them via a WhatsApp number they plan to officially launch soon.
Rupesh with a police officer during a session | (Pic: CJP)
Additional points to be learnt through the course
- Tips for cyber safety
- Social media safety guidelines
- Internet safety
- Measures for prevention from cyber crimes
For more on them, check out cyberjagrithi.co