Certification Programmes in IT & Cyber Security for Senior Management


The Reserve Bank of India has recently emphasised the need to enhance the management’s awareness in banks, of the IT and Cyber Security issues in a systematic and structured manner and advised that they undergo awareness /certification programmes in this area.

This is a critical need since banks have increasingly become targets for cyberattacks as the criminals eye financial gain and target infrastructure of banks. Recent years have seen a series of malware based attacks like crypto-ransomware and attacks on SWIFT infrastructure. DDoS is also envisaged as an emerging threat for banks.

There are attacks exploiting customers too. Examples include phishing/vishing scams or exploiting vulnerabilities of the devices that customers are using. Hence, banks are required to adopt manifold strategies to combat cyber-attacks. On the one hand, they have to embrace new technologies to protect their infrastructure. On the other side, they have to take awareness initiatives for their employees and customers.


The objective of this e-programme is to enlighten the participants with the knowledge of cyber defence. In turn, it will help banks to strengthen their cyber security posture. The two-day e-programme aims to cover several aspects of cyber security and cyber forensics.

Exposure to relevant clauses of IT Acts will also help participants to understand their position in the techno-legal scenario that arises due to cyberattacks. The e-programme will strengthen the participants in cyber security, enabling them to guide the banks in adopting appropriate technologies and strategies to counter cyber threats.

Course Contents

  • Basic Principles of Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Governance
  • IT Risk Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • Roles of Business Heads in Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Framework
  • Trends and Techniques in Cyber Security

Participants Profile

Senior Management of Banks (CGMs, GMs, DGMs)


This two-day e-programme will be offered till March 2023 on the following dates:

  • February 08 – 09, 2023
  • February 22 – 23, 2023
  • March 09 – 10, 2023
  • March 20 – 21, 2023

Assessment and Certification

The Assessment and Certification process would include Group Discussion, Presentations, Case Study, Online Quiz, etc. On successful completion, participants would be awarded the “Certificate in IT and Cyber Security”.

The Assessment and Certification of the programmes is done under the guidance of the Certification Programmes Advisory Committee headed by Prof. H. Krishnamurthy, Chief Research Scientist, IISc.-SERC, Bangalore.

Fee Details

The fee for this e-programme is Rs 23,600/- (Rs 20,000 + 18% GST) per participant. The fee can be remitted through NEFT to the following account after receipt of confirmation of nomination from IDRBT:

Mode & Timings of Programme

Mode : Online Mode
Timings : 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM

Last Date for Receipt of Nomination

The nominations may please sent to by e-mail to certprogram(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in. While nominating, please provide the details of the participants (Name, Designation, Bank, Mobile No./Phone No., E-mail Address) in the nomination letter. Also, the nominating authority details (Name, Designation, Bank, Mobile No. / Phone No., E-mail Address, Fees billing address, GST No. of the bank).

The last date of receipt of nomination is ten days before the commencement of the respective programme. However, in view of limited capacity for each programme, confirmation would be based on first-come first-serve basis.

Programme Contact

For queries, if any, please contact:
Dr. S Rashmi Dev, AGM, IDRBT / Shri K. Srinivas / Shri D. Chaitanya, Administrative Executives, IDRBT, through certprogram(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in / dchaitanya(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in / ksrinivas(at)idrbt(dot)ac(dot)in / or (040) 2329 4124 / (040) 2329 4121 / (040) 2329 4163.