The Central government on Thursday launched a national-level ‘hackathon’ for youngsters across the country. The aim of the hackathon is to address cyber security challenges and cybercrimes in the country by identifying innovative ideas and technological solutions given by the participants
As per the officials, youngsters from educational institutions across the country and registered start-ups can participate in the “KAVACH 2023” hackathon to look for robust, secure, and influential technological solutions for cyber security by applying their technical expertise and innovative skills.
KAVACH 2023 is one of its kind national hackathon, which is conducted by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell in association with AICTE, the Bureau of Police Research and Development, and the Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (Ministry of Home Affairs).
The KAVACH-2023 will be conducted in two phases. In the first phase, the problem statements, along with various buckets such as fake news, social media, dark web, women safety, phishing detection, video analytics and CCTV, obscene content detection, spam alert, malware analysis, and digital forensics, would be posed to the public.
Following this willing participants are expected to develop digital solutions for the statements using robust technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, augmented reality, and virtual reality, and submit their concepts on the portal of Kavach-2023.
The grand finale of the hackathon is going to be held from July 12-14 and will be a 36-hour-long event during which selected youths will participate to find robust, secure, and effective technological solutions.
Total prize money worth Rs 20 lakh will be awarded to the winning teams.