Empowering Bhutan’s Cyber Security: Successful Conclusion of Cyber Hygiene Training Program 


Thimphu, Bhutan, June 2024 – A significant step towards advocating cyber security was achieved in Bhutan with the successful completion of the cyber security training and certification program.  

This initiative was organised by our Local Program Partner, Bodhi Media and Communication Institute (BMCI), in collaboration with the ICDL Accredited Test Centre, Department of ICT, Royal Institute of Management. 

The training program, which focused on enhancing cyber hygiene practices, was supported by a grant from the APNIC Foundation through the Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia). The program successfully brought together 80 professionals from government agencies, private sector companies, civil society organisations (CSOs), and corporations. 

Held in Thimphu, the initiative aimed to raise awareness about the critical importance of cyber security and provided participants with practical tips on safeguarding their personal and professional information online. Given the increasing complexity and frequency of cyber threats, this training was a vital step towards strengthening Bhutan’s cyber security landscape. 

Participants engaged in interactive sessions covering various aspects of cyber hygiene, from understanding cyber threats to implementing best practices for cyber security. The workshop offered practical measures to protect digital presence and information, addressing both local and global cyber security challenges. 

This initiative marks a significant milestone in ICDL mission to enhance digital skills and cyber security awareness across the globe. We are proud to support BMCI in their efforts to equip professionals in Bhutan with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate today’s digital landscape safely and effectively. 

Official Recommendation of ICDL Program by GovTech Bhutan 

ICDL Bhutan’s Local Programme Partner, Bodhi Media and Communication Institute (BMCI), has also recently received official recognition from the Government Technology (GovTech) Agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan. This recognition commends BMCI’s efforts in promoting digital literacy in Bhutan. GovTech Bhutan acknowledges the significance of the ICDL program in advancing the national digital literacy objective and emphasises the synergy in enhancing the digital skills of citizens in Bhutan.  

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