CERT-IN launched “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” to secure cyber space

In digital world, cyber-attacks are increasing by day, the government through its Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) on Tuesday launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra – a new desktop and mobile security solution for a secure cyber space in the country. They will provide you to notify, enable cleaning and secure systems of end-users to prevent further infections. The Cyber Swachhta Kendra is part of the government of India’s Digital India initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

In India, over 50,300 cyber-security incidents such as website defacement, phishing, ransomware, virus and denial of service attacks have been observed during 2016.

Our Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that “Launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre), an imp milestone in various initiatives taken on cyber-security. Launched USB Pratirodh, which will control the unauthorised usage of removable USB storage media devices like pen drives, external hard drives. Launched App Samvid, to protect Desktops from suspicious applications from running”.

Main objectives of the Cyber Swachhta Kendra is to comply of the National Cyber Security Policy which aims at creating a secure cyber eco-system in the country. According to the new website of the analysis centre, it will operate in close coordination and collaboration with Internet service providers and antivirus companies.