The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre, set up to scan the country’s web traffic to detect cyber security threats has become operational.
National Cyber Coordination Centre, scans internet traffic coming into the country to detect real-time cyber threat and alert various organisations as well as internet service providers for timely action.
The Centre will scan the cyberspace in the country for cyber security threats at metadata level to generate situational awareness.
The government has also made operational botnet and malware cleaning centre that will detect malicious software in devices of citizens and clean them.
The ” Cyber Swachhta Kendra ” (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) is a part of the Government of India’s Digital India initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) to create a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections in India and to notify, enable cleaning and securing systems of end users so as to prevent further infections.
The ” Cyber Swachhta Kendra ” (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) is set up in accordance with the objectives of the “National Cyber Security Policy”, which envisages creating a secure cyber eco system in the country.
This centre operates in close coordination and collaboration with Internet Service Providers and Product/Antivirus companies. This website provides information and tools to users to secure their systems/devices.
This centre is being operated by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under provisions of Section 70B of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
Given below are details of some of the tools released for citizens:
USB Pratirodh -A desktop security solution, which protects from USB mass storage device threats.
AppSamvid – A desktop solution which protects systems by allowing installation of genuine applications through white listing. This helps in preventing threats from malicious applications.
M-Kavach – An indigenously developed solution to address the security threats in mobiles.