Cyber Swachhta Kendra launched by CERT-In

Q.  CERT-In has launched which PC and mobile security solution?
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Cyber Forensic Kendra
b. Cyber Swachhta Kendra
c. Cyber Swachh Kendra
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Cyber Swachhta Kendra
Cyber Swachhta Kendra launched by CERT-InAt a time when cyber attacks are increasing, the government through its Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) on 21st Feb 2017 launched Cyber Swachhta Kendra.

This a new desktop and mobile security solution for a secure cyber space in the country.

The new solution will notify, enable cleaning and secure systems of end-users to prevent further infections.

Around 13 banks and internet service providers using this facility.

Cyber Swachhta Kendra will also enhance awareness among citizens regarding botnet and malware infection along with measures to be taken to secure their devices.

National Cyber Coordination Centre will be operational by June 2017. The government also announced it would set up CERT-Ins at the state level as well.

The government will set up 10 more STQC (Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification) testing Facilities.

Testing fee for any start-up that comes up with a digital technology in the quest of cyber security will be reduced by 50 per cent.

Part of the solution, USB Pratirodh is a desktop security solution that controls the usage of removable storage media like pen drives, external hard drives and other USB-supported mass storage devices.

M-Kavach tool offers a comprehensive mobile device security solution for Android devices addressing threats related to mobile phones.

AppSamvid is a desktop solution which protects systems by allowing installation of genuine applications through white listing. This helps in preventing threats from malicious applications.

CERT-in: Know More
  • CERT-In (the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) is a government-controlled information technology (IT) security organization.
  • The purpose of CERT-In is to respond to computer security incidents.
  • It also issues report on vulnerabilities and promote effective IT security practices throughout the country.
  • CERT-In was created by the Indian Department of Information Technology in 2004.
  • CERT organizations throughout the world are independent entities, although there may be coordinated activities among groups.
  • The first CERT group was formed in the United States at Carnegie Mellon University.

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