Digital Swachhata Kendra! Govt to set up cyber security centre to clean malwares, botnets

The new initiative is likely to be called 'Digital Swachhata Kendra' which will keep a tap on malwares and botnets affecting systems across the country.

Dec 21, 2015 02:12 IST India Infoline News Service

Modi government is, reportedly, preparing sweeping changes in the digital space and is said to be preparing to launch a new campaign to maintain the digital hygiene of the country. The new initiative is likely to be called 'Digital Swachhata Kendra' which will keep a tap on malwares and botnets affecting systems across the country.

Reports state that the pilot project for the same has been initiated and Rs. 100 crore has been assigned for the operation. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has been given the responsibility to implement and execute the project as a part of the country's Digital India campaign. CERT-In will build a cyber hygiene centre to study and analyse the malwares.

As per reports, CERT-In is working with anti-virus vendors to develop effective solutions to deal with cyber-attacks.  Former secretary of the Department of Electronics and IT RS Sharma announced plans for the centre in May this year. 

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