Hyderabad: Union minister for state for home G. Kishan Reddy said that the Centre has taken several steps to mitigate cyber security incidents.
He said that the Centre has rolled out a scheme for the establishment of an Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre to handle issues related to cybercrime in the country in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
Replying to questions of members in the Lok Sabha with regard to cyber security, he infor-med that the Union of India proposes to set up a National Critical Inform-ation Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protection of critical information infr-astructure in the country.
Stating that use of digital transactions is on the rise globally, including India , he said that continuous efforts are made to secure data and protect systems and networks by deploying appropriate security controls to prevent cyber attacks. He explained to the house that the Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) has been launched for detecting malicious programmes and free tools to remove such programmes. He said that the Centre has given provision for audit of government websites and applications prior to their hosting, and thereafter at regular intervals.
He said that the steps include conducting regular training programmes for network and system administrators and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) of government and critical sector organisations regarding securing IT infrastructure and mitigating cyber attacks....