Steps taken to strengthen Cyber-Security – UPSC GS3

Steps taken:
  • Central Government is taking measure to strengthen Cert-IN (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team), the governments’ cyber security arm
  • Mandatory for all organisations having a significant IT infrastructure will need to appoint cyber security officers.
  • State Certs are being planned by Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Jharkhand.
  • Three sectoral Certs in power sector viz. generation, transmission and distribution also have been set up in addition to the existing banking sector one.
  • National cyber coordination centre (NCCC) is being set up to provide near real time situational awareness and rapid response. This project will be completed in 5 years at a cost of Rs 985 crore. The Phase 1 of NCCC is expected to be operational by March 2017.
  • The Central Government will also launch Botnet Centre shortly
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