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India towards Digital Swachhta: The Government launched free Anti Virus for their Netigens.

India towards Digital Swachhta: The Government launched free Anti Virus for their Netigens.The Ministry of IT department, India has launched botnet cleaning and anti-malware analysis centre on Feb 21, 2017 with Rs 90 crore to provide free anti virus to computers and mobile phones for to be safe form vulnerabilities.

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the IT Minister Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad directed ISP’s all over India for “encourage their consumers to come on board, and utilize the free Botnet and Anti-Malware software.” As these days cyber attacks are most commonly happening, while India moving towards cashless online payment system. “Everyone should be prepare for being safe and protect their privacy themselves from hackers.

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“The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) will identify the infected systems and send it to ISPs and banks. These ISPs and banks will locate the user and refer them the link of the centre, launched in name of Cyber Swachhta Kendra. The project has budget outlay of Rs 90 crore for the period of 5 years.” Cert-In Director General Sanjay Bahl said.

As of now 58 ISPs and 13 banks have come on board to use this system.

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The Ministry also launched M – Kavach for security and anti-theft solution for Smartphones, USB Pratirodh to ensure only authorized user can able to access pen drive and App-Samvid for identifying genuine authorized applications at the time of installation.

The minister directed Cert-In to also set up National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) by June. And approved Rs 900 crore for NCCC which will monitor and handle cyber attacks on Indian internet space in real time.

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“As Prime Minister said Cyber Attacks are akin to comparable to bloodless war. Cyber Security is going to ba a big area of digital growth, digital employment and digital commerce,” Prasad said.

The government has reduced testing fee by half for the Start-ups to encourage their products in the field of cyber security. While Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC), a division under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, charges testing fee in the range of Rs 8-10 lakh per case but startups in the field of cyber security will need to pay only around 4-5 lakhs.

Mr. Prasad said that to reinforce cyber security in the country, CERTs will be set up at state level as well and 10 more STQC testing facilities will set up.

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