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Centre to detect cyber security threats made operational

The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre has been made operational in India. The centre has been set up to scan the country's web traffic and detect cyber security threats.

Aug 10, 2017 13:10 IST
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 Centre to detect cyber security threats made operational The first phase of National Cyber Coordination Centre has been made operational in India. The centre has been set up to scan the country's web traffic and detect cyber security threats.

The information was shared by the Minister of State for Electronics and IT, PP Chaudhary, in a reply to the Lok Sabha on 9 August 2017. "The Government has proposed to set up National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC). Phase-I of NCCC has been made operational," Chaudhary said.

The minister further said that the centre would be scanning the cyberspace in the country for cyber security threats at metadata level to generate situational awareness.

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Along with this, the centre would also be scanning the internet traffic coming into the country to detect real-time cyber threats and alert various organisations as well as internet service providers for timely action.

Necessary powers have been issued to NCCC as per provisions of section 69B of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Rules notified thereunder. The multi-stakeholder body will be implemented by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) at Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

Besides this, the government has also made operational botnet and malware cleaning centre, which will detect malicious software in devices of citizens and clean them.

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