Cyberspace in India continues to face potential threats, and the number of cases has risen in the past decade. As a response to this alarming change and to create secure cyberspace in India, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has now partnered with Kaspersky for online security.
CERT-in partners with Kaspersky
Both of these organizations will be working together to take the next best steps towards improving the overall safety and legitimacy of Indian cyberspace. In October, Kaspersky signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and India’s Government.
This collaboration would bring multiple actions in the world of cyberspace under its purview. For instance, Kaspersky and CERT-In would work together to discover, diagnose, and quickly neutralize digital threats that may impact the users of the Indian cyberspace.
These threats may include information about multiple scams, phishing information, and compromises that may affect the computing systems of Indian users. Kaspersky would also have the role of incident management and critical information protection in the long run. CERT-In would use its powers to ensure the sustainable reach of these new security measures.
According to the MoU signed by the organizations, several hybrid projects would be either launched or improved. For instance, the organization would be working with the Kaspersky Innovative Arm, which will help the variety of Indian startups enhance their cybersecurity options and create innovations in the department.
It may not be the first collaboration the Indian government has made with a digital tech firm, though. In the past, several governmental organizations have accepted the helping hand from popular developers, tech brands, and security experts from different parts of the world.
However, this collaboration is unique because its impact would be widespread and visible to the common man. Due to the increasing number of cases in the country, Kaspersky’s supervision would lead to a better diagnosis of threats before impacting users.
CERT-In, founded in 2004, has been making noticeable changes in Indian cyberspace for a while and said that it would take the best leverage of “Kaspersky’s expertise and access to global data.”