12th India Security Summit

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  1. Recently, the 12th India Security Summit was held in New Delhi.The theme of the summit was “Towards New National Cyber Security Strategy”.
  2. During the conference,many issues were discussed such as protection of critical national infrastructure and emerging cyber threats: incidents, challenges and responses.
  3. The Union minister said that cyber security is crucial for digital Governance and its broad ecosystem.He said that the Government has taken various measures to counter cyber threat.
  4. The Ministry of Home Affairs has established Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) to combat cybercrime in the country, in a coordinated and effective manner.
  5. The “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) is a part of the Government of India’s Digital India initiative under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).It is being operated by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-In).
  6. It aims to create a secure cyberspace by detecting botnet infections in India and to notify, enable cleaning and securing systems of end users so as to prevent further infections.
  7. In addition,Cyber Swachhta Kendra will also strive to create awareness among citizens to secure their data, computers, mobile phones and devices such as home routers.