Steps Taken to Deal with Cyber Crime and Cyber Security

  1. Minister of State for Home Affairs has informed the Parliament about the steps taken by the Government to deal with Cyber Crime and Cyber Security.
  2. The Government has launched the online cybercrime reporting portal to enable complainants to report complaints pertaining to Child Pornography or sexually explicit content. 
  3. The Central Government has also rolled out a scheme for establishment of Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre(I4C) to handle issues related to cybercrime in the country in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
  4. The government has also established a National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre(NCIIPC) for protection of critical information infrastructure in the country.
  5. Further,Cyber Swachhta Kendra (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) has also been launched for providing detection of malicious programmes and free tools to remove such programmes.
  6. Government has also formulated Crisis Management Plan for countering cyber attacks and cyber terrorism.
  7. The government has also been conducting cyber security mock drills and exercises regularly to enable assessment of cyber security posture and preparedness of organizations in Government and critical sector.
  8. The government has also asked all organizations providing digital services to report cyber security incidents to CERT-In expeditiously.
  9. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-In) is an office within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.It is the nodal agency to deal with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing.