India launches ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’ for Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, India has launched a new mission named ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra‘ for ensuring Digital security and privacy by Botnet cleaning and Malware Analysis under the Digital India initiative. The Indian Government has put forward a large step to the cyber security for all Indian Citizen by spending Rs. 90 Crores (900 Million INR) for the mission, by providing free Antiviruses and Anti-Malware for smartphones and computers.

The Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre works by adjoining over 58 ISPs and 13 Banks across the country. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert-In) will collect the data and details from the infected systems and will handover the user details including IP address to the ISPs and Banks. So that they could send appropriate advice and measurements to make their computers safer. 

IT Ministry also launched a bunch of software along with Cyber Swachhta Kendra like  M-Kavach to ensure smartphone security and anti-theft system,  USB Pratirodh to ensure authorized access to USB drives,  and AppSamvid to ensure the genuinity of Apps while installing. Antivirus company QuickHeal also cooperates with the government in the Cyber Swachhta Kendra mission by providing free antivirus for both smartphones and PCs.

Safety and security is integral. As the Prime Minister said cyber threat is akin to bloodless war. I don’t have slightest doubt cyber security is not only going to be big area of Digital Swachh Bharat but also going to be big area of digital growth, digital employment and digital commerce

commented  IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad while launching the products. The Government is planning to include startups to make Cyber Security stronger all over the country with reduced expenditure.

Find more at Govt. of India’s official website for Cyber Swachhta Kendra