Current Affairs 18th August 2021

1. News : Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)

Source: The Hindu

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  • Established in 2004, it is an organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, with the objective of securing Indian cyberspace.
  • It is the nodal agency which deals with cybersecurity threats like hacking and phishing.
  • CERT-In has been designated to perform the following functions in the area of cybersecurity:
  • Collection, analysis and dissemination of information on cyber incidents.
  • Forecast and alerts of cybersecurity incidents
  • Emergency measures for handling cybersecurity incidents
  • Coordination of cyber incident response activities.
  • Issue guidelines, advisories, vulnerability notes and whitepapers relating to information security practices, procedures, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents.
  • Such other functions relating to cybersecurity as may be prescribed

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