India witnessed 36.29 lakh cyber security incidents since 2019 till Jun this year: Govt

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A whopping 36.29 million cyber security incidents were reported in the country from 2019 till last month and the government has taken several steps to check such designs, Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra said on Tuesday.

“According to the information reported and monitored by the Indian Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total of 3,94,499, 11,58,208, 14,02,809 and 67,4021 cyber security incidents were observed during 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively. .(by June), respectively,” he said in the Lok Sabha in response to a written question.

The minister said the government has taken several measures to improve the cyber security posture and prevent cyber attacks, including issuing warnings and advisories regarding the latest cyber threats and vulnerabilities and countermeasures to regularly protect computers and networks.

The government operates an automated cyber threat exchange platform to proactively collect, analyze and share tailored alerts with organizations across sectors for proactive threat mitigation actions, he said.

The Minister of State for Home Affairs said the government has issued guidelines for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) regarding their key roles and responsibilities for application and infrastructure security and compliance.

All government websites and apps are audited for cybersecurity before they are hosted, and auditing of websites and apps is done regularly after hosting, he said.

The government also has impanelleimpanelity audit organizations to support and audit the implementation of information security best practices, he said.

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