India’s cyber security watchdog CERT-In recently found “multiple vulnerabilities” in the popular Google Chrome operating system (OS), which can even bypass security on the targeted system.
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Dimensions of the Article:
- About CERT-In
- Key Objectives
- National Nodal Agency: CERT-In serves as the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents in India.
- Affiliation: It operates as a functional organization under the Ministry of Information & Electronics Technology.
- Objective: The primary objective of CERT-In is to secure Indian cyberspace.
- Operational Since: CERT-In has been operational since January 2004.
- Designation by IT Act (2000): The Information Technology Act of 2000 designates CERT-In as the national agency with specific functions in the field of cybersecurity.
- Mandated Functions: Includes the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information on cyber incidents, issuing alerts, emergency measures, coordination of incident response, and providing guidelines and advisories.
- Constituency: CERT-In’s constituency is the Indian cyber community and Indian cyberspace.
- Service Recipients: CERT-In provides services to organizations in the Government, Public, and Private sectors, as well as to individuals and home users.
- Information Disclosure: Disclosure of information follows Indian Constitutional laws.
- Collaborations: CERT-In collaborates with organizations within and outside the country, law enforcement, academia, industry, service providers, research institutions, and individuals involved in cybersecurity.
- Prevention: Preventing cyber attacks against the country’s cyberspace.
- Response: Responding to cyber attacks and minimizing damage and recovery time.
- Vulnerability Reduction: Reducing national vulnerability to cyber attacks.
- Awareness Enhancement: Enhancing security awareness among common citizens.
-Source: Times of India