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CERT-In Detects Over 14L Cybersecurity Incidents in 2021, Telecom News, ET Telecom

New Delhi: The central government told Rajya Sabha on Friday that India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) observed over 14 lakh cyber security incidents in 2021.

Responding to a question posed by MP for Biju Janata Dal Sujeet Kumar, Minister of Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrashekhar said, “The Computer Emergency Response Team India (CERT-In) is mandated to monitor and monitor cybersecurity incidents in India. CERT-In reported that a total number of 14,02,809 cybersecurity incidents were reported in the year 2021.”

Kumar wanted to know the number of cyberattacks tracked and reported by CERT-In in 2021.

Chandrashekhar further stated that CERT-In has reported cyber security incidents in various sectors such as e-commerce, energy, finance, government, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications , transport, etc.

CERT-In is the nodal national agency to respond to computer security incidents as they occur.

Talking about the measures taken by the ministry to prevent cybersecurity incidents and protect cyberspace from such harm, the Minister said that CERT-In regularly issues alerts and notices regarding the latest cyber threats or vulnerabilities and countermeasures to protect computers and networks.

“The government is committed to ensuring that the Internet in India is open, secure and reliable, and accountable to all users. CERT-In is mandated to track and monitor cybersecurity incidents in India,” the minister added.

CERT-In regularly issues alerts and advisories on the latest cyber threats/vulnerabilities and countermeasures to protect computers and networks at regular intervals.

CERT-In has constituted 96 security audit organizations to support and audit the implementation of information security best practices and it has formulated a cyber crisis management plan to counter cyber attacks and cyber terrorism to be implemented implemented by all Central Government Ministries/Departments, State/UT Governments and their critical organizations and sectors, the Minister added in the written response.