A welcome initiative of a dedicated website aimed at Cyber Security support for the public was launched today at Delhi in the form of www.cyberswachhtakendra.gov.in
The website is operated by CERT-In and appears to be supported by Quickheal and is promoted as a Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Center”. One of the objectives of the CSK would be to detect botnet infections in India and notify, enable cleaning and securing systems of end users so as to prevent further infections.
The site proposes to provide Cyber Security information as well as free scanning tools from Quickheal for malware.
It may be noted that during the evolution of Naavi.org over a time, links to many malware removal tools and anti virus tools had been provided (See the archive of a page in 2005 showing link to panda scanning software and virus information links on the left menu) along with the educational aspects now proposed by Cyber Swatchhta Kendra. Naavi.org can take the pride that several years before securing Digital India concept evolved at Government level, we were already setting the trend. Naavi.org has evolved subsequently but we hope that many of its services and suggestions will continue to motivate and guide other institutions including Government agencies in the coming days.
We welcome the CSK initiative and hope it will be maintained properly as it is expected to attract special attention of attackers with an intention to tarnish the image of the Government.
(CSK was a popular abbreviation used by Chennai Super Kings, a team of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since it is no longer in operation as an IPL team, the abbreviation CSK can be used for Cyber Swachchta Kendra. It has otherwise been referred to as the Botnet cleaning and Malware Analysis Center with the abbreviation BCMAC)