Kaspersky joins hands with CERT-In to keep cyber threats at bay, focus on privacy protection

The partnership will help towards creating a safe & secure digital economy.

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According to researchers at Check Point, the daily average of ransomware attacks rose by 50% in India in the second quarter of 2020, making it the second-most attacked country, globally.
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Cyber security firm Kaspersky has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Computer Emergency Response (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India for collaboration in the area of information security.

“As the complexity, frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks continue to increase, the pandemic has amply highlighted that we are co-dependent, interconnected & vulnerable. Our partnership with Kaspersky will help towards creating a robust, safe, secure and resilient digital economy in a vibrant digital India,” said Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director-General, CERT.

Through this venture, Kaspersky will look to thwart potential cyber-attacks by focusing on privacy protection, reliability, incident response, and integrity of computer networks in the country.


Through this MoU Kaspersky and CERT-In will work together for building a cooperative relationship and facilitate the fulfilment of mutual goals for creating a safe & secure cyber space in the country. Both entities have independently been successful in recognizing and nullifying threats. Kaspersky said that this partnership would expand CERT’s capabilities by pooling resources – especially with access to global data on evolving threat landscapes.

Genie Gan, Head of Public Affairs for Asia Pacific, Kaspersky said, “This MOU is a stepping- stone toward the much-needed collaboration between two crucial entities in the field of cyber security. Considering the complex nature of cyber threats that we are encountering in today’s world, such a strategic partnership between Kaspersky and CERT-In is not only necessary but also inevitable.”

The partnership will also see the execution of joint projects aimed at accelerating the devekopment of Indian start-ups in this domain, through mentorship provided by Kaspersky iHub. It will also invlude technical exchange on incident analysis and response, cyber security audit, and malware analysis.
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According to researchers at Check Point, an internet security organization, the daily average of ransomware attacks rose by 50% in India in the second quarter of 2020, making it the second-most attacked country, globally.

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