CERT-K launched in Kerala

Computer Emergency Response Team-Kerala (CERT-K), that monitors various cyber security related matters for Government of Kerala, has successfully prevented a major cyber threat on govt sites by hackers on New Year eve.

Last Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 13:51 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: Computer Emergency Response Team-Kerala (CERT-K), a nodel agency for monitoring various cyber security related matters for Government of Kerala, has successfully prevented a major cyber threat on government sites by hackers on New Year eve.

Based on alerts received from intelligence sources, the team, formed in tune with national CERT-India, took preventive measures to check the hacking, CERT-K Director N Krishnan told reporters here.

Around 40 incidents of hacking of government sites happened in the last one and half months and the team successfully traced the IP addresses.

Apart from government agencies, the CERT-K would also take up the cyber crime complaints of private parties as well. In this context, he said the agency would look into the recent hacking of KPCC site if any formal request was made on that.

Similarly, CERT-K would co-ordinate with various law enforcement agencies to check and remove any obscene pictures or contents from sites in case of any complaint was lodged.

It would also enhance the security of Sate Government`s Communications and Information Infrastructure through proactive action and effective collaboration, the official
said.

Cheif Minister V S Achutanandan today formally launched CERT-K here.

PTI

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