nscs: India’s security coordinator launches new project to identify privacy, security issues in mobile phones and apps

The Government’s National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has launched a project to identify privacy and security issues in the mobile ecosystem in India and prevent cyber fraud due to application and device vulnerabilities and unsafe habits. users.

Under the project, titled “Assistance to Indian Citizens for Mobile Privacy and Security (I-CAMPS)”, NSCS will create a technology platform with a mobile application and a desktop site to support Indian citizens and citizens. help mitigate the vulnerabilities of their mobile phones due to certain versions of the operating system, preinstalled applications or any other application available in application stores, shows a project document seen by ET.

For this, the NSCS collaborates with the ministries of informatics and communications, finance and the interior, as well as several government departments.

The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) was responsible for the execution of the project working closely with these departments as well as with the Indian Internet industry and security community.

India’s national cybersecurity coordinator Lt. Gen. (ret’d) Rajesh Pant told ET that the project “has just started and will take some time.”

The NCSC has sent letters to some ministries and plans to contact others shortly.

The goal of the project is to create an integrated system capable of bringing together all information related to mobile security and providing citizens with personalized and actionable knowledge to secure their mobile devices.

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