Microsoft, CERT join hands for Internet security

By : |April 28, 2009 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Software giant Microsoft India, in partnership with CERT India, a national incident response Centre for major computer security incidents, today announced the launch of ‘’, a website aimed at disseminating information on online safety and security to diverse audiences.

In today’s environment, where more than 97 per cent of e-mail messages sent over the Internet are unwanted – they have malicious attachments, are phishing attacks, or are spam.

There is an increased prevalence of rogue security software (according to Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 6) or where security issues are a reason of worry even for the most sophisticated and ardent of online users.

‘’ is an effort to address these issues, deliver suggestions and prescriptive guidance on safeguarding security, said a press release.

Regular updates on matters of safety and security, downloads, good-to-use tips and suggestions, would be some of the features that the website provides.

Dr Gulshan Rai, director general, CERT- India said, “The issue of online security and safety is becoming increasingly pivotal. The website ‘’ empowers the technology users with knowledge and information related with the various facets of online security.”

With the Internet connected users in India expected to rise exponentially, it is important to ensure that the users have complete knowledge of what they are doing on the Internet., would provide specific information on online safety and security to women, parents, teachers, children, or even SMBs, said the release.

The website can be viewed in four different languages, English, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil, reaching a large audience base, added the release.

“As a company, Microsoft has a long-standing commitment to online safety. Our partnerships with the Government organizations such as CERT-IN, associations, education and NGO sectors coupled with capacity building support for Law Enforcement Agencies underpin everything we do, ” Karan Bajwa, general manager, Public Sector, Microsoft India

He further said that they believe that the strength of would bring significant and tangible benefits to the computer and Internet users all across India. The site would keep dynamically evolving to respond to the dynamic needs.

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