Cybersecurity solutions provider MicroWorld Technologies announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for a cybersecurity collaboration. Both Microworld and CERT-In will work together to mitigate the evolving cyberthreats and further enhance the overall cybersecurity posture in the country.
As per the MoU, MicroWorld will facilitate cooperation for detecting latest cyberthreats like malware/botnet attacks. CERT-In will also provide a platform on its “Cyber Swachhta Kendra” (Botnet Cleaning and Malware Analysis Centre) website for users to access MicroWorld’s eScan antivirus bot removal toolkit, which enables users to scan their Windows-based systems and prevent viruses like adware, spyware, and other forms of malware. The Cyber Swachhta Kendra is a part of the Government of India’s Digital India initiative operated by CERT-In.
Sanjay Bahl, Director General, CERT-In said, “As the complexity, frequency, and sophistication of malware continues to increase impacting the end user digital devices, there is a need for appropriate tools in the hands of citizens to safeguard themselves. The eScan tool from MicroWorld will help towards the vision of making India cyber swachh and build technical capacities within the country while safeguarding citizens from malware threats.”
Govind Rammurthy, Managing Director and CEO of MicroWorld Technologies, said, “IT security is a matter of grave concern in these trying times. eScan Antivirus Toolkit – will be available through CERT-In’s Cyber Swachhta Kendra platform for users across the country to utilize for free and stay secure. We aim to secure the country’s cyberspace with our futuristic and proactive technology with the aim of defending against any malignant advances that would arise from the digital universe.”