CERT-In,MeitY & India’s micro-blogging platform Koo collaborate for Cyber Security Awareness

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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, and India’s multi-lingual micro-blogging platform Koo are jointly executing citizen outreach activity to create awareness on cyber security this October.

This , which is observed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

This collaboration aims to increase public awareness on the need to stay safe and secure online and leverages the theme – Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart. CERT-In and Koo App will boost awareness on issues such as phishing, hacking, personal information security, password and PIN management, avoiding clickbait and protecting one’s privacy while using public Wi-Fi, according to a Telangana Today report.

Koo App will run this campaign across multiple Indian languages to strengthen the outreach amongst internet users from across the country. A slew of contests will be held to enhance engagement and knowledge sharing on this crucial subject.

“As a unique social media platform that empowers Indians to engage and connect across multiple languages, we seek to empower our users with crucial information pertaining to aspects of cyber security and privacy – which is needed to make the interconnected world much more secure and resilient,” said Aprameya Radhakrishna, co-founder & CEO, Koo App.

“People are the weakest link in cyber security. To sensitise citizens and increase cyber security awareness amongst them, CERT-In is observing Cyber Security Awareness Month during October 2021 with the theme ‘Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart’. Towards this, various citizen-oriented campaigns as well as training programmes for the technical cyber security community in India are in progress,” Dr Sanjay Bahl, director general, CERT-In.

27th October 2021

This event will discuss how security leaders are adopting the challenges to reduce data breaches and threat intelligence mechanisms along with a zero trust architecture and adopting best practices in building a new era in the cybersecurity space leading to a strong DC preventing private information from being exposed. Register for free now.

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