J&K: UT government to undertake security audit of their departmental websites/applications

In Jammu and Kashmir, the UT government has directed its departments to undertake security audit of their departmental websites/applications through Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-In) empanelled agencies within a period of one month. Akashvani Jammu Correspondent reports that in a move aimed at the protecting the government websites/applications against cyber threat, the General Administration Department (GAD) has directed all administrative departments/heads of departments/deputy commissioners/managing directors of various public sector undertakings (PSUs)/Boards/Corporations to ensure security audit of their departmental websites/applications.

The Information Technology department has time-and-again issued instructions to all the administrative departments/heads of departments/deputy commissioners/managing Directors of various PSUS/Boards/Corporations etc. to ensure security audit of their  websites/applications periodically, at least once a year, in compliance with security policy, guidelines, and procedures, laid down by the CERT-In and   Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. The GAD, however, noticed that many such websites are still unaudited. Notwithstanding the instructions, it has been observed that large number of websites hosted on State Data Centre by different departments are still un-audited resulting in increased risk of cyber-attacks as also reported by  the CERT-In which serves as the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents.

Source link

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top