The Lok Sabha was informed today that, India is currently working with 15 countries to exchange the information on cyber crime and bilateral cooperation to fight with it.

Responding to a question, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said “India is working for bilateral cooperation with about 15 countries to exchange the information and data relating to cyber crimes and related judicial cooperation.”

The government data presented in an Lok Sabha shows that,”There has a steady increase in the number of government website that have been hacked since 2014.”

The government has formed a computer emergencies response team to test the threat of cyber-security  in the energy sectors.

“According to the information provided by the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technologies, in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, a total number of 155, 164, 199 and 39 central ministries as well as the state agencies website were hacked, respectively”, the Minister said.

Aher said the government had formed an Expert Groups to study the gaps and challenges in the fight against cyber crimes in the country and prepare a roadmap for its effective resolution and make a recommendations on all its aspects.

India’s largest Bank SBI has provided more than 2.75 lakh of its endpoints infrastructure technology to bundles with the global cyber security provider Trend Micro Inc.

“On the basis of the recommendations made by expert groups for the prevention of Cyber crime against Women and Children schemes (CCWPC) was approved by the government,” he added.

CCWPC was created with the aim to provide online platform for the dissemination of Cyber crime, Cyber-forensic laboratories in the states and UT, research and development (R&D) sites and capacity building in law enforcement agencies against cyber crime throughout the country.

“Indian cyber crime coordination center (I4C) scheme has been placed before the competent authority for appraisal,” He added.

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