Quick Heal Technologies Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). The MoU is to further improve computer security readiness and raise awareness about the importance of secure systems, using software patches, and more. CERT-In and Quick Heal have also agreed to co-operate for the detection of latest cyber security threats. In addition, both parties will conduct executive information exchange programs and training.
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Quick Heal Technologies Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, also referred as CERT-In on March 11th, 2016. CERT-In is an organization established under the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology.
The MoU is to further improve computer security readiness and raise awareness around the importance of keeping systems secure, using software patch updates and adopting current security practices and procedures. The MoU is aimed at working together to address the increasingly complex problems associated with computer security and computer-related crime.
CERT-In and Quick Heal Technologies Limited are constantly working towards enhancing the overall security of the computing environment through their commitment to security, protection against cyber-threats, hacking incidences, privacy protection etc.
In the MoU, they have agreed to co-operate for detection of latest cyber security threats that can adversely impact the information assets and privacy of the general users in the country. Also to devise appropriate security measures and security tools to enable such users to secure their systems.
Commenting on the MoU, Kailash Katkar, MD & CEO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited said: “We are very excited to collaborate with CERT-In and we see this as an opportunity to provide our expertise for combatting computer and network security incidents occurring in the country.” He further added: “We consider creating awareness around cyber security as our primary responsibility and our teams have been constantly innovating to introduce cutting edge security solutions for consumers and enterprises to equip them to combat the evolving threat landscape. This MoU is yet another effort towards building safe and secure IT environments and online experiences in the country.”
Commenting on the MoU, Mr. B.J. Srinath, Group Coordinator (E-Securtiy), DeitY said: “We are glad that we are working with Quick Heal, a pioneer in the IT security solutions industry. We are confident that this association will work towards effectively managing cyber security incidents in India. This will also help in mitigating them to the maximum extent possible.” Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General of CERT-In added further: “Quick Heal has been proactive in releasing threat reports, forecasts and alerts for cyber security and we look forward to leveraging these capabilities and expertise to benefit the public at large.”
As a part of the MoU both CERT-In and Quick Heal will conduct executive information exchange programs and trainings which will help in developing proactive response capabilities. Their representatives will speak at customer education and outreach activities within the country. They will also provide the required material for customer education and outreach activities.