New Delhi, NFAPost: The Indian government’s National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) has launched a project to identify privacy and security issues in the mobile ecosystem in India and also to prevent cyber fraud from applications and device vulnerabilities along with insecure user habits.
NSCS is collaborating with various ministries, including the Ministry of IT and Communications together with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Interior together with various government departments for the project called Indian Citizens Assistance for Mobile Privacy & Security (I-CAMPS).
Under the project, the NCSC will create a technology platform with a mobile application and desktop website to support Indian citizens and help them mitigate the vulnerabilities in their handsets arising from specific operating system versions and pre-installed apps or any other app available in app stores.
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has been tasked with carrying out this project by working closely with the departments along with the Indian internet industry and the security community.
IAMAI Head of I-CAMPs and Advisor – Cyber Security and Mobile Security Satyendra Verma said the work has started on several levels.
“The basic framework is being developed so far. There will be a central database in the middle and the information will be available as an API. If users want specific information, they can use the app. It will register the phone and apps that are used and will provide curated information to the app regarding vulnerabilities,” said Satyendra Verma.
He added that the project will take 6-8 months to get completed due to coordination required between different ministries and departments.