CERT-In to conduct security audit of COVID-19 data-THE HINDU-27-04-2020


In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Sprinklr deal, the State government has decided to carry out a security audit by CERT-In, the nodal agency responsible for dealing with cyber security threats, of the various data collected by the government departments and agencies related to COVID-19. The agency will have to execute the security audit of the data stored in the Amazon cloud platform in line with the guidelines of the government. The KSITM Director has been asked to execute a Non-Disclosure Agreement with the agency before commencing the audit, which shall include conditions to ensure security of data shared for audit purpose. The government felt it necessary to analyse the data collected using data analytics techniques and tools and to ensure the security of the data collected and captured in the Cloud system, says the order issued by the Electronics and Information Technology Department.

-based company to collate the personal health data collected by field-level workers from nearly 1.75 lakh people categorised as “vulnerable and potentially exposed” to the pandemic.

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