In a bid to increase public awareness on the need to stay safe and secure online, Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, and India’s multi-lingual micro-blogging platform Koo are joined hands. With this collaboration, both will boost aware people on issues like phishing, hacking, personal information security, password and PIN management, avoiding clickbait and protecting one’s privacy while using public Wi-Fi.
“We are pleased to associate with CERT-In, the National Nodal Agency for incident response, to build awareness on cyber security, which we believe is part of Koo’s continued efforts to make social media a safe, trustworthy and reliable platform for internet users” said Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and CEO, Koo App.
The App will run this campaign across multiple Indian languages to strengthen the outreach amongst internet users from across the country. A slew of contests will be held to enhance engagement and knowledge sharing on this crucial subject, with winners getting exciting prizes. The campaign will run through October 2021 with the theme ‘Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart’. The month, October will be observed as National Cyber Security Awareness Month.
“People are the weakest link in cyber security. To sensitize citizens and increase cyber security awareness amongst them, CERT-In is observing Cyber Security Awareness Month during October 2021 with the theme ‘Do Your Part, #BeCyberSmart’. Towards this, various citizen-oriented campaigns as well as training programs for the technical cyber security community in India are in progress. The collaboration with Koo is a step in this direction for the digital age citizens to enjoy their online experience in a safe and secure manner,” said Dr. Sanjay Bahl, Director General, CERT-In.
Koo was founded in March 2020 as a multilingual micro-blogging platform in Indian languages.