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MHA brings robust system to secure its computers, block pornographic material

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has put in place a robust system to check external attempts to infiltrate into its computer network, and block access to pornographic materials on its systems, officials said.

This came after former Union G Pillai had said that some subordinate staff in the MHA would see pornographic content on Internet and download malware in office, leading to compromise of the computer networks.

"Intrusion prevention system, intrusion detection system, anti-virus and anti-malware have been put in place. It is a very robust system to ensure foolproof in the MHA computer networks," an said. A network policy, network monitoring and fireball have also been put in place.

Another said as the fireball has been installed, no employee in the MHA can watch pornography in office computers. The fireball against pornographic websites has been installed as such video clips may have attached

Addressing the maiden Finsec Conclave in yesterday, Pillai had said, "When I was the Union almost 8-9 years ago, every 60 days we would find the entire computers compromised".

Pillai, who chairs the non-profit Data Council of (DSCI) promoted by Nasscom, said senior ministry officials used to be busy with meetings till late in the evening because of which the subordinate staff would have to stay back in the offices for post-meeting work.

"So what will they (subordinates) do? They go and open the internet and they are on porn sites and so on and so forth, and download all sorts of things that come up with all the malware," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 16:35 IST
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