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Govt employees asked not to use third-party VPN, Google Drive and Dropbox

Ten-page guideline from National Informatics Centre issues 'do's and don'ts' for cyber security

The use of VPNs did not re­main confined to business applications.
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The NIC’s 10-page guideline asks employees not to use third party toolbars, like download manager or weather tool bar in internet browsers, or external email services for "official communication"

BS Web Team New Delhi
Indian government employees are advised not to use third-party virtual private networks (VPN) and cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox, according to a 24-point "cyber security don’ts" issued by the state’s National Informatics Centre (NIC).  
The NIC’s 10-page guideline asks employees not to use third party toolbars, like download manager or weather tool bar in internet browsers, or external email services for "official communication".

"Don’t use any 3rd party anonymization services (ex: Nord VPN, Express VPN, Tor, Proxies, etc.),” says the eighth point of don’ts. That advisory comes weeks after NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Surfshark, and Tor pulled out of India after

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 10:52 PM IST

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