The Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd (SCTL) has been chosen for the deployment of honeypot sensors, a computer security system used to detect and prevent cyberattacks, as part of a national-level project.
The Indian computer emergency response team (CERT-IN), which has been set up to prevent and respond to cyberattacks against the Indian cyberspace, and ministry of electronics and information technology are implementing a national-level project called national cyber coordination centre (NCCC).
NCCC aims at enhancing the security of Indian cyberspace by recognizing the importance and need for cyber threat situational awareness. SCTL has been identified for honeypot sensor deployment under NCCC.
SCTL has received a communication in this regard. CERT-IN will provide adequate hardware and software for the initiative. SCTL will provide space and 24×7 power for the server device. SCTL will also provide the required internet bandwidth to set up a honey pot server and collect data from deployed honey pot sensors.
SCTL will get access to a common centralized honey net portal which will in turn aid in securing systems within the organizational network of SCTL against cyber threats.