Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc

[pib] Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)

Mains level: Cyber Security and various protection mechanisms

Union Minister for Home Affairs has inaugurated the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) and also dedicated National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal to the Nation.


  • The scheme to setup I4C was approved in October 2018 to deal with all types of cybercrimes in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
  • At the initiative of Union Ministry for Home Affairs (MHA), 15 States and UTs have given their consent to set up Regional Cyber Crime Coordination Centres at respective States/UTs.
  • It has seven components:
  1. National Cyber Crime Threat Analytics Unit
  2. National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal
  3. National Cyber Crime Training Centre
  4. National Cyber Crime Research and Innovation Centre
  5. National Cyber Crime Forensic Laboratory Ecosystem
  6. Platform for Joint Cyber Crime Investigation Team
  7. Cyber Crime Ecosystem Management Unit

About National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal

  • National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal ( is a citizen-centric initiative that will enable citizens to report cyber crimes online through the portal.
  • All the cyber crime related complaints will be accessed by the concerned law enforcement agencies in the States and Union Territories for taking action as per law.
  • This portal was launched on pilot basis on 30th August, 2019 and it enables filing of all cyber crimes with specific focus on crimes against women, children, particularly child pornography, child sex abuse material, online content pertaining to rapes/gang rapes, etc.
  • This portal also focuses on specific crimes like financial crime and social media related crimes like stalking, cyber bullying, etc.
  • This portal will improve coordination amongst the law enforcement agencies of different States, districts and police stations for dealing with cyber crimes in a coordinated and effective manner.

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