Cautions against ‘online invasions’
Srinagar: The implementation of e-Office in the Civil Secretariat including Raj Bhawan J&K has brought about a great deal of efficiency, the government said Thursday even as it asked the concerned to remain cautious regarding online invasions and hacking attempts.
“The implementation of e-Office in the Civil Secretariat including Raj Bhawan J&K has brought about a great deal of efficiency in the overall working and disposal of Government business in the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, besides ensuring functionality of the Government both at Jammu as well as in Srinagar, reads a government order, a copy of which lies with GNS, adding, “Notwithstanding these benefits, this onlrne system like any other IT based systems, is susceptible to online invasions especially ethical hacking, key tagger, phishing, denial of service, etc”
While security of this system is being strengthened, dangers of hacking cannot be over ruled, it said.
“All e-Office users therefore, have to remain extra cautious and vigilant in respect of potential online invasions and hacking attempts.”
Accordingly, in order to make all users aware of the security risks, a Security Advisory has been received from National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre, Government of India, a unit of National Technical Research Organization (NTRG) with respect to Cyber Hygiene of e-Office, it said.
“it is enjoined upon all e-Office users to be mindful of online invasions and interventions like Hacking / Phishing / Denial of Service attacks etc for Cyber Hygiene of e-Office. If any such case arises, the same shall be reported to the authorities of the UT Government.”(GNS)