"We are setting up 'botnet' cleaning and malware analysis centre within three months. It will automatically detect botnets that trigger various cyber crimes and suggest the device owner to remove it from their device with help of our facility," IT Secretary R S Sharma said.
     
The project is a part of Digital India programme and aims to create safe and secure cyber space, Sharma said.
    
The centre is being set up with an outlay of about Rs 100 crore and national cyber security watchdog Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (ICERT) has selected vendor for the same.
    
Botnet is a network of malicious softwares that can steal information, take control of device function and carry out cyber attacks like Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) that prevent access of websites.
    
Explaining operational details of the centre, ICERT Director General B J Srinath said, "We will take help of internet service providers (ISP) to execute it. The owner of infected device will get message from ISP about the infection. The person can remove it by downloading a solution from CERT website. It will not cost anything to them."
     
"We have also notified e-mail policy and working on details of its implementation. This policy is aimed at making official communication safe," he said.