Appknox has been a CERT-In empanelled qualified IT Security Auditor. It is an acknowledgment of our technical expertise in conducting information security audits. As an empanelled auditor, Appknox is qualified to conduct a vulnerability assessment and penetration testing audits of software applications and networks while issuing the respective certificates to corporate and government organizations that pass the audit.
The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is a national initiative to tackle emerging challenges in the area of information security and country-level security risks and vulnerabilities incidents as and when they happen.
In its effort to create a qualified panel of the security Auditing organization, CERT-In has adopted a stringent process to evaluate the participants. This is to verify the participating organization’s technical knowledge and skill to perform an information security audit.
The certification process involves an online practice test and conducting a real-world vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on a web-server hosted by CERT-In. To be successful you need to identify at least 90% of the vulnerabilities present on the web-server.
What Does it Mean For Us at Appknox?
Appknox has been a great contributor to the information security sector, particularly in the payment security industry. Our empanelled auditors evaluate information security risks and regulate the efficiency of information security controls.
CERT-In is part of the Government of India's Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur.
Appknox has been CERT-IN Empanelled in 2019. We come with a core expertise of mobile application security and have been working with a diverse range of financial institutions, the Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest banks in India, Nigeria, GCC region to secure their mobile apps.
Appknox brings a 360-degree security framework by helping developers, security researchers, enterprises to build a safe and secure mobile ecosystem using a system plus human approach to outsmart the smartest of hackers.
"This empanelment is an acknowledgment of the expertise and domain knowledge that we have built in managing information and data security over the last 5 years. For organizations that get their IT infrastructure audited by Appknox, can be rest assured that best-in-class practices and benchmarks, as recommended by CERT-IN are used to conduct the audits".
The empanelment also empowers Appknox to carry out IT security audits, including vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of the networked IT infrastructure of various government organizations.
Why Should You Choose the CERT-IN Empanelled Security Company for Your Auditing Services?
CERT-IN is the primary central team that is responsible for any computer security related issues in India. It is an initiative by the government for tackling unforeseen challenges in the information security sector. It's the national agency designated to perform various functions in cybersecurity such as – collection and dissemination of information on cyber incidents, forecasts and alerts of cyber incidents, emergency response management, and issuing guidelines, advisories and vulnerability notes.
CERT-In empanel IT Security Auditing Organisations for auditing, including vulnerability assessment and penetration testing of computer systems, networks and applications of various organisations of the Government and those in other sectors of the Indian economy. The IT Security Auditing Organisations, so empanelled by CERT-In, will determine the effectiveness of IT Security controls over information resources and assets that support operations in the auditee organisations, and will determine vulnerabilities in their IT infrastructure.
If you are planning to work with the Government of India or any other regulated industry in India you need to get your application audited by CERT-IN vendor as requested by vertical-specific regulators. Further, being CERT-In empanelled enhances your organisations credibility in conducting IT security audit and ensuring the necessary compliance and best practices are being followed.