The team is headed by Israel's National Security Council and has broader areas of expertise than the Defence Ministry, which oversees exports of NSO Group's Pegasus software, a source said.
There have been a string of hacking incidents involving Indian firms in the recent past, including Bigbasket, BuyUcoin, JusPay, Upstox and others.
The SecWAN, the computer network linking the various departments in the Secretariat, is suspected to have been infiltrated even by foreign hackers.
Alphabet Inc's Google said it removed more than 70 of the malicious add-ons from its official Chrome Web Store after being alerted by the researchers last month.
The CPI is unlikely to take a public stance as no party meetings are held during the lockdown period.
Senior politburo member S Ramachandran Pillai said there was nothing wrong in the government's decision to seek the services of the US-based firm to tackle the COVID crisis in the state.
The arrest of the seven navy officials for leaking sensitive information to Pakistani agents had exposed lapses in the security apparatus placed around critical assets in India.
Whether you're heading for a family trip this Christmas or a quick New Year getaway, it's easy to forget to secure your devices and data amidst the festivities.
Opposition parties attacked the government in the Lok Sabha for a growing "snooping industry" under its watch and alleged that the bill violated the Constitution.
Last month, the Facebook-owned company had showed that Indian journalists and human rights activists were among those globally spied upon by unnamed entities using Pegasus spyware.