CERT-IN protecting the cyber security space of India Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN)
Formed to arm the Indian cyber space, CERT-In has been designated under the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008. Its primary role is to raise awareness among India’s cyber community, to provide technical assistance and advice to help them recover from computer security incidents. It serves in the area of cyber security as a nodal agency to perform - Collecting, analysing and disseminating information on cyber incidents; Forecasting and alerting of cyber security incidents; issuing emergency measures for handling cyber security incidents; Coordination of cyber incident response activities and Issuing guidelines, advisories, vulnerability notes and whitepapers relating to information security practices, procedures, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents.
The agency has signed few Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)with ministries of seven countries like Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Uzbekistan which encourages the participating companies to exchange technical information on cyber-attacks, response to cyber security incidents and find solutions to counter the cyber-attacks. The MoUs will also help to strengthen cyber space of signing countries, capacity building and improving relationship between them.
Head of the organization – Sanjay Bahl (Director General)
Website - https://www.cert-in.org.in/