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Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in)

Posted on : 12 Dec 2019

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  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in) was established in January 2004.
  • The main function of CERT-In is to provide early security warning and effective incident response.
  • It operates on 24 x 7 basis and is actively engaging its users with early warning alerts and advisories.
  • It is aimed at catering to the needs of critical sectors, defence, banks, law enforcement & judiciary and e-governance project owners.
  • In the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, CERT-In has been designated to serve as the national agency to perform the functions in the area of cyber security.
  • CERT-In has taken steps to implement National Information Security Assurance Programme (NISAP) to create awareness in government and critical sector organisations.

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  2. 1.Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-in)

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