CERT - IN (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Governance)

News-CRUX-10     16th December 2023        

Context: Recently, the Indian government's nodal agency for cyber security, the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), issued a warning regarding multiple vulnerabilities in certain Samsung mobile phones.

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)

  • About: CERT-In is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur.
  • Formed: 19 January 2004
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India
  • Motto: Handling Cyber Security Incidents
  • Objective: Securing Indian cyberspace.


  • Collection, analysis and dissemination of information on cyber incidents.
  • Forecast and alerts of cyber security incidents
  • Emergency measures for handling cyber security incidents
  • Coordination of cyber incident response activities.
  • Issue guidelines, advisories, vulnerability notes and whitepapers relating to information security practices, procedures, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents.
  • Such other functions relating to cyber security as may be prescribed.

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