CERT-IN Syllabus GS Paper 3 – Disaster Management)

News-CRUX-10     18th January 2024        

Context: A critical vulnerability that exposed the personal details of top industrialists, celebrities, sports personalities and others in the country has been fixed by the Corporate Affairs Ministry months after a cybersecurity expert flagged the issue.

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.
  • Functions:

oCollection, analysis and dissemination of information on cyber incidents.

oForecast and alerts of cyber security incidents

oEmergency measures for handling cyber security incidents

oCoordination of cyber incident response activities.

oIssue guidelines, advisories, vulnerability notes and whitepapers relating to information security practices, procedures, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents.

oSuch other functions relating to cyber security as may be prescribed.