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Indian Computer Emergency Response Team

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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) is an office within the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.[3] It is the nodal agency to deal with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing. It strengthens security-related defence of the Indian Internet domain. In March 2014, CERT-In reported a critical flaw in Android Jelly bean's VPN implementation.[5]

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In)
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Agency overview
Formed19 January 2004; 15 years ago (2004-01-19)[1][2]
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India[3]
28°35′11″N 77°14′22″E / 28.58639°N 77.23944°E / 28.58639; 77.23944Coordinates: 28°35′11″N 77°14′22″E / 28.58639°N 77.23944°E / 28.58639; 77.23944
MottoHandling Cyber Security Incidents
Agency executive
  • Sanjay Bahl, Director General[4]
Parent departmentMinistry of Electronics and Information Technology

In December 2013, CERT-In reported there was a rise in the cyber attacks on Government organisations like banking and finance, oil and gas and emergency services. It issued a list of security guidelines to all critical departments.[6]

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in May, 2016 between Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) and Ministry of Cabinet Office, UK. Earlier CERT-In signed MoUs with counterpart/similar organizations in about seven countries - Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Uzbekistan. Ministry of External Affairs has also signed MoU with Cyber Security as one of the areas of cooperation with Shanghai Cooperation Organization. With the MoUs, participating countries can exchange technical information on Cyber attacks, response to cyber security incidents and find solutions to counter the cyber attacks. They can also exchange information on prevalent cyber security policies and best practices. The MoUs helps to strengthen cyber space of signing countries, capacity building and improving relationship between them. [7]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ " About CERT-In". Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b " -- CERT-In". Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Who's who". Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Android's Jelly Bean, Kit Kat under cyber threat in India: CERT-In". NDTV. New Delhi, India. 2 March 2014.
  6. ^ "As cyber attacks rise, government sounds alert". The Hindu. New Delhi, India. 26 December 2013.
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