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Indian Computer Emergency Response Team

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team:

India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) recently issued a warning for a high-severity vulnerability reported in Google Chrome for desktops.

  • CERT-In is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur.
  • It is a functional organisation of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, with the objective of securing Indian cyberspace.
  • CERT-In has been operational since January 2004.
  • The constituency of CERT-In is the Indian cyber community and Indian cyberspace.
  • The Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, designated CERT-In to serve as the national agency to perform the following functions in the area of cybersecurity:
    • Collection, analysis and dissemination of information on cyber incidents.
    • Forecasts 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.
  • CERT-In provides services to organizations in the Government, Public, and Private sectors. In addition, CERT-In provides services to individuals and home users as well.
  • Disclosure of information will be followed in accordance with Indian Constitutional laws.