Cyber attacks come in many forms, such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, website defacement and unauthorized access to systems. These are committed by a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations such as Fraudsters, terrorist groups and even thrill seekers.
A national CERT|CC (Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Co-ordination Center) acts as the focal point for Cyber security for a nation. It is the single trusted source of advice about the latest threats and vulnerabilities affecting computer systems and networks, and a source of expertise to assist the nation, in responding to and recovering from Cyber attacks.
In anticipation of increased cyber security incidents as Sri Lanka’s IT infrastructure grows, Sri Lanka CERT|CC was established as Sri Lanka’s National CERT, by the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). It is registered as a Private Limited Liability Company, and is a fully owned subsidiary of the ICTA.
We are mandated to protect our Constituency, both by reacting to attacks and by proactively strengthening security against potential attacks.
“To be Sri Lanka’s flagship organization and trusted source of advice on threats and vulnerabilities to Information Systems through proactive prevention and effective action.”
To be the single and the most trusted point of contact for Information Security in Sri Lanka
To protect Information Technology users in the Public and Private Sector Organizations and the General Public by providing up-to-date information on potential threats and vulnerabilities and by undertaking computer emergency response handling services
To Act as the most authoritative national source for all ICT security related issues across the nation
Link with other CERTS and CSIRTS around the world to share the knowledge and know-how relating to Information Security