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China, Sri Lanka CERTs sign cyber security MoU

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China’s National Computer network Emergency Response technical Team Coordination Centre (CNCERT/CC), and Sri Lanka’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordinating Centre (Sri Lanka CERT|CC) entered into an important MoU  recently. 

 

Challenges on information infrastructure

Participating in the signing of the MoU held at the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Sri Lanka CERT|CC Chairman Earle Fernando said:  “By this MoU, both CNCERT|CC and Sri Lanka CERT|CC agree to cooperate in ensuring cyber security in both countries” . Speaking further on the occasion the Chairman of Sri Lanka CERT|CC, a subsidiary of ICTA, said:  . 

Information networks have become important infrastructures in both China and Sri Lanka. In recent years, increasing serious cyber attacks brought severe challenges on information infrastructures of both countries. As cyber attacks are generally cross-border and cross-network events, it is necessary for information network protectors to join together in order to cope with the challenges of network security”.

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ICTA and SLSI host ISO’s Steering Committee 2 and Working Group 2 meetings

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The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) hosted the International Standards  Organisation’s  (ISO) Steering Committee 2 (SC2) and Working Group 2 (WG2) meetings in Colombo recently.

ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 is the international standardisation working group of the International Standards Organisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for the Universal Character Set (i.e. the Universal Multiple-Octet Coded Character Set - ISO/IEC 10646).   ISO is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards.

The scope of the Working Group 2 is to develop the Universal coded character set that encompasses all the world's language scripts, all the symbols and characters used in IT.  Each character in the Universal Character set is identified by a unique code.  ISO works with the Unicode Consortium to develop the Universal Character set.

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UNCITRAL-RCAP seminar in Colombo

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UNCITRAL-RCAP seminar in Colombo ends raising hopes in electronic commerce law and secured transactions

The two-day South Asia seminar on Electronic Commerce Law and  Secured Transactions regime held in Colombo ended recently  raising hopes of great days in this sector in the future.

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law - Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific (UNCITRAL-RCAP)  conducted the seminar as its 2014 South Asia Seminar. 

The first day’s first address was the  welcome speech by  ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Chairman Senior Presidential  Advisor  and Peradeniya University Chancellor Professor P. W. Epashinghe. The Professor said: “UNCITRAL is the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law and a legal body. It has a  universal membership specialising in commercial law reform worldwide for over 40 years.

UNCITRAL’s business is the modernisation and harmonisation of rules on international business. Trade means faster growth, higher living standards, and new opportunities through commerce. In order to increase these opportunities worldwide, UNCITRAL is formulating modern, fair, and harmonised rules on commercial transactions.”

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