Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team| Coordination Centre (Sri Lanka CERT|CC), a subsidiary of ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), joined hands with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to help banks mitigate computer and internet related crime. This combined effort to combat cyber-attacks and financial frauds took place when a Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for Banks was launched recently. BankCSIRT will provide cyber security for all of Sri Lanka’s 23 banks through a common platform to handle information security related incidents in the banking and finance sector.
The launch of the BankCSIRT initiative held at CBSL was graced by President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga (Chief Guest), Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal and ICTA Chairman Professor P. W. Epasinghe. Amongst those present were Deputy Governors of the Central Bank, Mr Ananda Silva and Dr P N Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka CERT CEO Lal Dias, LankaClear CEO/GM Sunimal Weerasooriya, ICTA Director/ Legal Advisor Jayantha Fernando, Director IT Central Bank, Mrs R A S M Dayarate and CEO’s as well as CIO’s of Banks and senior officials of CBSL.