The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team Coordination Centre (Sri Lanka CERT|CC) played an active role in celebrating Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team’s (APCERT) 10th anniversary recently. Sir Lanka CERT |CC is a subsidiary of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).
Set up in 2003 to enhance cooperation between region’s CERTs, APCERT marked its 10th anniversary with the 10th APCERT Conference and Annual General Meeting from 24th to 28th March ultimo.
CERT Australia hosted the twin event at the Novotel Hotel in Brisbane, Australia. The two-pronged event was a great opportunity for cyber security professionals to compare experiences and related issues and to share knowledge and expertise.
Sri Lanka CERT|CC the national body for cyber security in Sri Lanka and a full member of APCERT made a substantial contribution to the celebration, themed “Then, Now and Beyond”. As self-evident, the theme afforded all the teams the opportunity to review the past and the present, and look to the future.
Sri Lanka CERT actively contributed to the success of several working groups for APCERT policy development and the development of a new operational framework. The purpose of this policy development and new operational framework development was to meet the new challenges facing the internet infrastructure in the region. Sri Lanka CERT CEO Lal Dias served as the pro tem Chairman in the election of a governing council for APCERT.