Asia Pacific CERT (APCERT) Discuss Building Trust in Digital Economy (Download PDF)


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First ever Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Open Conference was held in India in New Delhi on November 15, 2017. Indian Compute Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) received the host country award from the APCERT, handed over by Japan CERT (JPCERT).

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  • CERT’s from 22 digital Asia Pacific economies participated along with participation from USA, Europe, Industry, Academia, Government and Media totaling to over 350 professionals

  • Conference discussed response mechanisms in the complex and evolving threat landscape for Building Trust in the Digital Economy.

Important Announcements

  • For supporting PhD scholars in digital technologies, government will offer PhD scholarships in cyber security to candidates from Asia Pacific in any of the 100 leading universities of India, including IITs and IISc.

  • Innovation in cyber security is a big focus with more than 100 cyber security product companies in India

  • Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) preference will be provided by all procuring entities in the government to domestically manufactured and produced Cyber Security Products.

  • Government working with Data Security Council of India to conduct Challenge Grant for cyber security to encourage start-ups in innovative technologies.

    Importance of CERT

    • Many Asia Pacific economies now increasingly dependent on public network applications such as online banking, online stock trading, e-business, e-government and e-customs.

    • Protection of the national information infrastructures critical to the region’s political and economic stability and security.

    • Attacks on information infrastructures are increasing in frequency, sophistication and scale.

    • For example, the Code Red II Internet worm integrated characteristics of a computer virus, Trojan, Worm, and Hacking activity to propagate quickly across the Internet and infect massive numbers of host computers.

    About Asia Pacific CERT

    • Address urgent need for cybersecurity with operational focus and be openess to all suitably qualified CERTs and CSIRTs in the Asia Pacific region.

    • APCERT creates a safe, clean and reliable cyber space in the Asia Pacific Region through global collaboration.

  • India was selected to be part of the steering committee of APCERT along with 6 (Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan) other countries to shape the agenda for the next 2 years across the region.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 20, 2017


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