Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy”

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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India in collaboration with the Cyber Security Agency (CSA) of Singapore successfully designed and conducted a cyber security exercise “Synergy” for 13 countries on 31 August.


  • It is a part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group.
  • The group is led by India under the leadership of the National Security Council Secretariat.

  • Theme - “Building Network Resiliency to Counter Ransomware Attacks”.

  • Exercise 'Synergy' was hosted by CERT-In on its exercise simulation platform.

  • Each state participated as a National Crisis Management Team composed of different government agencies.

Aims of the Exercise :

  • To exchange best practices among member-states to make the network resilient against attacks such as ransomware and cyber extortion.

About CERT- In :

  • It is a government-mandated information technology (IT) security organisation.

  • Its purpose is to respond to computer security incidents, report on vulnerabilities and promote effective IT security practices throughout the country.

  • It was created by the Indian Department of Information Technology in 2004.

Functions of CERT-In :

  • Collection, analysis and dissemination of information on cyber attacks.

  • Cyber Security Incident Forecasting and Alerts

  • Emergency measures to deal with cyber attacks

  • Coordinating cyber incident response activities

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