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Source: The post is based on the article “CERT-In hosts Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy” for 13 countries as part of International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group” published in PIB on 1st September 2022.
What is the News?
Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India in collaboration with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has successfully designed and conducted the Cyber Security Exercise “Synergy” for 13 countries.
What is Exercise Synergy?
Type: Cyber Security Exercise
Conducted by: Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT-In) in collaboration with the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore(CSA) for 13 countries.
Aim: To exchange best practices among member-states to build network resiliency against ransomware and cyber extortion attacks.
The exercise was conducted as part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group which is being led by India under the leadership of National Security Council Secretariat(NSCS).
Theme: “Building Network Resiliency to counter Ransomware Attacks”.
Scenario: The exercise scenario was derived from real-life cyber incidents, in which a domestic level (limited impact) ransomware incident escalates to a global cyber security crisis.
Significance: The exercise was successful in meeting its objectives and provided insights for better coordination and cooperation among CRI Member States to build network resiliency and counter ransomware attacks.