Source: The post is based on the article “India & UK conducts Counter Ransomware Exercise for 26 Nations” published in PIB on 6th September 2022
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India’s National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) and the UK Government in collaboration with BAE Systems has successfully conducted the virtual Cyber Exercise on Ransomware Resilience for 26 Countries.
About Virtual Cyber Exercise on Ransomware Resilience
Conducted by: India’s National Security Council Secretariat(NSCS) and the UK Government in collaboration with BAE Systems
Part of: The exercise has been conducted as part of the International Counter Ransomware Initiative- Resilience Working Group which is being led by India under the leadership of the National Cyber Security Coordinator(NCSC).
Aim of the exercise: To allow participating countries to test their capability to respond to a major ransomware incident and to demonstrate the benefit of sharing information and collaborating during a major cyber incident.
Participating countries: Around 26 countries and their respective organizations participated in the exercise.
Theme of the exercise: It is based on the Energy Sector in which the respective National Cyber Crisis Management Teams of the participating nations will have to deal with a ransomware attack on multiple electricity distribution companies.