About Us


Cyber attacks come in many forms, such as Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, website defacement and unauthorized access to systems. These are committed by a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations such as Fraudsters, terrorist groups and even thrill seekers. A national CERT|CC (Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Co-ordination Center) acts as the focal point for Cyber security for a nation. It is the single trusted source of advice about the latest threats and vulnerabilities affecting computer systems and networks, and a source of expertise to assist the nation, in responding to and recovering from Cyber attacks.

In anticipation of increased cyber security incidents as Sri Lanka’s IT infrastructure grows, Sri Lanka CERT|CC was established as Sri Lanka’s National CERT, by the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). It is registered as a Private Limited Liability Company, and is a fully owned subsidiary of the ICTA.

We are mandated to protect our Constituency, both by reacting to attacks and by proactively strengthening security against potential attacks.



“To be Sri Lanka’s flagship organization and trusted source of advice on threats and vulnerabilities to Information Systems through proactive prevention and effective action.”



To be the single and the most trusted point of contact for Information Security in Sri Lanka


To protect Information Technology users in the Public and Private Sector Organizations and the General Public by providing up-to-date information on potential threats and vulnerabilities and by undertaking computer emergency response handling services

To Act as the most authoritative national source for all ICT security related issues across the nation

Link with other CERTS and CSIRTS around the world to share the knowledge and know-how relating to Information Security


About Sri Lanka CERT|CC

Q: What is Sri Lanka CERT|CC?
Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Centre (Sri Lanka CERT) is the single trusted source of advice about the latest threats and vulnerabilities affecting computer systems and networks, and a source of expertise to assist the nation and member organizations, in responding to and recovering from Cyber attacks. It was set up in June 2006, in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka.

Q: Who runs Sri Lanka CERT|CC?
Sri Lanka CERT|CC is wholly owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and it’s subscribers are the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure of Sri Lanka

Q: How can I contact Sri Lanka CERT|CC?
Room 4-112, BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 2691 692; +94 11 2679 888
Fax: +94 11 2691 064


Sri Lanka CERT|CC Services

Q: What are the services provided by Sri Lanka CERT|CC?
Sri Lanka CERT|CC provides three types of services to its constituency. They are responsive services, awareness services and consultancy services. The responsive services include incident handling and digital forensics while awareness services include the provision of a technology watch, providing virus alerts, conducting seminars & workshops and providing a knowledgebase on our website. Services such as technical audits, penetration testing, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, advisory for national security policy development are covered in our consultancy services.

Q: How can I report an incident?
Sri Lanka CERT|CC provides several channels to report an incident. You may fill the incident reporting form on our website, contact us through telephone, send us a fax or email us with the details of your incident.

Q: As a constituent what are the free services I am entitled to?

  • • Responsive services (Remote support only)
  • • Incident Handling
  • • Awareness services (From our website & public media only)
  • • Technology watch
  • • Alerts
  • • Knowledgebase

Q: How will Sri Lanka CERT|CC make aware of a major incident?
Sri Lanka CERT|CC will disseminate information about the incident and the precautions that need to be taken, through all publicly accessible media. In addition, members will be entitled to receive.



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