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Sri Lanka CERT plays an active role at APCERT

 

    The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) that was established in 2003 to enhance cooperation between CERTs in the Asia Pacific region celebrated its 10th Birthday in grand style.


    The 10th APCERT Conference and the Annual General Meeting was held from 24th to 28th March 2013, hosted by CERT Australia at the Novotel Hotel in Brisbane. It was a great opportunity for cyber security professionals to compare experiences and related issues and to share knowledge and expertise.


    As a full member of APCERT, Sri Lanka CERT|CC which is the national body for cyber security in Sri Lanka participated at this event. The theme of Then, Now and Beyond allowed all the teams to review the past and present, and look to the future.


    Sri Lanka CERT actively contributed to the success of several working groups for APCERT policy development and the development of a new operational framework in order to meet the new challenges facing the internet infrastructure in the region, and Sri Lanka CERTís CEO Lal Dias served as the pro tem Chairman in the election of a governing council for APCERT.


    In a well attended public conference that was held immediately following the Annual General Meeting, featuring some imminent speakers from around the world, Sri Lanka CERTís Principal Information Security Engineer Rohana Palliyaguru chaired a panel discussion on the topic "Malware, Hacking and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)".


     
         

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