The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) today has effectively finished its yearly bore to test the reaction capacity of driving Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) from the Asia Pacific economies.
For the fifth time, APCERT involved the participation of members from the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) in this annual drill.
The theme of the APCERT Drill 2016 was “An Evolving Cyber Threat and Financial Fraud”. The exercise reflects real incidents and problems that exist on the Internet. The scenario, for this year, simulated a contemporary cyber threat with financial motivation that targets to defraud individual and financial institutions.
Throughout the exercise, the participating teams activated and tested their incident handling arrangements. This drill included the need to interact both locally and internationally, with CSIRTs/CERTs and victim organizations, for the coordinated suspension of malicious infrastructure, analysis of malicious code, as well as notification and assistance to affected entities.
This occurrence reaction exercise, which was composed crosswise over numerous economies, mirrors the coordinated effort amongst the economies and accepts the upgraded correspondence conventions, specialized abilities and nature of episode reactions that APCERT cultivates in guaranteeing Internet security and wellbeing.
26 CSIRT groups from 20 economies (Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, People’s Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam) of APCERT took an interest in the drill. From the outside gatherings, CSIRT groups from 6 economies (Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan and Tunisia) of OIC-CERT took part………..
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