Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under Ministry of Electronics & IT, Government of India, in collaboration with Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA), on Wednesday, successfully designed & conducted the cybersecurity exercise ‘Synergy’ for 13 countries 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).
The theme of the exercise was ‘Building Network Resiliency to counter Ransomware Attacks.’ The exercise scenario was derived from real life cyber incidents, in which a domestic level (limited impact) ransomware incident escalates to a global cybersecurity crisis. The specific objective of the exercise was to assess, share and improve strategies and practices among member-states to build network resiliency against ransomware & cyber extortion attacks.
Exercise Synergy was hosted by CERT-In on its exercise simulation platform. Each state participated as a national crisis management team having composition from different government agencies including National CERTs/CSIRTs, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA), Communication & IT/ICT Ministry and Security agencies.