Over the past decades the Internet has become embedded in every aspect of day-to-day lives of individuals. Rapid development of Internet, however, has increased the threats in the cyberspace as it opens doors to intruders to trigger various cyberattacks.
In Sri Lanka, there is a lack of content on the safe use of Internet. Further, content in the local languages is further limited. Sri Lanka CERT, therefore, in line with the implementation of the National Information and Cyber Security Strategy, aims to fill this gap by deploying the web portal www.onlinesafety.lk to disseminate information on the safe use of Internet. The portal aims to educate ordinary citizens and employees of private and public organizations, on the safe use of Internet and other Information systems.
Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Centre (Sri Lanka CERT) is the national center for cyber security in Sri Lanka and a 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 established in June 2006, in collaboration with the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka and fully owned by the Government of Sri Lanka and currently operates under the direct purview of the Ministry of Technology.