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“PowerEX-2022” joint Cyber Security Exercise conducted by CERT-IN and Power-CSIRTs

PowerEx-2022: 193 invited Power Sector Utilities to participate in the Cyber Security Exercise “PowerEX” that was successfully designed and carried out by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) and Power-CSIRTs. On the exercise day, the CERT-In team collaborated with the Power-CSIRT authorities’ Exercise Planner Team as Exercise Coordinators.

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“PowerEx-2022” joint Cyber Security Exercise: Key Points

  • “Recognize, Analyze & Respond to Cyber Incidents in IT & OT Systems” was the exercise’s stated goal.
  • “Defending Cyber generated interruption in IT & OT infrastructure” was the exercise’s objective.
  • CERT-IN hosted exercise “PowerEX” on its platform for simulating exercises.
  • A total of 350+ representatives from different power sector utilities took part in the event.
  • The “PowerEX” exercise was successful in achieving its goals and assisting the participants in understanding, practising, and responding to cyber security problems.


The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of the Government of India houses the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN or ICERT). It is the central organisation for handling risks to cyber security like phishing and hacking. It strengthens the Indian Internet domain’s security-related defence.

About Power-CSIRTs:

An expert team that responds to situations involving computer security is known as a computer emergency response team (power-CERT). Computer emergency preparation team and computer security incident response team are other names for these organisations (power-CSIRT). Cyber Security Incident Response Team is a more up-to-date abbreviation for CSIRT.

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