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Russia establishes banks’ computer emergency response center

February 17, 2015, 13:25 UTC+3 MAGNITOGORSK

The CERT’s main aim is to prevent computer crimes

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MAGNITOGORSK, February 27. /TASS/. The Russian Central Bank will launch the CERT computer emergency response center by late May to respond to banks’ information security incidents, Deputy Head of the Central Bank’s Security Department Artyom Sychyov said on Tuesday.

The CERT will be assigned the task of collecting data on possible threats to banks’ information security, analyzing incoming data and maintaining feedback with banks, operative teams of the Federal Security Service (FSB) and other Russian law-enforcement agencies.

The CERT’s main aim is to prevent computer crimes.

"The Bank of Russia will establish the Center to respond to incidents. The decision on the Center has been made and now it is only necessary to resolve organizational issues and the issues of methodological provision," the Central Bank security official said.

The CERT Center will function as a structural unit of the Central Bank, he said.

"The CERT is due to start functioning in late May," he said, adding the decisions on its establishment had been made in late 2014.

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