SRI LANKA AIR FORCE CYBER OPERATIONS CENTRE
SRI LANKA AIR FORCE CYBER OPERATIONS CENTRE

The SLAF Cyber Operations Centre (SLAF COC), the most effective security operations centre in Sri Lanka was first established in 2011 at Air Force Headquarters to protect SLAF digital systems including web sites from cyber threats. Today the Centre has further expanded and is armed with a highly skillful workforce and cutting edge tools and technologies. In 2018 this Centre evolved to be elevated up to ministry level and was re-designated as the Ministry of Defence - Cyber Operation Center (MOD COC). An Emergency Cyber Coordinating Unit was established within this Centre in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks.

The SLAF COC plays a significant role in the Sri Lankan Government’s efforts to ensure cyber security in Sri Lanka and to protect and manage risks to critical infrastructure. The SLAF COC also provides a single point of contact for public and private institutions and the general public for their cyber security requirements. Further, SLAF COC works collaboratively with law enforcement agencies, defence establishment, other cyber security agencies and local universities in its endeavor to strengthen cyber security systems for the nation.
 
The SLAF COC is entrusted with the responsibility of protecting digital infrastructure of the SLAF, Presidential Secretariat, Ministry of Defence, Western Provincial Council and 40 other organizations with critical infrastructure while ensuring general cyber security across the country. Function of this Centre including 24x7 monitoring, analyzing, countering cyber-attacks within the process of mitigating cyber threats. The Centre consists of a state of the art monitoring station, a defensive cyber operations laboratory, cyber forensics laboratory, offensive cyber operations laboratory, cyber intelligence laboratory and the ‘‘Emergency Cyber Security Coordination Centre.’’

Personal working at this Centre are handpicked from different specialization of IT at the Directorate of IT of the SLAF. These personnel are mainly from Software Engineering, Network Engineering, thus adding to their competency in cyber operations. In addition to the technical skill, this selection process filters out people with special qualities such as loyalty to the organization and country, integrity and commitment.

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