The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT) will be having the OIC-CERT Annual Conference 2017 on 6 – 9 November 2017. The theme for this year is ‘Uncovering Future Threats’ and will be hosted by the Azerbaijan Government CERT (CERT.GOV.AZ) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The Annual Conference is a continuous initiative by the OIC-CERT to enhance cyber security and raising awareness through international cooperation among the members and other information security organizations. This event also offers possible partnerships and collaboration pertaining to cyber security in order to maintain resiliency in the cyber space. It also provides an information sharing platform on cyber security issues, enhancement of members’ effectiveness and efficiency through the improvement of the technical and administrative capabilities in incident handling, and a channel to discuss strategic directions and future challenges.


The main objective of this collaboration is to assist member countries to build cyber security capabilities and strengthen existing capacity through knowledge sharing and experiences. The international collaboration platform in Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) will also result in economic value creation by being a platform to foster greater trust, long-term friendship and business cooperation among countries. Other than optimising the dissemination of cyber alerts, it would also provide a platform to exchange ideas and expertise and to promote joint development on measures to deal with large-scale cyber security incidents.

The objectives of the OIC-CERT are:

  • Strengthening the relationships amongst CERTs in the OIC member countries;
  • Encouraging experience and information sharing in ICT security;
  • Preventing and reducing cyber-crimes;
  • Cultivating and fostering education and outreach ICT security programs;
  • Promoting collaborative technology research, development and innovation in ICT security fields;
  • Promoting good practices and / or recommendation to help address legal and regulatory issues;and
  • Assisting member countries in establishing National CERTs.

To date, 21 OIC countries is a member of the OIC-CERT. In addition, other membership categories which are not limited to the OIC community are professional members and the commercial members.