PIB Analysis 14-10-22


  • Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) in collaboration with Power-CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams in Power sector), successfully designed & conducted the Cyber Security Exercise “PowerEX” for 193 invited Power Sector Utilities.
  • The Exercise Planner Team of Power-CSIRTs’ officials worked along with CERT-In team on the exercise day as Exercise Coordinators.
  • The Objective of the exercise was to “Recognize, Analyse & Respond to Cyber Incident in IT & OT Systems”.
  • The theme of the exercise was “Defending Cyber induced disruption in IT & OT infrastructure”.
  • Exercise “PowerEX” was hosted by CERT-In on its exercise simulation platform.
  • Around 350+ official from various Power Sector Utilities participated in the event.
  • Exercise “PowerEX” was successful in meeting its objectives and helped the participants to learn, practice and respond to cyber security incidents.


  • CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum announces its new atmospheric-pressure hydrogen-free low-carbon desulphurization process for crude oil and refinery streams.
  • Crude oil and many petroleum refining streams contain Sulphur-Containing Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds (SCHAC), which are responsible for the corrosion of assets, poor fuel quality, health issues, and environmental problems
  • Refinery streams like petrol, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene and fuel oil therefore need to be treated for sulphur reduction before its final end-use.
  • Conventionally, such treatment involves expensive, high-pressure hydrogen, high-temperature operations and significant capital investment, and also substantial associated net greenhouse emissions (carbon footprint) for effecting the necessary desulphurization.
  • The transformed sulphur compounds produced from the SCHAC components by the CSIR-IIP process are easily separable from the de-sulfurized crudes or other refinery streams via simple filtration process, and offer promise in bulk applications like road construction and coatings.