Communication networks and information systems in Bosnia and Herzegovina have experienced phenomenal growth throughout the last decades and became fully present in everyday life, since the majority of records and processes have been computerized and automated. Due to a low cyber security awareness together with the complex security management organization on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina (country's specific organization and multiple police agencies) and light technological lag in comparison to advanced European countries, this country is more susceptible to risks and threats in the cyber security domain. Therefore, in order to avoid serious repercussions for individuals, business and society in the case of cyber attacks, the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina has initiated the establishment of the Computer Emergency Response Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina – BIH CERT. This paper aims to provide an overview of the activities of Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the area of cyber security focusing on establishment of the BIH CERT body. The BIH CERT has been envisioned as a preventive body which gives recommendation for the application and improvement of the security measures for protection of the information systems of Bosnia and Herzegovina's governmental institutions. In addition, this body will represent the Bosnia and Herzegovina's central point for cooperation with the international CERTs and thereby contribute to the security of the overall cyber space, since cyber attackers know no borders. The mission of BIH CERT will be to increase reliability of the critical infrastructure through a constant dedication, work on prevention and minimization of possibilities for occurrence of security emergency together with the provision of the assistance to the administrators of the critical infrastructure in application of the proactive measures for risk reduction from security emergency, as well as provision of the assistance in prevention of consequences of security emergency. The process of the institutional formation of BIH CERT has not yet started due to opposite political stances and interests.