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US-CERT

(United States-Computer Emergency Readiness Team) The group charged with protecting the U.S. Internet infrastructure by coordinating defense against and response to cyberattacks. It was established in September 2003 and operates as part of the Department of Homeland Security. For more information, visit www.us-cert.gov. See CERT/CC and NCCIC.
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A spokesperson for US-CERT could not be reached by press time yesterday, but other industry sources confirmed that the first two reports are due this week.
The creation of the US-CERT allows us to take a much more coordinated look across the broad spectrum of users to make sure that we get good incident reporting as well as good practices and remediation responses back into the community to ensure that they can become protected against cyberattacks," says Liscouski.
Northrop Grumman was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by DHS this month to provide operational services to the US-CERT, which is responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information and coordinating incident response activities between the federal government, international partners, state and local government, law enforcement and the private sector.
In addition, it provides the opportunity for US-CERT federal, state and local partners to discuss their activities and efforts to manage cyber risk.
Certified Security Solutions has been working for several weeks with US-CERT and CERT/CC at Carnegie Mellon to facilitate notifications and information disclosure through the proper channels.
Established in 2003, US-CERT leads and coordinates efforts to improve the Nation's cybersecurity posture, promote cyber information sharing, and manage cyber risks to the Nation through the following responsibilities:
US-CERT is the operational arm of the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and is a public-private partnership.
Yoran has also served in public capacities as the founding Director of the US-CERT and National Cyber Security Division and as CEO of In-Q-Tel.
Amit Yoran, Former Director of US-CERT and the National Cyber Security Division to Present: "Executive Perspective: The Future of Government IT"