The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team
) is part of the National Cyber Security Division
of the United States
' Department of Homeland Security
Formed in September 2003, US-CERT is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors, intended to coordinate the response to security threats from the Internet. As such, it releases information about current security issues, vulnerabilities
via the National Cyber Alert System
, and works with software vendors to create patches for security vulnerabilities.
US-CERT has responsibilities as the Federal Incident Management Center for the Federal Government and serves as the focal point for cybersecurity
issues in the United States.
National Cyber Alert System
The National Cyber Alert System
is an email and RSS notification service for the United States
sent by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). The service was launched in 2004 to provide "computer security vulnerabilities, the potential impact of those vulnerabilities, and the action required to mitigate threats".
Subscribers may choose some or all of the service's five types of alerts. Technical Cyber Security Alerts
are written for system administrators and experienced... Read More