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What is US-CERT?

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is an organization within the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).


What does CERT mean?

Computer emergency response teams (CERT) are expert groups that handle computer security incidents. Alternative names for such groups include computer emergency readiness team and computer security incident response team (CSIRT).


What is US CERT and what is their responsibility to cyber security?

The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting our Nation's critical infrastructure from physical and cyber threats. ... US-CERT is responsible for analyzing and reducing cyber threats and vulnerabilities, disseminating cyber threat warning information, and coordinating incident response activities.



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