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CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team)

CERT (pronounced SUHRT ), officially called the CERT Coordination Center, is the Internet's official emergency team. CERT (which stands for "Computer Emergency Readiness Team") was formed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ( DARPA ) in November 1988 after the Internet was assaulted in the Internet worm incident. Today, CERT focuses on security breach and denial-of-service incidents, providing alerts and incident-handling and avoidance guidelines. CERT also conducts an ongoing public awareness campaign and engages in research aimed at improving security systems.

CERT is located at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh where it is part of the Networked Systems Survivability program in the Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center.

This was last updated in March 2011

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