CERT Mission: Anticipating and Solving the Nation’s Cybersecurity Challenges


CERT Division at a Glance

Software Engineering Institute

We were there for the first internet security incident and we’re still here 25 years later. Only now, we’ve expanded our expertise from incident response to a comprehensive, proactive approach to securing networked systems. The CERT Division is part of the Software Engineering Institute, which is based at Carnegie Mellon University. We are the world’s leading trusted authority dedicated to improving the security and resilience of computer systems and networks and are a national asset in the field of cybersecurity.

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    • FloCon 2015 FloCon 2015 is a network security conference that takes place in Portland, Oregon, in January 2015. Registration is now open, and we are accepting abstracts for presentations, posters, and demonstrations that support this year's conference theme, "Formalizing the Art." Conferences - 01/12/2015
    • CERT Supply Chain Risk Management Symposium During the symposium we will examine and contrast the challenges of supply chain risk management (SCRM) across the Department of Defense (DoD), federal civilian agencies, and private industry. Conferences - 01/15/2015
    • NatCSIRT 2015 NatCSIRT 2015, the 10th annual meeting for computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) with national responsibility, takes place in Berlin, Germany, in June 2015. Conferences - 06/20/2015


Managing Model Complexity

Managing Model Complexity

12/15/2014 - Julien Delange


Establishing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Service

A Taxonomy of Operational Risks for Cyber Security

In this podcast, James Cebula describes how to use a taxonomy to increase confidence that your organization is identifying cyber security risks. Podcast - 10/07/2014
Establishing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Service

Characterizing and Prioritizing Malicious Code

In this podcast, Jose Morales discusses how to prioritize malware samples, helping analysts to identify the most destructive malware to examine first. Podcast - 05/29/2014
Establishing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Service

Comparing IT Risk Assessment and Analysis Methods

In this podcast, the presenters discuss IT risk assessment and analysis, and comparison factors for selecting methods that are a good fit for your organization. Podcast - 03/25/2014