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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    • CERT Cyber Risk Insurance Symposium Monetary losses due to cybersecurity events have increased the market for cyber risk insurance. At this May 19 event, we will explore the related challenges and offer ideas. Conferences - 05/19/2015
    • 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



Establishing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Service

Supply Chain Risk Management: Managing Third Party and External Dependency Risk

In this podcast, Matt Butkovic and John Haller discuss approaches for more effectively managing supply chain risks, focusing on risks arising from “external entities that provide, sustain, or operate Information and Communications Technology (ICT)." Podcast - 03/26/2015
Establishing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Service

A Workshop on Measuring What Matters

This podcast summarizes the inaugural Measuring What Matters Workshop conducted in November 2014, and the team's experiences planning and executing the workshop and identifying improvements for future offerings. Podcast - 02/20/2015
Establishing Trust in the Wireless Emergency Alerts Service

Cyber Insurance and Its Role in Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk

In this podcast, Jim Cebula and David White discuss cyber insurance and its potential role in reducing operational and cybersecurity risk. Podcast - 01/08/2015