Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs): An Overview

The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, 2014

23 Pages Posted: 2 Sep 2020

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Maria Bada

Cambridge Cybercrime Centre

Sadie Creese

University of Oxford

Michael Goldsmith

University of Oxford

Chris Mitchell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elizabeth Phillips

University of Oxford - Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Following the pioneering work at Carnegie-Mellon University in the US, national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) have been established worldwide to try to address the ever-growing threats to information systems and their use. The problem they are designed to address is clearly real and formidable, in mitigating the threats posed by cyber-criminals and state-sponsored cyber-attacks. This paper is presenting the role and purpose of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) the services they provide, and also various examples of existing national and multinational CSIRTs as well as organizations which foster the cooperation and coordination of CSIRTs are presented. The paper then presents case studies as examples of national CSIRTs.

Suggested Citation

Bada, Maria and Creese, Sadie and Goldsmith, Michael and Mitchell, Chris and Phillips, Elizabeth, Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs): An Overview (2014). The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3659974

Maria Bada (Contact Author)

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Sadie Creese

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Michael Goldsmith

University of Oxford ( email )

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Chris Mitchell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elizabeth Phillips

University of Oxford - Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)

Oxford
United Kingdom

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