Israel has opened its first “citizen” enabling computer emergency readiness team (CERT).
Serving all civilian entities, the IL-CERT is now a legal registered entity and will compliment the existing Government and academic CERTs, but cover everything they do not, according to a founder who described himself as a “proud papa”.
Iftach “Ian” Amit, consultant and original founder of Il-CERT, confirmed to IT Security Guru that the “constituency is basically everything in Israel that’s not covered by the gov-cert and ilan (il-academic-net)”.
The website said: “Through this site you can report information security incidents and phishing, and receive support. In addition, the site has links to various information sources on information systems.”
Irish CERT head Brian Honan, said: “Any CERT willing to help tackle online criminals is welcome, and I look forward to seeing the Israeli civilian CERT work towards that goal”.