Finally – Austria gets its own CERT

February 22, 2008

Many European nations have Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERT) for years now and finally Austria is on the way to play catchup. nic.at, the Austrian domain registry, plans to create it together with the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria with four employees at the beginning. The Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer declared: “The internet is a valuable infrastructure, which needs to be protect”. (Wow he truly go it!)

So much for the official version of it, but there is not all gold. The CERT should only be a information hub which provides international networking. So far so good, but what would be needed is a own infrastructure to react in cases of emergency otherwise no defense can be coordinated. But this is a typical Austrian solution, we will have our own CERT but it should not be that expensive as a real one.

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