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The value of a Computer Emergency Response Team

Although many organisations have established computer security protocols to deal with possible cyber threats and breaches, they could still benefit considerably from the support provided by to a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). This post discusses what a CERT is, and some of the benefits of having that resource, especially in the Caribbean.


In today’s society, the value of information is growing at exponential rates. As a result, organisations and even countries are under  considerable pressure to constantly improve their protective mechanisms should any security threats arise. Generally, but particularly in the Caribbean, network security tends to be addressed in isolation – individual organisations implement their own systems. There is also little information sharing, and few (if any) established linkages within the industry to disseminate critical information should a grave security threat or incident affect one or more organisation.

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