New CERT Establishment Advisory Board appointed

On: 23 August 2016

The new CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) Establishment Advisory Board has been appointed. The Board will provide advice to the Minister of Communications and the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on establishing a national CERT.

The nine new Board members have extensive careers in cyber security and related fields, in both the public and private sectors and have been appointed for a term of 18 months.

About the CERT

The national CERT will sit at the centre of New Zealand’s cyber security response and will be the first point of call for all cyber security incidents. The CERT is being set up to receive cyber incident reports, track and monitor cyber security incidents and provide advice and alerts on how to respond and prevent further events. The CERT will work closely with its international counterparts to prevent and respond to global cybersecurity incidents. New Zealand’s national CERT is being established by MBIE and is expected to be in operation in the first quarter of 2017.

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