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Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) traditionally refers to a group of experts trained and experienced in responding to computer security events. This term, however, has been evolving in recent years to the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). While the team’s overall goal is to prevent cybersecurity attacks, they also perform several related tasks such as intelligence support, affected party responses, threat identification, and cyber risk mitigation.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)

SMBs are generally more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats than large businesses because they may not upgrade software or devices as frequently or invest in preventative measures as much as is necessary. Because of this, SMBs need to organize a CERT. The team does not need to be large to be effective and can consist of existing IT employees that are specifically trained in CERT practices.

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