With the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, and in collaboration with CERT/CC (CERT Coordination Center), the US-CERT is intended to become the focal point for identifying and responding to computer security incidents in the United States. The primary mission of US-CERT is to coordinate previously dispersed efforts to counter threats from all forms of cybercrime. In doing so, US-CERT takes on responsibilities for analyzing cyberthreats, disseminating cyberthreat warnings, reducing vulnerabilities, and coordinating responses to Homeland Security incidents. US-CERT can be contacted through the Department of Homeland Security or the CERT/CC at Carnegie Mellon University.
See Also: Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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