The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) strives for a safer, stronger internet for all Americans by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world.
US-CERT’s critical mission activities include:
- Providing cybersecurity protection to federal civilian executive branch agencies through intrusion detection and prevention capabilities
- Developing timely and actionable information for distribution to federal departments and agencies; state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments; critical infrastructure owners and operators; private industry; and international organizations
- Responding to incidents and analyzing data about emerging cyber threats
Collaborating with foreign governments and international entities to enhance the nation’s cybersecurity posture