Attorney-General's
Computer Emergency Response Team Australia (CERT Australia) (commonly referred to as 'the CERT') is the national computer emergency response team. It is the single point of contact for cyber security issues affecting major Australian businesses. The CERT is part of the Federal Attorney-General's Department, with offices in Canberra and Brisbane. The CERT is also part of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, sharing information and working closely with the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the Australian Federal Police (AFP), the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). In addition, the CERT works closely and shares information with its international counterparts. This means it is well connected and informed, so it is best placed to help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks. The CERT is also a strong point of referral, which can lead to positive outcomes in terms of resolution and prosecution. The CERT provides advice and support on cyber threats and vulnerabilities to the owners and operators of Australia's critical infrastructure and other systems of national interest, including banking and finance, communications, energy, resources, transport and water. A compromise of these systems could result in significant impacts on Australia's economic prosperity, social wellbeing, national defence and security.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non Statutory - Function w Separate Branding

  • Established By / Under

    Cabinet

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    0

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor

    ANAO

  • Creation Date

    4 January 2010

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