About the Conference
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University of Queensland
AusCERT is Australia's national computer emergency response team. AusCERT provides a coordination role for handling computer security incidents between affected parties for the benefit of Australian networks. AusCERT is recognised throughout the world for its computer security expertise; its work to raise awareness of computer security issues and its strong focus in the Asia-Pacific region.
AusCERT, which began operations in 1992, is an independent and not-for-profit organisation based within The University of Queensland, Australia. AusCERT covers its operating costs through membership fees and the provision of affordable computer security training and education. The Commonwealth government provides funding for certain parts of AusCERT's operations.
AusCERT members include industry bodies, business enterprises, universities and government agencies from Australia and New Zealand.
As a full member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), an international organisation of some 100 computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs) worldwide, AusCERT has helped set up national and regional CSIRTs in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region and maintains close ties with them.
AusCERT's main functions include:
AusCERT provides advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week to members to help them to detect, interpret and respond to computer network attacks. AusCERT provides advice only - it does not have a law enforcement or on-site response role. The support offered includes technical diagnosis, assistance to identify recovery and mitigation options and coordination of communication about incidents between the affected parties and other organisations as appropriate, eg Internet Service Providers (ISPs), international CSIRTs or law enforcement. The privacy and confidentiality of incident reports is protected, and information about such incidents is not shared, except in a sanitised form at the request of the victim site for the purposes of incident handling and resolution. Through AusCERT's international network of CSIRT contacts, AusCERT is able to exchange information and help resolve incidents that cross national or organisational borders or jurisdictions.
Further information about AusCERT services can be found here.
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|Last Updated - 6th May 2005|