CERT is the acronym for Computer Emergency Response Team.
CERT-UvA is the team of specialists charged with computer and network security at the University of Amsterdam. It is responsible for coordinating the prevention, detection and resolution of security incidents within the UvA.
Contact de CERT-UvA team in the event of a security incident. Issues such as an unavailable Blackboard server does not count as a security incident.
A security incident is an event that immediately disrupts the performance of computers or networks, or has the potential to do so in future. Such disruptions can result in the loss, inappropriate use or manipulation of information or copyright violations. Examples of such incidents include the unauthorised accessing of computer systems (hacking) and the introduction of software viruses.
CERT-UvA is charged with coordinating the prevention, detection and resolution of computer security incidents within the UvA. CERT-UvA serves as a point of contact for UvA and non-UvA staff during incidents involving computers in the UvA network. In the event of an incident, CERT-UvA will coordinate and mediate between the various parties in order to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. CERT-UvA also plays a preventative role. It regularly organises information meetings on a wide range of security-related issues such as patch management, legal affairs and digital forensics. CERT also issues warnings on current security issues.
Computers, networks and automation are key to the UvA’s day-to-day operations. Without adequate security, the University’s primary operating processes would be endangered.
For example, just imagine what would happen if:
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