Last time I steal your bandwidth for this.
A mailing list to discuss the establishment of an NZ CERT
The issue of creating an NZ Computer Emergency Response Team has been
around for years. There are a bunch of ways that it can be done, a lot
of people that can be involved and ultimately a lot of dollars
required to make it work.
We raised the idea on behalf of the InternetNZ NZCERT task force on
the NZNOG and InternetNZ members-discuss lists last year. There was
some support for the idea, as well as some suggestions for the
creation of a local nsp-discuss like mailing list. While the nsp idea
is a good one, it doesn't address the issue of a NZ based Computer
Emergency Response Team (CERT)
In the recent MED discussion paper "A Strategic Consideration of ICT
Security and Confidence in New Zealand" on page 33 they state:
"1.Areas for further work would appear to include the following:
- Reviewing the need for the establishment of a national computer
emergency response team (CERT) and a mechanism for anonymous reporting
of security incidents;"
InternetNZ has created a NZCERT-discuss mailing list as one step in
the process of evaluating the need and way forward for a NZ based
CERT. A separate mailing list was created to allow those that were
interested to take part, and to stop using the bandwidth of the NZNOG,
members-discuss and other lists.
You are invited to join the NZCERT-discuss list by sending email to
Brendan Murray brendan(a)wolfhoundsecurity.com
The Observation Post www.wolfhoundsecurity.com
14 Centre Road Phone: +64-3-4543282
RD 2 Ocean Grove Fax: +64-3-4543285
Dunedin, New Zealand Mobile: +64-21-1153290