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CIAC

(Computer Incident Advisory Capability) A group within the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) that serves as the department's computer emergency response team (CERT) and makes its bulletins and documents available to the public. See CERT.



CERT

(1) (cert) See digital certificate.

(2) (Computer Emergency Response Team) A group of people in an organization who coordinate their response to breaches of security or other computer emergencies such as breakdowns and disasters. Other similar terms are CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team), CIRT (Computer Incident Response Team) and IRT (Incident Response Team). CERT often refers to the CERT center at Carnegie Mellon University (see CERT/CC).

Countries also develop their own CERT agencies for national security (see US-CERT). See oCERT and vulnerability disclosure.



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