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oCERT

(Open Source Computer Emergency Response Team) A membership organization launched in 2008 that provides security guidance to Linux distributors and other open source projects. With financial assistance from Google, oCERT helps both small and large open source developers discover potential security vulnerabilities and track their usage. For more information, visit www.ocert.org. 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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