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ICANN Acronyms and Terms

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  • Computer Emergency Readiness TeamCERT

    A group of experts with responsibility for protecting an organization or entity against cybersecurity threats and for responding to cybersecurity incidents when they occur. CERTs also work to improve the security and resiliency of the systems they protect.

    Most countries maintain a national CERT to protect their national computing infrastructure and their governmental computing systems. In large corporations, CERTs are a standard feature in most information technology organizations.