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Welcome to US-CERT

october is cyber security awareness month The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is a partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the public and private sectors. Established in 2003 to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure, US-CERT coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month:
Security Tip of the Day

Risks of File-Sharing Technology

National Cyber Alert System

Vulnerability Resources

Current Activity


  • October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
    For the fifth year, the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) is spearheading National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a comprehensive outreach campaign to empower all Americans and businesses to take steps to secure their part of cyberspace. Click here to get more information on steps you can take to contribute to cyber awareness activities.
  • Webcast - Phishing Scams: How to Avoid Getting Hooked
    As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, you can view this webcast about how to protect yourself from online phishing scams.
  • US-CERT Monthly Activity Summary
    The Monthly Activity Summary for September 2008 has been published. This report summarizes general activity and updates made to the National Cyber Alert System and is available in the Security Publications portion of the website.