[ISN] FIRST standards to clean up messy CERTs

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/20/first_standards_to_clean_up_messy_certs/ By Darren Pauli The Register 20 Oct 2014 The global gathering of incident responders FIRST is spearheading a global standards effort to reform and unify the operations of government and large enterprise computer emergency response teams (CERTs). The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) has tipped US$500,000 into the effort and has received backing from many national CERTs and governments including Australia, the US, Canada, and from Britain’s new CERT. FIRST director Peter Allor said at the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) conference last Friday that the framework would cover all operational aspects of national and large enterprise CERTs. “Each CERT invents the way it will operate so they operate differently,” Allor said. “We put our hand up to do this and we received a lot of support.” […]