September 15, 2003
New Gov't/Private Partnership to Combat Cybercrime
"The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University, is pleased to announce the creation of the US Computer Emergency Response Team (US-CERT). The US-CERT will be a partnership between the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) and Carnegie Mellon's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-CC). The US-CERT will work with the NCSD to prevent and mitigate cyber attacks and reduce cyber vulnerabilities. This public/private initiative is designed to utilize CERT-CC's capabilities to help accelerate the nation's cyber response to Internet speed."