UK Launches Computer Emergency Response Team
The United Kingdom has launched a new cyber security system called the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) to deal with incidents of national significance, including threats to the government, industry and academia.
According to Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude, 93% of large corporations had experienced "a breach" over the past year. He called the project "an essential feature of - and a massive opportunity for - the UK's economic recovery."
Although the project's primary role is coordination and information-sharing, it will also provide a single point of contact for coordinating international responses to cybersecurity incidents.