AusCERT at the forefront of cybersecurity

AusCERT

Friday, 06 March, 2020



AusCERT at the forefront of cybersecurity

AusCERT helps members prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate cyber and internet-based attacks.

Based at The University of Queensland, AusCERT was formed over 26 years ago as a global pioneer of cybersecurity intelligence and a leading cyber emergency response team (CERT) in the Australian and Asian–Pacific region. As a not-for-profit security group, AusCERT helps members prevent, detect, respond to and mitigate cyber and internet-based attacks.

AusCERT Sensitive Information Alerts notify organisations about specific breaches and provide members with alert notifications by email and SMS when sensitive material specifically targeting their organisation is found online by the AusCERT analyst team.

“Data breaches, credential dumps and sensitive documents are uploaded to the public web every minute of every day,” said AusCERT Senior Manager Mike Holm. “This can be done by malicious individuals, oblivious contractors and even well-meaning staff.

“Sensitive Information Alerts give analysts and IT managers the best chance to quickly get on top of the issue and contain potential damage to their organisation.”

The problem for most organisations is that the human resources, time and financial cost involved to keep track of possible data breaches is unaffordable. According to Holm, this is the main reason why organisations of all sizes use AusCERT’s Sensitive Information Alerts service.

AusCERT offers a range of 24/7 services including SMS Alerts. Clients choose the services they require or AusCERT can customise a bespoke solution to suit specific security needs. Services available include:

Incident Management
Use proactive or reactive services (or both) to help detect, interpret and respond to attacks from anywhere across the globe.

Phishing Take-Down
AusCERT’s strong international CERT relationships mean we have a high success rate in delivering phishing take-downs as soon as possible after they are detected.

Security Bulletins
AusCERT members can get up-to-date and consistent security bulletins from a wide range of vendors, making it much easier to streamline security patching.

Security Incident Notifications
Daily Member Security Incident Notifications (MSINs) are customised to each member’s network to keep members ahead of any potential security problems.

Malicious URL Feed
When added to a member’s firewall blacklist and SIEM, this Australian-based feed helps prevent local network compromises.

Sensitive Information Alert
Alert notification is provided to members via email when sensitive material specifically targeting their organisation is found online by the AusCERT analyst team.

Early Warnings
SMS notifications are available for the most critical security threats and vulnerabilities.

There are also a number of other add-ons and a range of countermeasures available. For more information, contact AusCERT via membership@auscert.org.au.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/Sergey Nivens

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