Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team Unit

The National Information Technology development Agency Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA CERRT) is a Unit of the Agency established April, 2014 in response to the increase in the rate of cybercrime and in fulfilment of the requirements of the National Cybersecurity Strategy. By implication of NITDA’s mandate, NITDA-CERRT functions as a government cert, coordinating and facilitating information sharing, providing mitigation strategies and recommendations for incident response and recovery, researching and analyzing trends and patterns of incident activity for government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) with extension to the private sector as well. The unit has two subunits; (1) Event, Incident and Vulnerability Management and (2) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).

Structure

  • Incident and Vulnerability Management
  • Incident Response
  • Cybersecurity Awareness and Education
  • Public Key Infrastructure

Objectives

Functions