The Africa Computer Emergency Response Team (AfricaCERT) has completed its first annual Drill to test the capability of Computer Security Incident Response Teams in African economies from 30 June – 01 July 2021.
A Coordination team comprised of AfricaCERT, bjCSIRT (Benin), CERT-MU (Mauritius), EGCERT (Egypt), KE-CIRT (Kenya), KEYSTONE (Tunisia), tunCERT (Tunisia) organized the Drill. CERT-MU chaired this 2021 edition; the scenarios were provided by CERT-MU and EGCERT and supported by SILENSEC CYBER RANGE platform.More information: Media release
Accra, 12th August 2021.
The Forum of African Computer Emergency Response Teams (AfricaCERT) has become aware of the situation at the root of the litigation between its sister organization, the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC), and one of its members.
The AfricaCERT Membership includes National Computer Emergency Response Teams as wells as security and incident response teams from various sectors. Computer Security Incident Response Teams rely on the services provided by AfriNIC to fulfill their mission in securing African Cyberspace. The AfricaCERT is monitoring the situation closely.
The AfricaCERT also reminds all parties in the litigation process of the critical role of the AfriNIC in building an accessible, reliable, inclusive digital infrastructure and its role in supporting the growth of the Internet in continental Africa and the Indian Ocean.
The AfriCACERT encourages all parties in the litigation process to consider the damage to the stability and security of the Internet in Africa and the Indian Ocean and the African continent's economic development if the AfriNIC becomes unable to fulfill its mission.
The AfricaCERT expresses its support to AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, and thanks to Mr. Eddy Kayihura, for his continuous updates to the community.The AfricaCERT Secretariat
Who are we?AfricaCERT is the Forum of Computer Security Incident Response Teams and alike organisations covering the Africa Service Regional as defined by AfriNIC. AfricaCERT fosters cooperation and coordination among Incident Response Teams, promote information sharing. AfricaCERT provides the following services:
- Capacity building to ensure incident response capability thought awareness creation,education and technical trainings.
- Enabling a community of Security Professionals, Incident Responders, CSIRTs, in Africa that work together in a trusted forum but also. collaborate with others a global level.
- Ensure access to knowledge, tools and standards.
- Opening and maintaining dialogue with other stakeholders in the ecosystem which work affect Incident Response Community especially policy makers.
African Computer Security Incident Response Teams are responding to COVID-19 related cyber threats in Member States and working together to protect African citizens and businesses. During these difficult times, the computer emergency response teams in Africa continuously exchange cybersecurity related information, providing summaries and recommendations on how to face the cyber threats related to the outbreak. Read more…