CanCERT™ is Canada’s first national Computer Emergency Response Team. Operated since 1998 by Electronic Warfare Associates - Canada, Ltd., CanCERT™ is a trusted centre for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information related to networked computer threats, vulnerabilities, incidents and incident response for Canadian governments, businesses and academic organizations. Our goals are:
- To provide accurate, timely and trusted security information to the CanCERT™ client.
- To increase awareness of networked computer threats, vulnerabilities, incidents and incident responses.
- To provide advanced warning of attack via Canadian and world-wide statistics.
- To foster collaboration and the sharing of security-related information.
- To aid the CanCERT™ client in emergency incident response.
- To assist the CanCERT™ client in applying the best information technology security practices available.
EWA-Canada is committed to, and understands, client confidentiality, privacy and legal concerns. EWA-Canada, through CanCERT™, provides the following public, client and sector services:
- International Coordination;
- Incident Response;
- Informational Reports;
- Network Attack Detection Statistics;
- Help Desk;
- Information Exchange Service;
- Advanced Research and Analysis; and
- CanCERT™ Certificate Authority (CA).
Through CanCERT™ and the FIRST forum, EWA-Canada provides coordination assistance for incidents involving sites throughout the world.