Brief: Computer response team debuts

A new unit in the Homeland Security Department's National Cyber Security Division will improve response time to cybersecurity threats, according to officials who announced the formation of the U.S. Computer Emergency Response Team.

Amit Yoran will become director of the National Cyber Security Division. He is vice president of worldwide managed security services at Symantec Corp.

The department will partner with the Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to create U.S. CERT, which will coordinate response to cyberattacks, as well as prevention and protection efforts.

 

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