The CERT/CC recognizes the unique issues facing computer security incident response teams (CSIRTs). The CERT/CC has provided education, training, and coordination support to many teams and continues to contribute to their growth.
"CERT" is a registered trademark owned by Carnegie Mellon University. Over the years, we have granted permission to many CSIRTs to use our mark in their names. We are now formalizing our authorization process to ensure that "CERT" continues to identify the high quality of services that the public expects. To become authorized to use "CERT" in their name, organizations must verify that they provide computer security incident response services that meet the standards of trust, integrity, and quality that are associated with our name.