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A CERT for Europe

Paul Collier (Senior Lecturer in Accountancy at the Woolwich Centre for Computer Crime Research, University of Exeter)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 1 February 1993


With our growing reliance on interconnected computers and networks, viruses and other forms of computer abuse are becoming an increasing problem. Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) have been set up in the USA to respond to the problem, and an organisation called ‘FIRST’ has been formed by the various CERTs to act as their mouthpiece. This paper discusses both the preventative and response roles of CERTs and then looks at what is being done to establish such a system in Europe.


Collier, P. (1993), "A CERT for Europe", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 189-191.




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