3rd CERT workshop (past)

ENISA / CERT/CC Workshop on Mitigation of Massive Cyberattacks 19th September in Porto, Portugal

3rd CERT workshop (past)
Sep 19, 2007 from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
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The workshop

ENISA, together with the experts from the CERT Coordination Centre (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) organised the third edition of its information sharing workshop "CERTs in Europe".

Again, this workshop brought together experts from established CERTs with newcomers, project managers and policy makers from the EU Member States involved with CERT initiatives. The renowned experts from CERT/CC organised the program and co-chaired the workshop.

The program and the discussion this year were dedicated to the role of CERTs in mitigating massive cyber attacks - Cooperation as a key-factor for success.
Massive cyber attacks like DDoS are hard to mitigate and demand a lot of coordination and cooperation from various parties, as demonstrated once again during the recent attacks against Estonia. Our goal was to give the EU Member States and other European participants the opportunity to discuss this topic further and take advantage of the presence of established teams, the experts from CERT/CC and ENISA.

Workshop programme and presentations

Session 1. An overview of the threat environment

  • Overview of recent incidents (Hillar Aareleid, CERT-EE)
  • The importance of global cooperation, tools, mechanism & partnerships (Robert Shaw, ITU)
  • A wider view focusing on not just website DDoS (Neil Long, Team Cymru)
  • Panel of speakers - Open Discussion/Questions

Session 2. Key players in building a framework for managing cyber activities before, during and after an event

  • Forming a National Response Plan - Being prepared and knowing who to contact (Huopio Kauto, CERT-FI)
  • Best practices for CIIP focusing on national risk management (Bradford Willke - CERT/CC)
  • ISPs: Overview of how ISPs work internally and how they communicate and support each other (Nicolas Fischbacher, COLT Telecom)
  • Panel of speakers - Open Discussion/Questions

Session 3. Legal issues that prevent or facilitate co-operation?

  • Collaborative Partnership's Work (Howard Lamb, UK SOCA)
  • High Tech Crimes, the perspective of Europol (Nicola Dileone, Europol) / Europol Threat Assessment 2007
  • Panel Discussion

Session 4. How do we actually go about doing it

  • A Short Scenario in Responding (Marty Lindner and Jason Rafail - CERT/CC)
  • Discussion, Q&A

Targeted Participants

The EU Member States and EEA countries were invited to nominate participants from their country that are ideally involved in either running a national/governmental CERT or involved in the planning of setting up such an entity in their country.


  • All presentations as ZIP file

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