The constituency of CERT-EU is composed of all the EU Institutions, Agencies and Bodies.
Team Description in Accordance with RFC 2350
CERT-EU has published a document to provide basic information about the CERT-EU, its channels of communication, and its roles and responsibilities.
In recent years, CERTs have been developed in both private and public sectors as small teams of cyber-experts connected to the internet that can effectively and efficiently respond to information security incidents and cyber threats, often on a 24 hours a day-7days a week basis.
In the Digital Agenda for Europe adopted in May 2010 (see IP/10/581, and MEMO/10/200), the Commission committed itself to establishing a CERT for the EU institutions, as part of the EU's commitment to a reinforced and high level EU Networking and Information Security Policy in Europe. In August 2010 the Commission requested four cyber-security experts known as the "Rat der IT Weisen" to make recommendations on how to set up such a CERT. Their report was finalised in November 2010.
The Digital Agenda also calls on all Member States to establish their own CERTs, paving the way to an EU-wide network of national and governmental Computer Emergency Response Teams by 2012 (see IP/11/395). The EU's Council of Telecoms Ministers adopted conclusions on 27th May 2011, confirming this objective.