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Program focuses on security response

The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordination Center, a security-incident clearinghouse, introduced on Monday a program to certify information technology professionals in incident handling and response. The certification program will train participants in how to react to security incidents and network intrusions. Those people who take five courses, including an elective, and pass a test administered by the Software Engineering Institute will be granted a Certified Computer Security Incident Handler Certification (CCSIHC). The Software Engineering Institute is part of Carnegie Mellon University and manages the CERT Coordination Center. “The incident response certification is a benchmark that says that the leader knows how to lead and manage an incident response team,” said Barbara Laswell, technical manager of practices, training and development at the institute. “It is important to know that the leader of the team has the knowledge to do that job.” Full Story

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