Brunei’s national computer emergency response team, BruCERT, has become a new full member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a highly respected non-profit global association whose mission is to make the Internet a safer place for everyone.
The FIRST community brings together a wide variety of security teams and computer incident response teams from the government, commercial and academic sectors throughout the world.
“As a FIRST member, BruCERT can follow the best practices set by FIRST and its members on areas related to Information Security, and disseminate these to local constituents to raise the standards, thus improving the cyber environment in general and cyber safety in particular in Brunei Darussalam” said Shamsul Bahri Haji Kamis, CEO of BruCERT.
Since its establishment in 1990, FIRST members have resolved an almost continuous steam of security-related attacks and incidents including handling thousands of security vulnerabilities affecting nearly all of the computer systems and networks connected worldwide by the Internet.
Currently FIRST consists of 301 teams from 65 countries around the globe. Established 10 years ago, BruCERT is a central report and coordination point for computer & internet-related security incidents in Brunei Darussalam. It provides IT security incident response and coordination, vulnerability handling, digital and mobile forensics, dissemination of early alerts and warnings, and public awareness initiatives.