TF-CSIRT Activities

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TF-CSIRT activities are defined by the Terms of Reference as well as those agreed by the task force membership from year-to-year. These activities are currently:

Meetings

The Task Force meets three times per year in different locations. Meetings include a general session to discuss issues of common interest and latest developments, as well as a closed session where more sensitive matters can be focused on.

Trusted Introducer

This is the listing, accreditation and certification service of the Task Force; also offering X.509 certificates, PGP key signing, and out-of-band alerting to accredited CSIRTs. It is currently operated by PRESECURE who are contracted by GÉANT on behalf of the Task Force.

TRANSITS Training

The Task Force trains new and experienced CSIRT personnel, as well as individuals with a bona-fide interest in establishing a CSIRT. TRANSITS courses are organised by GÉANT on behalf of the Task Force, utilising personnel from the Task Force membership. The course materials are also available for third-party use subject to certain conditions.

Incident Handling Software

The Task Force defines the requirements and oversees development of the RTIR (Request Tracker for Incident Response) incident handling software used by many CSIRTs.

Abuse Contacts

The Task Force supports the deployment of abuse contact lookup mechanisms (e.g. IRT objects) in Regional Internet Registries. It also helps improve documentation and procedures, and reviews privacy and data protection regulations that relate to this.

Liaison Activities

The Task Force organises joint meetings and collaborates in training activities with FIRST. It has also established liaisons with ENISA, APCERT and the GN4 project.


Past Activities