24/7 support for security incidents
Institutes connected to the SURFnet network can make use of the SURFcert incident response service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Institutes report security breaches (incidents) to SURFcert, who will keep your institute informed of the progress of the incident, and provide any necessary advice on how to resolve it. SURFcert has been accredited by FIRST.
Optimising institutional security
SURFnet also works with institutions to optimise security using tools and other resources.
SURFcert helps to prevent DDoS attacks and to minimise their impact. For better protection of your institution. More about DDoS protection
TRANSITS training programme
SURFacademy offers twice-yearly training for new and existing institutional CERT members. More about TRANSITS
SCIRT (SURFnet Community of Incident Response Teams)
An operational security working group, with a focus on incident management. More about SCIRT
OZON cyber crisis exercise
Every other year SURF organises the nationwide OZON cyber crisis exercise. More about the OZON cyber crisis exercise (in Dutch)
AIRT is a workflow application used by SURFcert to record and forward security breaches and incidents to institutes. More about AIRT
Colour code Information-Sharing Traffic Light Protocol
We use the Information-Sharing Traffic Light Protocol to exchange informatio on data security. More about Information-Sharing Traffic Light Protocol
CVPO (CERT-formation process support)
SURFnet supports institutes in the setup and training of local Company Emergency Response Teams (CERTs).
Netflow is a service that analyses data on traffic to and from the institute, in order to detect network attacks at an early stage and limit the damage caused.
Who can use SURFcert?
SURFcert is available to institutes connected to SURFnet.
Telephone: +31-887873000 - during office hours
Alarm number - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: +31-622923564
3501 DA Utrecht
Use the public SURFnet-CERT PGP key to send confidential messages to SURFnet-CERT and to verify the digital signature from SURFnet-CERT.
- Operational information on SURFcert
- Information-Sharing Traffic Light Protocol
- More information on CERT teams
- Overview of all CERT teams
- SURFcert Service Description (RFC 2350)
This service is included in SURFnet's core package.