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National CIRT

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Effective mechanisms and institutional structures at the national level are necessary to reliably deal with cyber threats and incidents. The absence of such institutions and lack of national capacities poses a genuine problem in adequately and effectively responding to cyber attacks. National Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRT) play an important role in the solution.

ITU is working with Member States to build capacity at national and regional levels, deploy capabilities, and assist in establishing and enhancing National Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRTs). ​
CIRTmap_11nov2014-v2.png Worldwide, as of March 2019, there are currently 109 National CIRTs See full list...

 

CIRT ASSESSMENT​​

ITU is helping countries to establish National Computer Incident Response Teams (CIRT), which serve as a national focus point for coordinating cybersecurity incident response to cyber attacks in the country. The objective of the CIRT Assessment is to define the readiness to imple​ment a national CIRT.​​​​

ITU HAS TO DA​TE COMPLETED CIRT ASSESSMENTS FOR 75 COUNTRIES​

​​Africa​ (31):
​Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Dem Rep), Congo (Republic), Côte d'Ivoire, Gabonese Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, eSwatini, Tanzania, Togolese Republic, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe​
Americas (15):​
Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Bolivia, Dominica , Dominican Republic , Ecuador, Grenada, Honduras, Jamaica , St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago​
Arab Region (7):
Comoros, Djibouti, Jo​​​rdan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Palestine, Sudan
​Asia & Pacific (13):
Afghanistan, Bangladesh , Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal , Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam
Europe & CIS (8):
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Monaco, Montenegro, Serbia

​CIRT ESTABLISHMENT

After the CIRT assessment, the initiative assists with planning, implementation, and operation of the CIRT. ITU’s continued collaboration wi​th the newly esta​​blish CIRT ensures that support remains​​ available, and institutions can be further enhanced.​

​​ITU HAS ESTABLISHED OR ENHANCED CIRTS IN 18 COUNTRIES​​

​​ITU has established National CIRT​s in 12 countries: ​​​​​​
Barbados​​, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus (Governmental CIRT) + National CSIRT​,​ Ghana, Jamaica, ​KenyaMontenegro,Tanzania, Tri​​nid​ad​​ and Tobag​oU​ganda, Zambia​.​
CIRT Implementations in progress in 5 countries:​
Burundi,Botswana, ​Gam​bia, Palestine and Zimbabwe​.
CIRT Enhancement in 1 country:
Kenya


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​​LIST OF ITU PROJECTS RELATED TO CIRTS​​​

ONGOING ​​​​​

​IMPLEMENTED

CIRT Implementation of CIRT Services and related capabilities (2PLS18--5)​​
​​​Communications CIRT Est​ablishment (9BOT18006)​
National CIRT Establishment - Burundi (9BDI12011)​​​
​National CIRT Esta​blishment in Trinidad and Tobago (9TRI14003​)​​​
National CIRT Establishment - Gambia (2GAM16002​)​​​
Establishment of a Cybersecurity Innovation Centre for the Arab Region (7OMA13005)​​​​
Cybersecurity in Pacific Island Countries (9RAS17059)​​
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Enhanced Kenya ​CIRT/CC (9KEN15006​)​
National CIRT Establishment - Cyprus (9CYP17002​) ​​​
National CIRT Establishment in Zimbabwe (9ZIM17008​)
​​Human Capacity Building in Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection (9THA15030)​​
National CIRT Estab​lishment in Ghana (9GHA13004)​​​
​National CIRT Establishment in Jamaica (9JAM13002)​​​
National CIRT Establishment in Barbados (9BAR13002)​​​ ​​​​
Governmental CIRT Establishment in Cyprus (9CYP13001)​ ​​​​
National CIRT Establishment in Ivory Coast (9IVC12002)​​​
National CIRT Establishment in Tanzania (9URT12005)​ ​​
​​​​National CIRT Establishment in Uganda (9UGA11007)​
​Uganda CIRT​​​
​​National CIRT Establishment in Montenegro (2MNE11001)​
​Montenegro CIRT
​National CIRT Establishment in Burkina Faso (9BKF12008)​
​Burkina Faso CIRT​
​National CIRT Establishment in Zambia (9ZAM11005)​​
​​Zambia CIRT
​National CIRT Establishment in Kenya (9KEN12005)​​
​​Keny​​a CIRT​​
​​Least Developed Countries Infrastructure Protection Program​ | Project Framework (7GLO13071)​​ Implementation: ​​
​- Sierra Leone​
Comoros​​

 
FURTHER RESOURCES AND LINKS​
                                               
​​​​PDF/Link to CIRT Establishment Training document
PDF/Link to Flyer: FIRST membership information
Link to related work field: Cybersecurity Insight​ 
​​Video: Cyprus: Responding to and managing cyber-threats​​

​​KEY PARTNERS & COLLABORATORS
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Deloitte  
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 NRD Cyber Security
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World Bank Group