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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

IL-CERT (Israel’s Computer Emergency Response Team) is Israel’s civilian center for addressing Information Security and Cyber events. IL-CERT is an unaffiliated and professional organization that provides an address for people and organizations in Israel and world-wide to report events concerning the Internet in Israel. IL-CERT is responsible for coordinating activities in addressing security events, pro-active activities before they occur and information sharing and public awareness on issues of Information Security and Privacy.

As a civilian, unaffiliated non-profit, for coordinating and dealing with threats on connected information systems, IL-CERT sees a high priority in increasing awareness and knowledge of the population as a whole to Information Security and Privacy issues and acts to further these causes. Recent Information Security events in Israel have highlighted the need for a professional evaluation of events (as opposed to media or law-enforcement evaluation), and delivering quality assessments and recommendations to the public at large. IL-CERT acts to investigate such events and publish information to the public on how to deal with future incidents, defense tools, etc.

IL-CERT Activities:

  • Investigation and response to Information Security events that affect our constituency, and providing quality assessments and recommendations to the public.
  • Coordinating the handling of security events while they occur, while remaining non-affiliated and professional, between various entities in Israel and abroad.
  • Public Relations and Awareness – Publishing threat information and defense tools.