NFIR is officially a CERT!


CERT stands for Computer Emergency Response Team. The attribute is awarded by Carnagie Mellon University to companies and teams involved in digital security incidents.

Carnegie Mellon University has determined that NFIR meets the requirements to officially call itself CERT! NFIR owes this to the work we do and the parties we work with. NFIR works for and together with private individuals, SMEs, government bodies, multinationals, educational institutions and non-profit organisations.

NFIR considers it important that Cyber Security is accessible to everyone. NFIR offers various IT security services, such as Incident Response, Digital Forensic Investigation, Pentesting, Security Monitoring, the Cyber Security Support Contract and Security Awareness.

NFIR’s achievement of the CERT brings it into the ranks of large organisations involved in combating cyber incidents, such as the NCSC, the IBD, the Ministry of Defence, telecom organisations and banks. Among these CERTs, there is an overriding confidence in a sector by speaking the same language, which makes cooperation possible. NFIR is very proud to obtain this quality mark!

Security incident? Get acquainted with incident response

Our incident response team is available 24/7 to identify and resolve any cyber incident

  • Triage: the aim of this step is to identify the source(s) and affected devices and/or systems, set priorities based on these and determine the plan of approach for further research. At the same time, data is safeguarded in a forensic way for possible further investigation.
  • Containment:this process involves restoring affected devices and/or systems and verifying security so normal operations can resume.
  • Post incident activities: When the incident is resolved, a forensic investigation report is prepared. The report proposes solutions to prevent a similar event from occurring in the future. NFIR can also support and/or advise in the communication towards the Data Protection Authority, attorney at law and other parties involved.

The NFIR team consists of a team of digital forensic investigators, ethical hackers and team leads who have extensive experience with cyber security incident response. After notification of the security incident, a team is put together that expresses its opinion. The size of the team depends on the type of cyber incidents. Of course, all members of the team will work forensically during this process.

CERT is the acronym given by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg to the first Computer Emergency Response Team established (known as CERT/CC).

Because Carnegie Mellon University protects the name CERT, other incident response teams are also referred to as CSIRT or the acronym is used for Computer Emergency Readiness Team. In essence, they have the same function: preventing incidents and acting if an incident does occur.

We stand for communicating in clear language with our customers. In this way we also report our findings. In addition, we aspire to the ‘numbers tell the tale’ approach, which enables us to help you in a targeted way by means of various types of research. The approach also includes further development of our services. As a result, our services keep in line with changing practice.

NFIR stands for offering technical and organisational support, security services and training. With our knowledge and experience we can provide you with technical advice and advise you on the procedures and processes of information security. Enabling NFIR helps you to increase the resilience of your organisation’s cyber security in several areas.

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