Responding to cybersecurity threats in PNG. The Papua New Guinea Computer Emergency Response Team
What is PNGCERT?
The Papua New Guinea Computer Emergency Response Team (PNGCERT) works to promote awareness, provide advisory assistance, and coordinate responses to cyber-security incidents in PNG.
PNGCERT is established by the Government of Papua New Guinea and is operated under the auspices of the same, centrally facilitated through the national ICT regulator, the National Information and Communication Technology Authority (NICTA).
PNGCERT comprises representatives from Government Ministries and Agencies, Universities, Internet Services Providers, Banks, and Mobile Network Operators.
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