JPCERT/CC promotes CSIRT establishment and operational support in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.
In the Asia-Pacific region, cultures, legal systems, economic levels and Internet adoption rates vary greatly from one country to another, in spite of their geographical relationship. Some countries do not have their own national CSIRT, where concerns in the computer security field vary depending on the country. APCERT (Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team) is an organization that supports those countries and promotes efficient information coordination in the Asia-Pacific region. 20 teams in 14 countries including China, Korea and Taiwan are members of APCERT.
JPCERT/CC joined APCERT as a governing board member and has been serving as its secretariat.
In countries where Internet use is expanding, but there is no national CSIRT facility available and information security related literacy is insufficient, coordination can be difficult in the event of a security incident. As a result, this makes it difficult to minimize possible damages. Furthermore, multinational corporations conducting business activities in those regions may be concerned about the risk of security incidents.
For such regions, JPCERT/CC provides expertise to establish and operate national CSIRT support services including training to perform incident response operations.
JPCERT/CC has assisted domestic companies in establishing their own CSIRT facilities, providing expertise and technical support. JPCERT/CC has participated in the building of a framework so that Japanese CSIRTs can closely work together.