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The Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team, established by the Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC), Air Intelligence Agency (AIA), is the single point of contact in the Air Force for reporting and handling computer security incidents and vulnerabilities. The AFCERT is a charter member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST)

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Suggestions for using this site:
This site is primarily a compilation of external resources, supplemented by AFCERT research. While not exhaustive, we link to some of the most useful security information available.
  • To access specific issues, such as anti-virus techniques or Java security, we suggest checking the Advisories, Articles, Checklists, and FAQs sections.
  • For a broader search, such as finding a newsletter on security or a specific CERT, we suggest referencing Security and Computing Sites.
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