Somalia Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center (SomCERT/CC) is the first national/governmental CERT in Somalia. In May 2019, SomCERT/CC was formed as a section/unit of the Cyber Security Department by the National Communications Authority (NCA) with the objective of securing Somalia’s cyberspace and providing an official point of contact to handle cybersecurity incidents in the Somali Internet community.
SomCERT/CC provides cybersecurity incident handling, promoting cybersecurity awareness, as well as coordinating cybersecurity issues. SomCERT/CC collaborates with government agencies, organizations, academia, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and other relevant entities to handle cybersecurity incidents in Somalia and various cybersecurity initiatives worldwide and it will provide timely warning, support, and advisories to all constituents from public and private sectors in preventing and handling cybersecurity incidents.
SomCERT/CC is a full and active member of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Teams (OIC-CERT). SomCERT/CC has very close cooperation with the Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ARCC), AfricaCERT, and International Telecommunications Union (ITU).