EG-CERT was established in April 2009 as part of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA).
EG-CERT is charged with providing computer and information security incident response, support, defence and analysis against cyber attacks and collaboration with governmental, financial entities and any other critical information infrastructure sectors EG-CERT also provides early warning against malware spreading and massive cyber attacks against Egypt's telecom infrastructure.
EG-CERT consists of four main departments: Incident Handling, Cyber forensics, Malware Analysis and Penetration Testing.
Incident Handling: aims to handle the incidents and the attacks targeting the Egyptian critical information infrastructure and mitigate the cyber threats. This involves emergency readiness and preparedness in the most professional and skilled manner as we keep abreast of the latest threats and trends in the field of cyber security and constantly increases our technical capabilities.
Cyber Forensics: this department aims to preserve the integrity of digital artifacts to be presented as evidence to the responsible entities. It seeks to recover, analyse, and identify the evidence to estimate the potential impact of the malicious activity on the victim.
Penetration Testing: this department aims to determine the strengths and weaknesses of a network consisting of computers and network devices, maintaining both the integrity of the results and the stability of the systems being tested.
Malware Analysis: this department aims to provide expertise in detecting and analysing malicious software (malware). The Reverse engineering process is used to identify, analyse, and extract information from the collected malware. We conduct research using artificial intelligence techniques to automatically detect and identify the malware and exploits.