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Compliance and Reporting

For more information about any of the following programs, please contact info@us-cert.gov.

Federal Incident Reporting Guidelines

These guidelines outline a schema that all response teams should utilize when reporting incidents to the US-CERT.

Federal Network Security (FNS)

FNS collaborates across the Federal Government to enhance the nation's cybersecurity posture by identifying common requirements, collaborating with compoonents of the federal enterprise, implementing policy and technical solutions, and monitoring the effectiveness of solutions.

Incident Definition

An incident is the act of violating an explicit or implied security policy according to NIST Special Publication 800-61.

Traffic Light Protocol

The Traffic Light Protocol (TLP) is a set of designations used to ensure that sensitive information is shared with the correct audience. It employs four colors to indicate different degrees of sensitivity and the corresponding sharing considerations to be applied by the recipient(s). Learn more on the Traffic Light Protocol page.

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