As of 11/12/2013 the FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) organization has informed the Government Incident Response Center of the decision of the FIRST Steering Committee that GovCERT-Hungary team meets the requirements to join FIRST again.

The Goverment Incident Response Team has new phone numbers:

Secretariat: Monday - Thursday 07:00 - 16:00; Friday 07:00 - 13:30

Phone: +36 1 336 4840 Fax: +36 1 269 1706

On October 12-13, 2012, Hacktivity, the largest It Security Festival in Central and Eastern Europe will be held again! Real festival mood, presentations, workshops, games, hardware hacking, lock picking, big Friday party and 1000+ hackers from all over the world!!

For details please read the attached PDF document.

CERT-RO, the Romanian national CERT paid an official visit to the National Cyber Security Center (CERT-Hungary) in early March. The aim of the visit was to get to know each other's technical capacities, find areas for international engagement, and work out a protocol for information exchange.

As the National Cybersecurity Center of Hungary, CERT-Hungary endeavours to provide a high level of services to its partners, therefore our specialists have recognized qualifications and are attending trainings regularly.

1000 ethical hackers from all over the world are expected at Hacktivity, the largest hacker conference in Eastern and Central Europe, on September 17-18, 2011 in Budapest (Millenáris, Building B - Hungary, H-1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus street 16-20.).

On 24 June, 2010, the Slovakian GovCERT - CSIRT.SK - paid a visit to Budapest to meet CERT-Hungary. The bilateral meeting was held at Theodore Puskas Foundation, host of the National Cybersecurity Center.

The aim of the consultation was to introduce the two national govcert structures, find common points of interest for cooperation, and to support CSIRT.SK in gaining international memberships to the main CSIRT forums.

The bilateral meeting will hopefully continue in a successful cooperation for both sides and enhance network security in the CEE region.

The organizer NetAcademia Training Center was expecting IT security managers and auditors for the event held in Cinema City Aréna. Two experts gave presentations on behalf of the Theodore Puskas Foundation, representing the National Cyber Security Center.

As in the previous years, the aim of the event was to provide a good overview of the current IT
security issues through practical approach.

To summarize, the Ethical Hacking conference 2010 was a success, with equal interest foming from

The Hungarian Government established the National Cybersecurity Center in a government  decree, as part of the security measures of electronic public administration.

The decree commissions the Theodore Puskas Foundation to establish and run the National Cybersecurity Center. Thus, as of 1 January 2010, CERT-Hungary fulfills the tasks designated by the decree.

On 1st December 2008, the Insafe network launched its first global activity for Safer Internet Day 2009, 10 February 2009, namely a quiz available in 22 languages!
The Insafe quiz addresses young people between 10 and 15 years of age, and requires them to answer a series of multiple choice questions on the media, internet safety, culture, history and geography followed by a final challenge.