Computer Security Incident Response Team


EGI CSIRT coordinates operational security activities within the EGI Infrastructure to deliver a secure and stable infrastructure, giving scientists and researchers the protection and confidence they require to safely and effectively carry out their research.

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To report a security incident:

To report a software vulnerability:

  • or use this web form
    (don’t discuss on open forums)

Or contact us via email


  • Prevention of security incidents (security monitoring, software vulnerability handling, risk assessment and mitigation)
  • Incident response
  • Security policy and procedures
  • Security Trainings

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Keeping the EGI infrastructure secure requires an understanding of attack and defense techniques that goes beyond the average skill set of system administrators. Security training is vital to guarantee that local teams are able to use available information for a complete incident response. EGI CSIRT has a diverse catalogue of training modules, developed by the team or by partner institutions.

EGI CSIRT at the IRIS Security Workshop

EGI CSIRT will be taking part in a security workshop held for the IRIS eInfrastructure, a collaboration of science activities and provider entities driven by the physics communities supported by UKRI STFC in the UK. This workshop is designed to share experience and...

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Kobalos malware – a new threat to HPC systems

An international data security firm, ESET, has published a report of a malware called Kobalos, a tiny, yet complex Linux and Unix threat, targeting supercomputing clusters. The ESET report describes Kobalos as a backdoor that works on Linux and Unix. Some compromised...

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