Official website of the South African National CSIRT

Useful Links

Authorities and Industry Bodies in SA

• DOJ&CD - Department of Justice & Constitutional Development - Cyber Safety Provides information on cyber safety, online security, spam and scam emails and examples of fraudulent documents - Includes 419 and lottery scam letters also known as 'advanced fee fraud'.

•DTPS - Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services - Child Online Protection Established as an international collaborative network for action to promote the online protection of children worldwide by providing guidance on safe online behaviour in conjunction with other UN agencies and partners.

•FPB - Film and Publication Board - Pro Child A public service for reporting (anonymously), any child pornography or sexual abuse images discovered accidentally on the internet. This may also include child grooming activities hosted in chat rooms. FPB also disseminates news and safety tips.



Incident coordination

Receiving, triaging, and responding to requests and reports, and analysing cyber incidents and events.

Cybersecurity assessment and advisory

Detailed review and analysis of constituent's publicly viewable assets.


Gather and develop security advisories and intrusion alerts to help constituents to protect their systems and networks.

Security-related information dissemination

Provision of a comprehensive and categorised collection of relevant publicly available documentation that aids in improving security.

Cybersecurity awareness building

Increase security awareness for citizens through the dissemination of various artefacts.

Identification of national standards

Identification of appropriate de facto rigorous, semantically correct,clear, and understandable standards.

Promotion of national standards

Promote the use of the de facto national standards, which facilitate threat sharing between the constituents of the Cybersecurity Hub via implementation of threat sharing platforms.

Establishment of Sector-CSIRTs

Promotion of collective capacity via public-private partnerships for the advancement of cybersecurity best practises all via the establishment of sector-CSIRTs.

Skills and training

Development and promotion of a national cybersecurity skills framework approved by relevant national institutions.