About Us

Who we are
CERT Tonga is the National Computer Emergency Response Team.

We are the point of contact in Tonga for cyber security issues affecting major Tongan businesses. The CERT is under the Ministry of the MEIDECC.

We have direct working relationships and a range of bilateral and multilateral agreements with Government and business computer emergency response teams around the world.

What we do
The CERT Tonga provides advice and support on cyber threats and vulnerabilities to the owners and operators of Tongan critical infrastructure and other systems of national interest. A compromise of these systems could result in significant impacts on Tonga’s economic prosperity, social wellbeing.

These businesses and industries underpin essential service delivery across Tonga, including Government Agencies, Financial Institution and Public Enterprises.

As mandated, CERT Tonga aims to:

  •  Serve as the Kingdom of Tonga’s national point of contact for cyber security issues
  • Collaborate with the regional and international CERTs
  •  Issuance of security warnings and alerts
  •  Provide security awareness campaigns
  •  Conduct an annual cyber security threat survey
  •  Establish and maintain an incident database
  •  Identify capacity building programs for staff
  •  Conduct incident handling
  •  Digital evidence handling
  •  Conducting risk analysis
  •  Provide security consultation and advice
  •  Research development
  •  Provide forensic services