VUCERT - The VU Amsterdam Computer Emergency Response Team
VUCERT investigates and coordinates matters pertaining to information security incidents involving staff, students and/or systems at VU Amsterdam. This applies to incidents that appear to have originated within VU Amsterdam, and incidents whereby the university is the victim. VUCERT is also responsible for providing information relating to information security within VU Amsterdam, and for giving solicited and unsolicited advice to staff and students.

Reporting security incidents
In the event of a breach of security (or a suspected breach of security), you should contact VUCERT immediately.
E-mail (preferred)

For emergencies outside office hours: +31 (0)20 592 2222

We work under a Responsible Disclosure arrangement

Postal address:
VU Amsterdam
VUCERT, room MP-N537
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands 

T +31 20 598 71 59      

More information
What is a security incident
VUCERT charter

The following RSS feed provides up-to-date information about bugs and security leaks in software:

Dutch version of this page

What is a security incident?

A security incident is an event that jeopardizes the confidentiality, integrity or availability of information or information processing systems.
Examples of security incidents include contamination with viruses and/or malware, attempts to gain unauthorized access to information or systems (hacking), the loss of a USB stick with confidential information, theft of data or hardware, compromised mailbox.

Discovering a security incident
If you suspect or discover a security incident, please report it to VUCERT as swiftly as possible.
The only condition is that it must in some way involve VU Amsterdam, either as the target or the source.


Nederlands: VUCERT