WARP (information security)

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Warning, Advice and Reporting Point (WARP) is a community or internal company-based service to share advice and information on computer-based threats and vulnerabilities.

WARPs typically provide:

  • Warning - A filtered warning service, where subscribers receive alerts and advisory information on only the subjects relevant to them.
  • Advice - An advice brokering service, where members can ask and respond to questions in a trusted secure environment.
  • Reporting - Central collection of information on incidents and problems in a trusted secure environment. The collected information may then be anonymised and shared amongst the membership.

On average, WARPs cost much less to set up than a Computer Emergency Response Centre, as in CERT/CC or US-CERT.

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