Here you'll find the guidelines and mission statement that inform the work of CERT@VDE.


Cooperation with CERT@VDE is based on the following guidelines:

  • Confidentiality of customer data is of the highest priority.
  • Any cooperation happens on a voluntary basis and can be terminated at any time.
  • Personal business concepts must not suffer from any activities of CERT@VDE.
  • Reciprocal contributions and information shall optimize all member’s work processes.
  • Our work and cooperation shall provide a model for CERTs from other sectors.


Mission Statement

Trust and efficiency are necessary for any communication on security vulnerabilities.

CERT@VDE assists SMEs in Industrial Automation with the handling of vulnerabilities and product security incidents. It provides a trusted platform for cross-organizational collaboration.


  • Provides a neutral, trustworthy and secure platform for collaboration between vendors.
  • Assists with the coordinated disclosure of vulnerabilities.
  • Enables exchange and discussion of methods and practice for product security.
  • Processes vulnerability information from multiple sources and provides it to the target constituency, i.e. vendors, integrators and users of Industrial control systems (ICS).
  • Organizes workshops for the industry.
  • Develops processes and best practices with its partners in the industry.


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